Iran has full control of the Gulf and the US Navy does not belong there, the head of the navy of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, General Alireza Tangsiri, was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying on Monday.
Last week, during a high-profile financial summit in Riyadh, a robot called Sophia was granted Saudi citizenship. A publicity stunt, according to some analysts, but what does it actually mean to give a robot citizenship?
Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.
The Houthi takeover of much of Yemen has turned into a regional power struggle, as a Saudi-led military coalition has started attacking Houthi targets in Yemen. The intervention could now have far wider implications outside of Yemen, including at the nuclear negotiating table.
With oil prices down and the world's supply eventually running out, Saudi Arabia is looking to the future by constructing a massive new city from scratch along the Red Sea. The kingdom hopes it will provide a new source of income and trade, but it's not without its own problems.
As many as 1,000 foreign workers have been killed on construction sites in Qatar since it was awarded the 2022 World Cup four years ago. Poor pay, inhumane conditions, malnutrition and death — all are part of life for the men trying to build the new stadiums and hotels, while supporting their families.
The tension between Iran and the United States grew a little stronger this weekend. New sanctions, missile firings and another ultimatum from Iran all marked a weekend that saw neither side flinching in their ongoing confrontation.
The Taliban are expected to enter negotiations with the U.S.-supported Afghan government, and the first step was their decision this week to open a liaison office in Qatar. The Taliban will appoint a representative to the office who will be able to carry messages between the two sides.
There was good news on Iran — at least in the estimation of U.S. intelligence officials — on Thursday. The U.S. believes Iran will not intentionally provoke a violent reaction from the United States and Israel has not decided whether it needs to make a pre-emptive strike on Iran.
The United Arab Emirates has embarked on a campaign to expand its global presence as a leader in foreign aid. In the latest effort, the UAE has made a major investment in Joplin, Mo., which was devastated in 2011 by a tornado.