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Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb the spread of t...

Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival...

Japan's Abe meets Saudi king amid threats in Persian Gulf

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman on Sunday as part of a tour of oil-producing Gulf Arab states aimed at promoting peace ami...

Saudi court sentences Yemeni to death for attacking dancers

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia has ruled that a Yemeni man be executed for attacking and wounding dancers and a security guard during a performance on stage at a park in Riyadh, s...

Saudi restaurants no longer need to segregate women and men

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrances from men or sit behind partitions at restaurants in the latest measure announced by the government that ...

Muslim fasting month of Ramadan to start Thursday

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Millions of Muslims around the world will begin the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday. Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations, like Indonesia, declared ...

Saudis say most detained in graft sweep agree to settlement

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's attorney general says most of the 159 individuals detained in a corruption sweep have agreed to a settlement. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed b...

Saudi Arabia orders citizens out of Lebanon, Lebanese PM still missing

BEIRUT (AP) -- € Saudi Arabia on Thursday ordered its citizens out of Lebanon in its first concrete action against the Mediterranean country, while officials in Beirut demanded the immediate return of...

Saudi king swears in new ministers, replacing those detained

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman on Monday swore in new officials to take over from a powerful prince and former minister believed to be detained in a large-scale sweep that has shocked t...

The Latest: Saudi billionaire among dozens arrested

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia, where dozens of princes and former ministers have been arrested as authorities announce an anti-corruption drive (all times local): ...

Saudis arrest 11 princes, dozens of ex-ministers in shake-up

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested 11 princes and dozens of former government ministers as it announces a new anti-corruption campaign, further cementing King Salman and ...

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for 1st time next year

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in Saudi Arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced Tuesday, marking a significant expansion of women's ...

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Sa...

Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal — steak with a side of ketchup — will be offered alongside the traditio...

Sudan's president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been invited to this weekend's summit in the Saudi capital with U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders from across the Muslim world, ...