Millions head to Saudi Arabia for annual hajj pilgrimage

Five-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca beginning Sunday expected to draw more than two million Muslims from around the world.David Rosenberg, 8/19/2018, 9:15 PM

Report: Bomb that killed dozens of children was provided by US

Bomb that killed 51 and left 79 injured was provided to Saudi Arabia by the US, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2018, 10:39 PM

Suspected Islamist neutralized in Saudi Arabia

Saudi security forces neutralize man with "Islamic State" ideologist who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest.Elad Benari, 8/16/2018, 3:45 AM

Former Mossad chief doubtful Russia can force Iran out of Syria

In interview with Saudi website, Tamir Pardo discusses diplomatic contacts with the Gulf states, tension with Iran and Hezbollah.Elad Benari, 8/14/2018, 2:07 AM

Security Council calls for probe of Saudi attack in Yemen

UN Security Council calls for "credible" probe after air strike by Saudi-led coalition that killed at least 29 children in Yemen.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/10/2018, 11:29 PM

UN chief: Investigate Saudi air strike in Yemen

UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for independent probe of Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of people.Ben Ariel, 8/10/2018, 4:44 AM

Israel helps PA Arabs make pilgrimage to Mecca

COGAT works with PA, Jordan to allow thousands of Judea and Samaria Arabs to make Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2018, 6:25 PM

Egypt backs Saudi Arabia in row with Canada

Egypt says it stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia against foreign interference in its domestic affairs.Elad Benari, 8/8/2018, 5:43 AM

U.S. urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve dispute

State Department urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to use diplomacy to resolve their dispute over arrest of activists.Elad Benari, 8/8/2018, 2:04 AM

Abbas backs Saudi Arabia

Despite Canada's support for PA, Abbas backs Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada.Dalit Halevi, 8/7/2018, 6:48 AM

Saudi Arabia to stop flights to Toronto

Saudi Arabian Airlines suspending flights to and from Toronto amid diplomatic row with Canada.Elad Benari, 8/7/2018, 3:05 AM

Iran FM: Iran isn't isolated, US is

Iranian FM Zarif calls US withdrawal from deal 'bullying,' says US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, are 'isolated.'AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 1:12 PM

Saudi Arabia suspends trade with Canada, expels ambassador

Saudi Arabia suspends trade and investment with Canada after the Canadian foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested activists.Elad Benari, 8/6/2018, 2:08 AM

Does Trump's 'ultimate deal' reject PLO propaganda?

Saudi Arabia has said it would oppose any Trump peace plan that did not accept the PLO stance on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of an independent Palestinian Arab state. Will Trump accept that? David Singer, 8/5/2018, 7:26 AM

Saudi badminton players refuse to play Israeli

Two Saudi badminton players forfeit match instead of playing against an Israeli opponent.Ben Ariel, 8/5/2018, 6:20 AM

ANALYSIS: Major escalation in Yemen could trigger war

Iranian proxies launch missiles at a Saudi tanker, threaten to bomb Arab-coalition ports.Yochanan Visser, 7/30/2018, 6:45 AM

Saudi Arabia: No peace talks without eastern Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia reportedly tells allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem or “right of return”.Elad Benari, 7/30/2018, 1:07 AM

Israel presents red lines on Saudi nuclear aspirations

Israeli officials reportedly trying to reach understandings with Washington on sale of nuclear reactor to Saudi Arabia.Ben Ariel, 7/9/2018, 2:07 AM

'Iran seeks to take control of Mecca and Medina

Former Shin Bet head: 'Iran knows that the more Arab states they recruit, the easier fighting against Saudi Arabia will be.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2018, 9:00 PM

Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles fired by Houthis

Saudi air defenses intercept two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen.Ben Ariel, 6/25/2018, 4:15 AM

History in Saudi Arabia as women permitted to drive

Notorious longstanding ban on female driving in Saudi Arabia lifted at midnight on Sunday.Elad Benari, 6/24/2018, 6:09 AM

ANALYSIS: Saudis attack Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula is on the rise and has over 4,000 fighters despite a massive US-led crackdown.Yochanan Visser, 5/22/2018, 5:00 AM

Saudi FM: If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, so will we

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister tells CNN his country stands ready to build nuclear weapons if Iran restarts its nuclear weapons program.Elad Benari, 5/10/2018, 6:52 AM

Saudi Arabia backs Trump

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies welcome Trump’s decision to withdraw from 2015 Iran deal.Elad Benari, 5/9/2018, 6:25 AM

The Islamic response to the US embassy move to Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates give quarter billion dollars to Waqf, other Islamic groups in Jerusalem in "rescue" push.Gary Willig, 5/2/2018, 10:47 PM

Khamenei: Those who confront us will be defeated

Iran’s Supreme Leader accuses the United States on of trying to stoke a “regional crisis”.Elad Benari, 5/1/2018, 6:45 AM

Saudi Prince: Palestinians should just make a deal - or shut up

Crown Prince of Saudi kingdom lashes out at Palestinian Authority, says there are more important issues for region to deal with.David Rosenberg, 4/29/2018, 10:47 PM

Mike Pompeo: Iran supports terrorist groups

US Sec. of State Pompeo slams Iran for 'supporting the murderous Assad regime,' as well as terrorist and proxy groups.AFP, 4/29/2018, 2:56 PM

Mike Pompeo lands in Saudi Arabia

Sec. of State Pompeo says he aims to deliver 'American diplomacy' around the world.AFP, 4/28/2018, 9:06 PM

Saudi Arabia: Heavy gunfire reported outside Riyadh palace

Heavy gunfire in Riyadh sparks conflicting rumors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2018, 11:24 PM

We must not forget: Iran is the main problem

After the American attack in Syria, Yaakov Nagel tells of the enemy that is navigating part of what is happening in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2018, 6:38 PM

Saudi King demands Palestinian state, hits Trump over J'lem move

Monarch condemns Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, move embassy. 'Jerusalem is part of Palestine', says Salman.David Rosenberg, 4/15/2018, 3:57 PM

Saudi king reaffirms support for Palestinian Arabs

King says Saudi support for PA 'steadfast' after crown prince says Israelis have 'right to their homeland.'JTA, 4/3/2018, 4:27 PM

Saudi Crown Prince: Israelis have right to their own land

Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Iranian Supreme Leader "makes Hitler look good," says economic ties with Israel possible if peace is reachedArutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2018, 10:11 PM

MIDEAST ANALYSIS: Iran escalates conflict with Saudis in Yemen

On Sunday, the Iranian-backed Houthis lobbed seven ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabian cities from Yemenite soil. There's more.Yochanan Visser, 3/29/2018, 9:50 PM

Saudi Crown Prince holds first-ever meeting with Jewish leaders

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with heads of Orthodox Union, Reform and Conservative movements.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 9:26 PM

Judge rejects Saudi bid to dismiss 9/11 lawsuits

U.S. judge rejects Saudi Arabia’s bid to dismiss lawsuits claiming that it helped plan September 11, 2001, attacks.Ben Ariel, 3/29/2018, 4:45 AM

Iran denies providing Houthi rebels with ballistic missiles

Iran's Revolutionary Guards deny Saudi Arabian accusations that Tehran provided Yemen rebels with ballistic capabilities.Elad Benari, 3/28/2018, 2:12 AM

Saudi Arabia threatens Iran after Houthi missile attack

Military coalition led by Saudi Arabia threatens retaliation against Iran after Houthi rebels fire missile barrage from Yemen.Elad Benari, 3/27/2018, 4:15 AM

Saudi Prince denies claiming to have Kushner 'in his pocket'

Prince Mohammed bin Salman says reports WH adviser and son-in-law of US president provided him names of people arrested in Saudi Arabia.JTA, 3/25/2018, 10:39 PM

PM eyes Mumbai flights after Saudis open airspace

'The goal that I hope to reach is that the next flights will include direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mumbai in five hours.'AFP, 3/25/2018, 3:04 PM

Saudi crown prince: I have Jared Kushner ‘in my pocket’

Saudi prince boasts of exerting influence over President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.JTA, 3/23/2018, 9:22 AM

First Air India flight arrives at Ben-Gurion Airport

Air India launches direct route between Tel Aviv and New Delhi which flies over Saudi Arabia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2018, 1:08 AM

First-ever Israel-bound flight to enter Saudi Arabian airspace

In first, Air India flight passes over Saudi Arabia. Flight seen as sign of warming ties between Israel and the Arab world.Tzvi Lev, 3/22/2018, 8:52 PM

Confidant of Saudi royal family appeals to Israelis - in Hebrew

Saudi journalist close to royal family releases video statement reassuring Israelis that they would not be target of atomic weapons program.David Rosenberg, 3/22/2018, 4:20 PM

Saudi Arabia: Iran deal is flawed

Ahead of Trump's meeting with Crown Prince, Saudi Foreign Minister criticizes 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 3/20/2018, 6:14 AM

Air India to fly over Saudi airspace to Israel

India's state-run carrier says its flights over Saudi airspace to Tel Aviv will begin March 22.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/16/2018, 10:35 PM

Iran: Saudi Crown Prince is 'simple-minded'

Iran lashes out at Saudi Crown Prince who likened Khamenei to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.Elad Benari, 3/16/2018, 5:42 AM

Saudi Arabia threatens Middle East nuclear arms race

'If Iran builds atomic bomb, we will too,' says kingdom's Crown Prince, raising prospect of nuclear arms race in the Middle East.David Rosenberg, 3/15/2018, 3:43 PM

Trump to host Saudi Crown Prince

U.S. President will host Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on March 20.Elad Benari, 3/13/2018, 6:43 AM

ANALYSIS:How Saudi Crown Prince is working on PA-Israel conflict

Crown prince Salman, el-Sisi - and Israel - plan a mega city connecting Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Trump's deal is also on the table.Yochanan Visser, 3/11/2018, 10:05 PM

Saudi Crown Prince: Turkey part of 'triangle of evil'

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Turkey is part of “triangle of evil” with Iran and hardline Islamist groups.Elad Benari, 3/8/2018, 5:42 AM

Air India confirms: Flights to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia

For the first time, Saudi Arabia allows direct flights to and from Israel over its territory, shaving hours off flight time.Gary Willig, 3/7/2018, 6:46 PM

Netanyahu: Air India permitted to fly over Saudi Arabia

Netanyahu tells reporters Saudi Arabia granted Air India permission to fly over its territory on routes to and from Tel Aviv.Ben Ariel, 3/6/2018, 4:36 AM

'Middle East is in a dangerous regional arms race'

Education Minister Bennett warns that a nuclear Middle East is a threat to the entire world.Uzi Baruch, Washington, 3/5/2018, 11:10 PM

El Al to fly over Saudi Arabia?

Israel's national airline eyes new flight path to India, dramatically cutting flight time. Are Saudis prepared to recognize Israel?David Rosenberg, 3/1/2018, 5:37 PM

Saudi Princess promises more women's rights

Saudi top female official says kingdom is working to address deeper issues on the path to women's rights.Ben Ariel, 3/1/2018, 5:42 AM