It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.
Among those killed in the crush of the Hajj crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last week was a woman beloved in Nigeria and beyond. Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, a pioneering journalist and activist, broke down barriers in a patriarchal society.
Hundreds of pilgrims died in a stampede in Mecca on Thursday, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. It's not the first tragedy on the Hajj. How do people prepare for the risks, and what lessons can be learned for the future?
Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi became one of the first Saudi women to go public about her breast cancer, and has been trying to reduce the stigma across the Arab world.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has wanted a seat on the United Nations Security Council for years, and they were awarded one this week. But instead of celebrating, it only took a few hours for the country to turn down the offer.
Saudi Arabia has spent the past year taking actions that have alarmed and angered some of its neighbors, especially Iran. There have been warnings this could provoke a war. So who's driving these policies, and why?