Saudi Arabia has spent the past year taking actions that have alarmed and angered some of its neighbors, especially Iran. There have been warnings this could provoke a war. So who's driving these policies, and why?
Tensions in the Persian Gulf are high after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric. Iran sees itself as the champion of Shiite Islam and is furious with the Saudi action. Saudi Arabia has retaliated by cutting off relations.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have never been friends, but their relations went from bad to worse over the weekend. Saudi Arabia and allies Sudan and Bahrain have broken off diplomatic relations with Tehran and ordered Iranian diplomats out of their nations within 48 hours.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday morning in Saudi Arabia, in his 90s. The king who had effectively led the Middle East kingdom for two decades, though officially for just one, was known as a reformer — even if it was not always evident to outside observers.
Could high bride prices be fueling global terrorism, conflict and instability? Yes, say two academics in a new article published in MIT Press Journals. And they say the US should wake up and address it.
Rebels in control of Yemen's capital accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting them of killing more than 100 people and wounding hundreds more Saturday in air strikes on a funeral in Sanaa. The coalition denied it.
Saudi Arabia was home to many of the men who carried out the 9-11 attacks. Today, al Qaeda's ideology is still present in the country. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mideast expert Gregory Gause about Saudi Arabia's recent efforts to fight extremism.
Burger King ads that will air on Arab TV channels across the Middle East poke fun at Americans' ignorance of Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from Caryle Murphy, correspondent for the Global Post news service.