Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri says he was abducted by the C.I.A. on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. American officials say he defected to the US and then had second thoughts. The story has parallels to a novel by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Usef Arefin of the BBC's Indonesia Service about confusion that's arisen over the Kiblah, the direction that Muslims face when they pray.
The Pentagon is set to notify the Congress in Washington of a $60 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, reports quoting US officials say. Lisa Mullins talks with Adam Entous, the National Security Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
A new agency at the United Nations aims to promote equality and women's rights. The surprise list of the board members includes Saudi Arabia, Libya and Congo. Philippe Bolopion, UN advocacy director for Human Rights Watch speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.
Iran's president has dismissed as propaganda the leaking of US cables detailing Arab calls for Washington to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets a reality check from Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour.
There have been other discoveries in the WikiLeaks trove. One includes a cable that sheds light on how American television may be countering extremism in Saudi America. The World's Alex Gallafent has more.
When Wikileaks released a tranche of US diplomatic cables recently, the machinations of Saudi Arabia caused some headlines. That's Saudi Arabia. Long-term Saudi watchers caution against reading the cables on their own. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
A vulture caught in Saudi Arabia has been handed to Saudi security officials. Some Saudis suspect the bird is part of an espionage plot by Israel. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Time Marshall, foreign affairs editor for Britain's Sky News.