Saudi king reaffirms commitment to hajj after Iran criticism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Monday that "irresponsible comments" and criticism of the kingdom's management of the hajj will not affect his country's oversight of the annual Islamic pilgrimage.

Saudi king sanctions Binladin firm over pre-Haj tragedy

Saudi Arabia's King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group on Tuesday over the collapse of a construction crane at Mecca's Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the hajj pilgrimage.

Saudi King vows to find cause of crane tragedy at Mecca`s Grand Mosque; toll rises to 107
Saudi King vows to find cause of crane tragedy at Mecca`s Grand Mosque; toll rises to 107

Saudi Arabia`s King Salman vowed on Saturday to find out what caused a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Mecca`s Grand Mosque. 

New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama

Saudi Arabia`s King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh`s efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure.

Saudi king`s US absence signals discontent with Iran policy

Discontent with American policy toward Iran is behind the last-minute pullout by Saudi King Salman from a summit with US President Barack Obama this week, analysts said.

Saudi king to skip US-Gulf summit

The Saudi monarch will instead send Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif, the deputy prime minister.

Saudi King Salman to miss US-Gulf summit

Saudi King Salman will not attend a summit hosted by President Barack Obama next week seeking to shore up wavering trust from Gulf leaders while Washington negotiates with long-time rival Iran.

Yemen air war launched to foil regional plot: Saudi king

The Saudi-led air war on Yemen was launched to foil a plot by a "sectarian group" to undermine security in the region, King Salman said on Sunday.

Saudi king fires chief of protocol for slapping journalist

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud fired his chief of royal protocol for slapping a television cameraman, an incident that has raised much controversy in the kingdom.

Saudi king vows to defend Muslim, Arab causes

In his first major policy speech since assuming the throne in January, Saudi King Salman has vowed that the kingdom will defend Arab and Muslim causes.

Obama calls new Saudi King to condole King Abdullah's demise

US President Barack Obama, en route to India, called new Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to personally express his sympathies following the passing of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the White House has said.

Salman takes Saudi throne with continuity pledge

New Saudi King Salman vowed to keep his conservative, oil-rich Muslim kingdom on a steady course and moved to cement his hold on power following the death of his half-brother King Abdullah.

India declares national mourning as mark of respect to Saudi King

India has declared national mourning tomorrow as a mark of respect to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia who died on Friday.

PM Narendra Modi condoles demise of Saudi King

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mourned the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away early this morning.

Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz dies, new ruler is Salman
Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz dies, new ruler is Salman

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.

Saudis on Twitter deny rumours King Abdullah dead

A Saudi journalist and a member of the royal family denied rumours on Thursday that King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in hospital since December suffering from pneumonia, had died, according to messages on social media.

Extremism 'perverse' and must be eliminated: Saudi king

Religious extremism is a perversion which must be eradicated, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said on Sunday, with his air force engaged in a US-led campaign against jihadist militants in Syria.

Saudi king appoints son as governor of Riyadh province

Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah appointed his son as governor of Riyadh Province on Wednesday in a move that strengthens his branch of the ruling dynasty as it approaches a difficult decision over how to transfer power to the next generation.

Saudi king grants women seats on advisory council

Saudi Arabia`s king grants women seats on the country`s top advisory council for first time.

Saudi king replaces interior minister

The Saudi monarch has removed Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz from the post of interior minister and replaced him with Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz.