Saudi Arabia's religious police lose power to arrestUnder new guidelines,super strict religious police ordered to be 'kinder and gentler' in enforcing Islamic rules.
Sisi defends strategic island transfer to SaudisFaced with protest, Egyptian president says he 'restored' them, after Saudis in 1950 asked for protection from Israel.
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.
Egypt cedes strategic islands to Saudi ArabiaBorder change could block strategic passage between Israel and Aqaba.
Saudis plan massive Red Sea bridge to link Egypt, bypass IsraelSaudi Arabia planning massive aid package to Egypt, bridge to Sinai to bolster Egyptian economy and link Arab world.
Saudi Arabia threatens to punish Hezbollah supportersSaudi Arabia says it will punish anyone who belongs to Hezbollah, sympathizes with it, supports it financially or harbors its members.
Lebanese PM to Nasrallah: Stop verbally attacking Saudi ArabiaLebanon's PM demands Hezbollah leader stop his verbal attacks against Saudi Arabia.
Nasrallah: Arab states who want relations with Israel will failHezbollah leader connects between Gulf state blacklist and normalizing ties with Israel, says most Arabs still view Israel as an enemy.
Saudis demand Assad leave with no delaySaudi FM says diplomatic process must start with Assad's ouster, emphasizing Syrians have already voted him out 'with their guns.'
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.
Guman targets Saudi preacher in PhilippinesSheikh A'ed ِAl Qarni was wounded in a shooting as he left a university auditorium in Zamboanga. Scholar says ISIS may be involved.
Nasrallah to Saudis: Don't collectively punish LebanonHezbollah chief calls on Saudi Arabia not to collectively punish Lebanon's people just because it disagrees with Hezbollah.
Saudi official: Ground operation in Syria was discussedSaudi official says international coalition contemplated a ground operation in Syria but hasn't yet decided on one.
Satirical Hezbollah skit leads to riots in LebanonAfter Saudi-TV broadcasts Hassan Nasrallah parody, Hezbollah supporters go wild in Beirut.
Syrian ceasefire breached numerous timesJust one day into truce, Saudis and opposition accuse Russia and Assad of at least 15 violations, Russia blames rebels for 9 breaches.
Nasrallah begs Arab leaders: Don't ally with Israel against IranHezbollah chief makes appeal to Sunni Arabs in wake of growing anti-Iranian alliance.
Ya'alon taken to task by Saudi prince at Munich ConferenceIsraeli Defense Minister and former Saudi intelligence chief argue over Israel's alleged contacts with Gulf states.
Iranian general warns Saudi Arabia against Syria invasionSenior Iranian army commander responds to Saudi, Turkish threats to intervene with threats of his own, as major confrontation looms.
Turkey eyes Syria ground invasion with SaudisTurkish FM says ground operation may be imminent, Assad vows to 'confront' them. Russia's warning of 'new world war' coming true?
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.
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.
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.
Americans among those arrested in Saudi terror crackdownSaudi authorities arrest 33 suspected terrorists, including nine American citizens, says local newspaper.
Iran arrests 100 suspects in attack on Saudi embassyIran's judiciary says around 100 suspects were arrested over attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran.
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.
'Uneasy' Kerry in Riyadh to assure gulf allies over IranUS Secretary of State meets Saudi King, Crown Prince, in an effort to reassure Sunni Arab allies following warming of ties with Iran.
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.
Saudis not ruling out nuclear bomb in response to IranSaudi Foreign Minister says his country will do whatever it needs to protect its people if Iran develops a nuclear bomb.
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.
A Saudi-to-Haifa, Israel oil pipeline can save the worldAn out-of-the-box idea for cementing a relationship with the anti-Iran Arab states.
Saudi soccer teams fear for their lives in IranDue to fear of death, Saudi soccer teams are demanding that matches against Iranian teams be switched to a neutral country or dropped.
Iranian FM: Saudis trying to drag the whole region to warIran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, levels accusations at rival Saudi Arabia in New York Times op-ed.
Saudis behead 50 in first ten days of 2016Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian woman on questionable charges, but UN Human Rights Council chair already falling short of its 2015 record.
Domestic and regional implications of escalated Saudi-Iran conflictBy 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.
Iran claims Saudi Arabia deliberately bombed embassy in YemenSaudi Arabia accused of deliberately bombing Iranian Embassy in Yemen, but no damage visible on site.
UN envoy meets with Syrian opposition in Saudi ArabiaUN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, meets with diplomats, Syrian opposition in Riyadh.
Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassadorGulf kingdom joins Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan in breaking ties with Iran as Sunni-Shi'ite rift expands.
Saudi Arabia says all those executed received a fair trialSaudi Arabia's mission to the UN defends the execution of 47 men, including Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr which angered Iran.
Iran expresses 'regret' over attacks on Saudi missionsIran says it will spare no effort in arresting violent rioters who attacked Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashad.
After Saudi Arabia, Bahrain cuts ties with IranA day after the Saudis cut ties with Iran, Bahrain, too, gave Iranian envoys 48 hours to leave the kingdom.
Clinton: The Saudis are not immune from criticismDemocratic presidential candidate says Saudi Arabia's executions on the weekend raise some "serious questions".
Iran blames America, Britain and 'Zionists' for Nimr executionIranian commander claims that United States, Britain and Israel are responsible for Saudi Arabia executing Nimr al-Nimr.
Saudi Arabia gives Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leaveSaudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was attacked by protesters.
Khamenei: Hand of God will take vengeanceIn an open threat to Saudi Arabia, Iranian Supreme leader responds to execution of prominent Shiite cleric.
State Department: Saudi Arabia execution may worsen tensionsUnited States expresses concern after Saudi Arabia executes prominent Shiite cleric, triggering condemnation and protests.
Iran: Angry Protesters torch Saudi embassyAngry Iranian protesters storm Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran in protest over the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
Saudi execution of Shi'ite cleric sparks outrageIran: 'Saudi government will pay a high price for following these policies.'
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.'
Rouhani: Syria's destruction pleases only IsraelIranian President accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting poverty and terrorism in the Middle East.
Saudi King blames Assad for the rise of ISISSaudi King Salman says Syrian President aided the rise of the Islamic State group.
Iran's growing clout spurs Saudi action on SyriaWary of an emboldened, aggressive Iran, Middle East's leading Sunni Arab power taking matters into its own hands in Syria.
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.
Saudi Arabia launches Islamic 'anti-terror' coalitionSaudi Arabia forms 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism. Iran not included in initiative.
20 women elected in landmark Saudi pollSaudi voters elect 20 women for local government seats in the first election in which women were allowed to participate.
Women win in Saudi Arabia municipal council electionsHistoric day for Saudi women following the country's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates.
Trump and Saudi prince engage in Twitter warSaudi prince tweets that Trump is a disgrace over call to ban Muslim entry to the Unites States. Trump fires back.
The war between the coalitionsTwo coalitions are battling for control of the Middle East. America belongs to neither of them.