It's reminiscent of a black-and-white pirate flag and, for some, it conjures up similar feelings of death, destruction, outlaws and violence. Here is our quick explanation of the symbolism of the flag and the meaning of its Arabic phrases.
Forget Princess Charlotte: The House of Saud is shaking things up in Riyadh and preparing to turn over the reins of Saudi Arabia to a younger generation of rulers. And a former US ambassador says those changes, including a new crown prince, look like the real deal.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on a summit today among the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. One objective may be to get Syria to cooperate on various issues, from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to containing Iran.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the capital of Saudi Arabia. Saudi clerics are in the midst of an unprecedented debate. They're reconsidering the ban on unrelated men and women being together in public. Caryle Murphy reports from Riyadh.
Amnesty International issued the 50th edition of its annual death penalty report this week, after finding that overall executions increased from 2010, despite a decline in the number of countries conducting executions. It also found that fewer death sentences were handed down than in the previous year.