Saudi Arabia

Arts, Culture & Media

Saudi singer: People say, 'I hope you die, I hope you burn in hell, you're a slut.'

If you think it's hard to make it as a musician in the US, try Saudi Arabia. Music isn't officially illegal, but many Muslims there believe that music is forbidden — so not only are there no karaoke bars, but shredding that guitar solo might actually get you in trouble with religious police. But that doesn't mean that there are no aspiring Saudi Idols.

Saudis and Egyptians talk with Syria

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.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

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.