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 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.

Saudi King dismisses conservative adviser

Saudi Arabia implements a strict interpretation of the religion and prohibits unrelated men and women from mingling.

Saudi king says `foreign hands` behind Arab unrest

Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah says that "unnamed hands" targeting Islam and the Arabs are behind recent events in the region.

Saudi king dismisses religious police head

Saudi King Abdullah dismissed the head of the powerful religious police, Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Humain, state news agency SPA reported without giving reasons.

Saudi king makes minor cabinet reshuffle

The main ministries of defence, interior and foreign
affairs held by top members of the royal family, remain

Saudi king names Prince Salman as defence min

King Abdullah named his half-brother Prince Salman as Saudi Arabia`s defence minister to succeed the late Crown
Prince Sultan.