Saudi policeman killed, 2 hurt in attack: Ministry

A Saudi policeman was killed and two others were wounded in an attack in the Shiite-dominated Qatif area in Eastern Province, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Air strikes and clashes shatter Yemen truce

A humanitarian truce in Yemen has failed to take hold after Saudi-led warplanes resumed raids Tuesday on rebels, who clashed with loyalists, military sources said.

Second Saudi execution after Ramadan pause

Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens for drug trafficking on Tuesday, in the second execution after a pause for Ramadan.

HRW says Saudi-led Yemen raid `apparent war crime`

 Human Rights Watch condemned as an "apparent war crime" on Tuesday a Saudi-led air raid in Yemen last week that it said killed at least 65 civilians in residential compounds.

Saudi king backs Turkish military action

Saudi King Salman has expressed support for Turkey after it launched air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Kurdish militants in Iraq, state media reported on Tuesday.

French Riviera beach in lockdown as Saudi king comes to town
French Riviera beach in lockdown as Saudi king comes to town

 The Mirandole beach on the French Riviera, which is usually packed with holidaymakers and sunbathers, is eerily quiet as the stretch of sand has been locked down for the lavish visit of Saudi Arabia`s King Salman that has riled some locals.

Saudi-led coalition suspends Yemen strikes to allow aid
Saudi-led coalition suspends Yemen strikes to allow aid

 The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen suspended its air war Monday to allow desperately needed aid deliveries, but clashes persisted in several areas on the ground, witnesses said.

Yemen rebels launch attack despite Saudi-led coalition truce: witnesses

 Yemen`s Huthi rebels pounded an area in the southern province of Taez shortly after the start of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents, witnesses said early Monday.

Warplanes attack targets near Yemen capital: Residents

Warplanes carried out raids near the Yemeni capital Sanaa late on Saturday and shortly after dawn on Sunday, residents reported.

Syria's Assad says army consolidating in most important areas

 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the army had been forced to give up areas in order to hold onto more important ones in its fight with insurgents, and the scale of the war meant the military faced a man power shortage.

Houthis, Saudi-led coalition fight for Yemen air base

  Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country`s largest air base north of Aden on Sunday, local residents said, hours before a humanitarian truce declared by the coalition was meant to start. 

Saudi-led coalition declares 5-day Yemen truce: SPA

 The Saudi-led coalition that has bombed Shiite rebels in Yemen since March unilaterally declared a five-day humanitarian truce from Monday to allow aid deliveries, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi king hits French beach - with a cast of a thousand

King Salman of Saudi Arabia is expected to arrive in France later on Friday for a Riviera beach holiday, bringing with him no fewer than 1,000 people from his entourage.

Saudi Arabia says relations with Hamas have not changed after meeting

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday a visit to the kingdom last week by a Hamas delegation was religious rather than political and Saudi relations with the Iran-allied Palestinian group had not changed.

Iran threat is shared concern: Pentagon chief tells Saudi Arabia

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said after talks in Saudi Arabia that Iran`s "potential for aggression" was a shared concern as he moved to bolster defence ties with Riyadh following a nuclear agreement with its arch-foe.

Saudis welcoming Iran deal with reservations: Carter

Saudi King Salman welcomed the Iran nuclear deal in a meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter but expressed reservations about how effectively it will be enforced, Carter said on Wednesday.

Iran pushes nuclear deal as US lawmaker aims to stop it

Iran`s pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a US Congressional leader promised to do "everything possible" to sink the deal.

Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani issued passport to travel to Saudi Arabia
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani issued passport to travel to Saudi Arabia

A Short duration validity passport has been issued to Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi-backed fighters battle to extend gains in Yemen's Aden

 Yemeni fighters backed by Saudi-led air strikes battled to take back northern suburbs of Aden from Houthi opponents on Tuesday, residents said, a day after completing their capture of the centre of the strategic port city.

Saudi Arabia arrests 431 Islamic State members, foils attacks

 Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 Islamic State (IS) members and foiled terrorist attacks on mosques during Ramadan, it was announced on Saturday.