Saudi Arabia's religious police lose power to arrest

Under new guidelines,super strict religious police ordered to be 'kinder and gentler' in enforcing Islamic rules.Shoshana Miskin, 4/14/2016, 8:02 AM

Sisi defends strategic island transfer to Saudis

Faced with protest, Egyptian president says he 'restored' them, after Saudis in 1950 asked for protection from Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2016, 2:31 PM

Saudi Arabia and Jordan reject Iran's 'interference'

Saudi Arabia and Jordan say Iran’s interference in the region’s internal affairs ignites sectarian strife.Ben Ariel, 4/12/2016, 2:16 AM

Egypt cedes strategic islands to Saudi Arabia

Border change could block strategic passage between Israel and Aqaba.Tova Dvorin, 4/11/2016, 10:29 AM

Saudis plan massive Red Sea bridge to link Egypt, bypass Israel

Saudi Arabia planning massive aid package to Egypt, bridge to Sinai to bolster Egyptian economy and link Arab world.David Rosenberg, 4/10/2016, 8:52 AM

Saudi Arabia threatens to punish Hezbollah supporters

Saudi Arabia says it will punish anyone who belongs to Hezbollah, sympathizes with it, supports it financially or harbors its members.Ben Ariel, 3/14/2016, 4:12 AM

Lebanese PM to Nasrallah: Stop verbally attacking Saudi Arabia

Lebanon's PM demands Hezbollah leader stop his verbal attacks against Saudi Arabia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2016, 4:42 AM

Nasrallah: Arab states who want relations with Israel will fail

Hezbollah leader connects between Gulf state blacklist and normalizing ties with Israel, says most Arabs still view Israel as an enemy.Ben Ariel, 3/7/2016, 6:12 AM

Saudis demand Assad leave with no delay

Saudi FM says diplomatic process must start with Assad's ouster, emphasizing Syrians have already voted him out 'with their guns.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2016, 7:13 PM

Top-level Israeli delegation 'visited Riyadh secretly'

Visit including senior Israeli figure took place several weeks ago, says TV report. Fear of Iran creating Sunni-Jewish bond.Gil Ronen, 3/2/2016, 7:40 PM

Guman targets Saudi preacher in Philippines

Sheikh A'ed ِAl Qarni was wounded in a shooting as he left a university auditorium in Zamboanga. Scholar says ISIS may be involved.Gil Ronen, 3/2/2016, 7:13 PM

Nasrallah to Saudis: Don't collectively punish Lebanon

Hezbollah chief calls on Saudi Arabia not to collectively punish Lebanon's people just because it disagrees with Hezbollah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 2:13 AM

Saudi official: Ground operation in Syria was discussed

Saudi official says international coalition contemplated a ground operation in Syria but hasn't yet decided on one.Ben Ariel, 3/1/2016, 2:15 AM

Satirical Hezbollah skit leads to riots in Lebanon

After Saudi-TV broadcasts Hassan Nasrallah parody, Hezbollah supporters go wild in Beirut.Shoshana Miskin, 2/28/2016, 6:32 PM

Syrian ceasefire breached numerous times

Just one day into truce, Saudis and opposition accuse Russia and Assad of at least 15 violations, Russia blames rebels for 9 breaches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2016, 4:35 PM

Nasrallah begs Arab leaders: Don't ally with Israel against Iran

Hezbollah chief makes appeal to Sunni Arabs in wake of growing anti-Iranian alliance.Ari Soffer, 2/16/2016, 7:55 PM

Ya'alon taken to task by Saudi prince at Munich Conference

Israeli Defense Minister and former Saudi intelligence chief argue over Israel's alleged contacts with Gulf states.Ben Ariel, 2/15/2016, 6:15 AM

Iranian general warns Saudi Arabia against Syria invasion

Senior Iranian army commander responds to Saudi, Turkish threats to intervene with threats of his own, as major confrontation looms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2016, 2:16 PM

Turkey eyes Syria ground invasion with Saudis

Turkish FM says ground operation may be imminent, Assad vows to 'confront' them. Russia's warning of 'new world war' coming true?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2016, 7:23 PM

Russian PM: Foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

After Saudis say their decision to deploy troops in Syria is 'final,' Medvedev issues a dire warning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 8:54 PM

Saudi decision to send troops to Syria 'final'

Riyadh is 'ready' and will fight with its U.S.-led coalition allies to defeat ISIS. Islamic Military Alliance is forming.Gil Ronen, 2/11/2016, 8:27 PM

Are Saudi Arabia and Turkey about to invade Syria?

As Saudi and Turkish-backed rebels face an impending rout by Russian-backed regime forces, Riyadh and Ankara consider deploying troops.Ian Timberlake, 2/6/2016, 7:10 PM

Americans among those arrested in Saudi terror crackdown

Saudi authorities arrest 33 suspected terrorists, including nine American citizens, says local newspaper.Ben Ariel, 2/1/2016, 2:14 AM

Iran arrests 100 suspects in attack on Saudi embassy

Iran's judiciary says around 100 suspects were arrested over attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran.Ben Ariel, 1/25/2016, 1:15 AM

Iraq summons Saudi envoy over 'meddling'

The tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia is spilling over into relations between Iraq and the Saudis, just as these were improving.Gil Ronen, 1/24/2016, 8:13 PM

'Uneasy' Kerry in Riyadh to assure gulf allies over Iran

US Secretary of State meets Saudi King, Crown Prince, in an effort to reassure Sunni Arab allies following warming of ties with Iran.Nicolas Revise, 1/24/2016, 10:50 AM

Saudi grand mufti bans chess, says it's a 'waste of time'

Saudi Arabia's grand mufti issues a fatwa forbidding chess, claims the game encourages gambling.Ben Ariel, 1/24/2016, 5:47 AM

Saudis not ruling out nuclear bomb in response to Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister says his country will do whatever it needs to protect its people if Iran develops a nuclear bomb.Ben Ariel, 1/20/2016, 12:13 AM

Iranian official: Saudi Arabia serving the 'Zionists'

Iran's Judiciary Chief blasts Saudi Arabia over recent tensions, claims it works to help the Americans and Israel.Ben Ariel, 1/12/2016, 4:15 AM

A Saudi-to-Haifa, Israel oil pipeline can save the world

An out-of-the-box idea for cementing a relationship with the anti-Iran Arab states. Mark Langfan, 1/11/2016, 6:31 PM

Saudi soccer teams fear for their lives in Iran

Due to fear of death, Saudi soccer teams are demanding that matches against Iranian teams be switched to a neutral country or dropped.Shimon Cohen, 1/11/2016, 10:16 AM

Iranian FM: Saudis trying to drag the whole region to war

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, levels accusations at rival Saudi Arabia in New York Times op-ed.Ben Ariel, 1/11/2016, 5:13 AM

Saudis behead 50 in first ten days of 2016

Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian woman on questionable charges, but UN Human Rights Council chair already falling short of its 2015 record.Ari Yashar, 1/10/2016, 9:00 PM

Domestic and regional implications of escalated Saudi-Iran conflict

By executing a prominent Shiite leader, the Saudi ruler sent a strong signal to Iran, to the kingdom’s beleaguered Shiite minority, and to the world - including Obama.Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum, 1/10/2016, 7:06 PM

Iran claims Saudi Arabia deliberately bombed embassy in Yemen

Saudi Arabia accused of deliberately bombing Iranian Embassy in Yemen, but no damage visible on site.Talia Blatman, 1/7/2016, 2:27 PM

UN envoy meets with Syrian opposition in Saudi Arabia

UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, meets with diplomats, Syrian opposition in Riyadh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 2:43 PM

Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassador

Gulf kingdom joins Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan in breaking ties with Iran as Sunni-Shi'ite rift expands.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2016, 12:21 PM

Saudi Arabia says all those executed received a fair trial

Saudi Arabia's mission to the UN defends the execution of 47 men, including Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr which angered Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 6:46 AM

Iran expresses 'regret' over attacks on Saudi missions

Iran says it will spare no effort in arresting violent rioters who attacked Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashad.Ben Ariel, 1/5/2016, 4:16 AM

After Saudi Arabia, Bahrain cuts ties with Iran

A day after the Saudis cut ties with Iran, Bahrain, too, gave Iranian envoys 48 hours to leave the kingdom.Gil Ronen, 1/4/2016, 3:06 PM

Clinton: The Saudis are not immune from criticism

Democratic presidential candidate says Saudi Arabia's executions on the weekend raise some "serious questions".Ben Ariel, 1/4/2016, 5:44 AM

Iran blames America, Britain and 'Zionists' for Nimr execution

Iranian commander claims that United States, Britain and Israel are responsible for Saudi Arabia executing Nimr al-Nimr.Dalit Halevi, 1/4/2016, 4:46 AM

Saudi Arabia gives Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave

Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was attacked by protesters.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2016, 12:10 AM

Khamenei: Hand of God will take vengeance

In an open threat to Saudi Arabia, Iranian Supreme leader responds to execution of prominent Shiite cleric.Raphael Poch, 1/3/2016, 10:26 AM

State Department: Saudi Arabia execution may worsen tensions

United States expresses concern after Saudi Arabia executes prominent Shiite cleric, triggering condemnation and protests.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2016, 3:42 AM

Iran: Angry Protesters torch Saudi embassy

Angry Iranian protesters storm Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran in protest over the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2016, 1:46 AM

Saudi execution of Shi'ite cleric sparks outrage

Iran: 'Saudi government will pay a high price for following these policies.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2016, 7:28 PM

Saudi Grand Mufti says ISIS are 'Israeli soldiers'

Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh calls ISIS threats against Israel a 'lie,' claiming the jihadists are 'part of the Israeli soldiers.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2015, 9:52 AM

Rouhani: Syria's destruction pleases only Israel

Iranian President accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting poverty and terrorism in the Middle East.Ben Ariel, 12/28/2015, 6:45 AM

Saudi King blames Assad for the rise of ISIS

Saudi King Salman says Syrian President aided the rise of the Islamic State group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2015, 5:46 AM

Iran's growing clout spurs Saudi action on Syria

Wary of an emboldened, aggressive Iran, Middle East's leading Sunni Arab power taking matters into its own hands in Syria.Ian Timberlake, 12/22/2015, 7:06 PM

Saudi official: Arab culture 'immersed in hatred'

Member of Saudi Arabian legislative council calls on Arab world to take responsibility for violent and xenophobic culture.Tova Dvorin, 12/18/2015, 8:15 AM

Saudi Arabia launches Islamic 'anti-terror' coalition

Saudi Arabia forms 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism. Iran not included in initiative.Ben Ariel, 12/15/2015, 2:15 AM

20 women elected in landmark Saudi poll

Saudi voters elect 20 women for local government seats in the first election in which women were allowed to participate.Ben Ariel, 12/14/2015, 6:28 AM

Women win in Saudi Arabia municipal council elections

Historic day for Saudi women following the country's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates.Shoshana Miskin, 12/13/2015, 10:00 AM

Trump and Saudi prince engage in Twitter war

Saudi prince tweets that Trump is a disgrace over call to ban Muslim entry to the Unites States. Trump fires back.Elad Benari, 12/13/2015, 6:02 AM

The war between the coalitions

Two coalitions are battling for control of the Middle East. America belongs to neither of them.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 12/11/2015, 5:32 AM