The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is becoming increasingly concerned about a growing divorce rate there and so t he government is reportedly considering making pre-marriage courses compulsory for couples about to tie the knot
World leaders met in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, this weekend to discuss solutions for rising oil prices. There is disagreement about the cause: oil consumers, like the United States, say it's all about supply, while the producer nations point to market speculation
President Bush is going to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt for meetings with Middle Eastern leaders this week. Few are optimistic for major diplomatic results despite a schedule filled with world leaders.
A Saudi Arabian novel, banned in the Kingdom, is now available in the US in English translation; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Saudi author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed about his book "Wolves of the Crescent Moon."
The answer to today's Geo Quiz - what time is it in Mecca, Saudia Arabia when it's noon time in Los Angeles - is 10pm. The BBC's Arab Affairs Analyst, Magdi Abdelhadi reports that some Muslims want to replace Greenwich Mean Time with Mecca Time.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and death brought unwanted attention to the Saudi regime. It has also challenged world leadership to take a stand for human rights, press freedoms and rule of law — a responsibility that has been largely shirked on this grim anniversary.
Last year, many of the who's who in politics and business boycotted Saudi Arabia's "Davos in the Desert" event in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. This year? Many return but there are still some notable no-shows.
Global stocks plunged on Monday and prices for crude oil tumbled as much as 33% after Saudi Arabia launched a price war with Russia, sending investors already worried by the coronavirus fleeing for the safety of bonds and the yen.