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.
A new survey asked for opinions about how women should dress in public in the Middle East. The choices included images of women wearing different kinds of head coverings. The results and approach have been widely criticized. So Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro decided to do his own "survey" on what American women should wear.
With oil prices down and the world's supply eventually running out, Saudi Arabia is looking to the future by constructing a massive new city from scratch along the Red Sea. The kingdom hopes it will provide a new source of income and trade, but it's not without its own problems.