Saudi Arabia

Business, Economics and Jobs

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.

Politics

Foreign coverage of Washington news

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Muna Shikaki, Washington correspondent for the Arabic language television channel Al-Arabiya, and Gregor Schmitz of German news magazine Der Spiegel, about how they are covering this week's news from Washington.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo Quiz and answer

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.