IS takes responsibility for attack on Saudi Shia mosque; 21 dead, over 100 injured
IS takes responsibility for attack on Saudi Shia mosque; 21 dead, over 100 injured

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for an apparent suicide bomb attack carried out on Friday at a Shia mosque in the town of Al Qudayh in the eastern Saudi Arabian, Shia-majority province of Al Qatif, in which at least 21 people were killed while 102 others were wounded, according to the Saudi health ministry.

Saudi girl's love affair with Indian expat shocks her family

 A Saudi Arabian family was shocked when their daughter revealed to them that she is in love with an Indian expatriate and wants to marry him.

Yemen minister blames Houthis for end of ceasefire

Yemen`s foreign minister on Monday blamed violations by Houthi rebels for an abrupt end to a five-day ceasefire in Yemen with a Saudi Arabia-led coalition, media reported.

Five-day Yemen truce ends with no word on extension

A five-day truce to allow aid into war-ravaged Yemen ended at 2000 GMT on Sunday with no immediate word from the Saudi-led coalition about whether it would be extended.

UN envoy urges extension of Yemen humanitarian truce

A UN envoy called for an extension of a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen due to expire on Sunday as the Huthi Shiite rebels boycotted political talks in Riyadh.

Saudi-set ceasefire begins in Yemen
Saudi-set ceasefire begins in Yemen

A Saudi-initiated humanitarian truce took effect in Yemen late Tuesday, after 24 hours of intensive bombing by a military coalition led by the kingdom targeting Iran-backed rebels.

Pakistani killed in Houthi attack: Saudi Arabia

A Pakistani national was killed on Monday in an attack carried out by Yemen`s Houthis on the Saudi border town of Najran, media reported.

Yemen truce efforts gather pace as rebel heartland pounded

 Efforts for a ceasefire in Yemen after more than six weeks of Saudi-led air strikes gathered pace Sunday with rebels saying they would respond "positively" and their allies accepting a US-backed truce plan.

Saudi police say officer shot dead in capital

 Unidentified gunmen shot dead a policeman in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Friday, a police spokesman said.

Huthis to pay `harsh` price for attacking Saudi: coalition

 Huthi militias in Yemen have crossed a "red line" and will pay a high price for their deadly bombardments of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-led coalition said on Thursday.

Kerry to talk Yemen bombing 'pause' with Saudis

Top US diplomat John Kerry has flown in to Riyadh for talks on a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen, where dozens of people were reported killed trying to flee worsening conditions after weeks of war.

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

 Saudi Arabia`s King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city.

Saudi considering bombing pauses for Yemen aid delivery

Saudi Arabia is considering temporary halts in coalition air strikes against rebels in Yemen to allow for aid deliveries, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Monday.

Region threatened as Gulf leaders hold summit

 Solutions will be hard to find Tuesday when Gulf monarchs hold their annual summit in a region threatened by jihadists and a war in Yemen that has raised tensions with Iran.

Gulf ministers meet as Yemen conflict rages

Gulf foreign ministers met Thursday in the Saudi capital for talks on their military operation in Yemen, where Iran-backed Huthi rebels have defied air strikes and refused to give ground.

Thousands of stranded Yemenis to be flown home: Minister

Thousands of Yemenis stranded overseas because of fighting in their homeland will be flown home in coming days, a member of the exiled cabinet said on Monday in the Saudi capital.

Iran summons Saudi diplomat over plane interception in Yemen: Report

Iran`s Foreign Ministry summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires on Friday to protest Riyadh`s interception of two Iranian planes carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, the Students News Agency ISNA reported. 

Saudis seize bombs, accuse IS of killing police

Saudi Arabia said Friday it has foiled a bomb plot by the Islamic State group and blamed the jihadists for shooting dead two policemen in the capital earlier this month.

Pakistan PM affirms Saudi `solidarity` despite Yemen snub

Pakistan`s prime minister expressed "solidarity" with Saudi Arabia during a visit on Thursday after his parliament refused to send forces to help a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, a Pakistani official said.

Saudi Arabia beheads two of its citizens

Saudi Arabia executed two of its nationals Thursday, bringing to 67 the number of Saudis and foreigners executed in the kingdom this year despite activists` concerns.