May 16, 2013 Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites — and especially Twitter — "has lost this world and his afterlife." Many Saudis have turned to social media sites for news and to discuss issues they might otherwise not be able to bring up.
May 2, 2013 A new virus that causes severe pneumonia and sometimes kidney failure has infected more people. Since the virus first appeared in March 2012, it has infected 24 people, including 17 deaths.
April 28, 2013 The film about a girl and her desire to ride a bike has been well received internationally. But few Saudis have seen it because the country does not permit movie theaters.
February 6, 2013 The Obama administration wanted to keep the existence of the base secret. It has been used to target al-Qaida members in Yemen.
October 17, 2012 Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born naturalized American citizen, has admitted conspiring with Iranian officials, the Justice Department says. Iranian officials have accused the U.S. of fabricating the plot.
October 2, 2012 Compare the U.S. and Saudi catalogs. All the same stuff is for sale. But you won't find women in one.
April 27, 2012 Next Wednesday marks one year since U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed the al-Qaida leader. His three wives, children and grandchildren have been sent to Saudi Arabia.
February 7, 2012 The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia, has been pressing for an end to attacks on peaceful protesters in Syria.
December 29, 2011 America and its allies are looking to further isolate and pressure Iran so long as that Persian nation continues to be a threat to others in the region.
October 13, 2011 "We know," the president said today, that "there are individuals in the Iranian government who were aware" of a plan to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
October 12, 2011 As the U.S. continues to lay out its case about a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., Iran continues to deny any official involvement.
June 17, 2011 Some Saudi women are again protesting against the ban on driving while female. And they're telling their tales on Twitter.