Saudi Arabia

Global Scan

Scandinavians, for the first time, are joining the jihad

Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman reports on how some Bedouin musicians found some military debris in the desert from the 1967 Six Day War, and transformed the trash into percussion instruments for their band, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band.

Global Scan

Free hugs? You'll go to jail for that

You'd think no one could possibly object to something as simple as free hugs. But that's not the case in Saudi Arabia. Plus, a boy who died 24,000 years ago has given clues to the origin of Native Americans in the US, and the Israeli government is struggling with the mafia. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

U.S. - Saudi Relations

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia looks like the only OPEC member with capacity to boost output quickly and significantly, but the United States hasn't been able to convince its ally to do so

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz Answer

In the Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name and author of a book set �in the naked desert, under the indifferent heavens.' The book is The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph, the author is T.E. Lawrence.