Most Commented Stories Tagged: Saudi Arabia

Business, Finance & Economics

The decline in oil prices will put the squeeze on Iran and Russia — and give a jolt to American consumers

The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a decade — and it's still falling. That's put a major dent in the economies of some of the world's largest oil producers, like Iran and Russia. But in the US, it's cause for celebration, as falling oil prices are translating into plummeting prices at the pump.

Global Scan

Mandela brings people together, even in death

World leaders and regular people gathered Tuesday in South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela — a man who was labelled a terrorist by the US until 8 years ago, a friend of China and Cuba, and now a symbol of hope and reconciliation for millions. We also look at Saudi Arabia's interest in its own human genome project, one of the most extreme zipline rides in the world, and a video game where the villian is alcoholism. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia was home to many of the men who carried out the 9-11 attacks. Today, al Qaeda's ideology is still present in the country. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mideast expert Gregory Gause about Saudi Arabia's recent efforts to fight extremism.

Conflict & Justice

Saudi Burger King ads

Burger King ads that will air on Arab TV channels across the Middle East poke fun at Americans' ignorance of Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from Caryle Murphy, correspondent for the Global Post news service.