- Yemen's UN ambassador calls for ground forces to intervene Updated: May-06-15 6:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations is asking the international community to quickly intervene with ground forces to save the country from Houthi rebels who have been targeted by Saudi-led airstrikes for weeks.
- Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia Updated: May-06-15 3:43 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to meet with the king and other top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday.
- Saudi king fires protocol chief after photographer slapped Updated: May-05-15 2:49 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi King Salman has fired the chief of royal protocol after he was caught on camera slapping a photographer.
- France vows to defend Arab allies, strengthen business ties Updated: May-05-15 2:41 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - French President Francois Hollande vowed to defend Gulf Arab allies as he announced Tuesday that his country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions of euros (dollars).
- Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen Updated: May-04-15 6:44 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Syrian insurgent gains expose Assad weaknesses Updated: Apr-29-15 1:58 am
BEIRUT - In the span of a month, Syrian insurgents have routed government forces across the country's northwest, flushing them out of strongholds in a string of embarrassing defeats for President Bashar Assad.
- Building collapses at Saudi university, killing 7 workers Updated: Apr-27-15 5:53 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Seven workers, including an Egyptian engineer, were killed Monday when the roof of a building they were working on collapsed at a university campus in Saudi Arabia, civil defense authorities and a diplomat said.
- Saudi Arabia: Military training aircraft crashes, killing 2 Updated: Apr-26-15 11:44 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot.
- Bargains and bidding in a raucous Saudi open-air market Updated: Apr-21-15 2:07 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - At an open-air market in Saudi Arabia's capital, haggling for a good deal is not just part of the experience - it's also part of the fun.
- Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold Updated: Apr-19-15 6:11 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."
- Drive-by shooting in Saudi capital kills 2 policemen Updated: Apr-08-15 7:11 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's state news agency says a drive-by shooting near the kingdom's capital, Riyadh, killed two policemen.