It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.
Among those killed in the crush of the Hajj crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last week was a woman beloved in Nigeria and beyond. Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, a pioneering journalist and activist, broke down barriers in a patriarchal society.
Hundreds of pilgrims died in a stampede in Mecca on Thursday, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. It's not the first tragedy on the Hajj. How do people prepare for the risks, and what lessons can be learned for the future?
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.
What if instead of increasing spending on the military, that money was spent in other ways. Use our interactive and find out how a cut in global military spending could fund projects like climate change mitigation or ending world hunger.
Most of Saudi Arabia's population is under the age of 30, and a growing number of them is frustrated with the Kingdom's tight restrictions on social freedoms, and that could pose problems for the Saudi state
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.
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 Geo Quiz takes a look at the rights of women in Saudi Arabia this time. The Saudi city we'd like you to name today is second largest city after the capital Riyadh. For the past few days a woman has been driving around this city.
The United States will go forward with some $41 billion worth of military equipment sales to two Middle Eastern countries. Saudi Arabia will get $30 billion in fights and Iraq will get $11 billion in jets, tanks and other equipment.