Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

Jul 17, 2016

Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system, which bars women from traveling abroad, obtaining a passport, marrying or exiting prison without the consent of a male relative, remains the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the kingdom, according to a report released Sunday by a ...

File 17 provides glimpse into still-secret 28 pages about 9/11

Jul 5, 2016

File 17 provides glimpse into still-secret 28 pages about 9/11

Amid the clamor a year ago to release 28 still-secret pages of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, the government quietly declassified a little-known report listing more than three dozen people who piqued the interest of investigators probing possible Saudi connections to ...

Saudi Arabia hit by suicide blasts, including at Medina holy site

Jul 5, 2016

Saudi Arabia hit by suicide blasts, including at Medina holy site

State-linked Saudi news websites reported an explosion Monday near one of Islam’s holiest sites in the city of Medina, as two suicide bombers struck in different cities without killing anyone. Sabq news site and other local media, quoting unnamed sources, said the explosion was ...

Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen: anti-Houthi coalition

Jun 1, 2016

Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen: anti-Houthi coalition

Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Monday night, the military coalition supporting the Yemeni government against rebels said. It was the second missile launch from Yemen since U.N.-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait on April 21 between the Houthi Shiite ...

May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted ...