Iran condolences for Saudis in suspected poisoning accident

Iran on Wednesday offered condolences to the families of four Saudis who died from an apparent accidental chemical poisoning during a pilgrimage in Iran, after Riyadh summoned Tehran`s ambassador over the incident.

Saudis airdrop arms to Aden defenders, Houthis pull back

Houthi forces pulled back from a central Aden district on Friday and warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition dropped weapons and medical aid to fighters defending the southern Yemeni city, a last symbolic foothold of the country`s absent president.

Saudis watch Iran talks with own atomic plans in mind

The spectre of an atomic arms race in the world`s most volatile region has heightened the stakes in Iran`s nuclear talks after Saudi Arabia`s repeated hints it would seek its own atomic weapons if Tehran ever did the same.

Saudis, Egypt consider intervention in Yemen, likely by air

With Yemen's president swept out of power by Shiite rebels, neighboring Saudi Arabia and allies such as Egypt are considering whether and how to intervene to stop a takeover of the country by rebels they believe are backed by Shiite Iran.

Tradition meets Twitter as Saudis pledge to new king

Decades ago, Saudis trekked across their desert kingdom to pledge allegiance to their new kings at their palaces. Now they are just using Twitter.

Iraqis, Saudis call shots in Raqa, ISIL`s Syrian `capital`

With Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters, flags and emblems everywhere, there is no mistaking who controls the north Syria city of Raqa.

UAE backs Saudis with Muslim Brotherhood blacklist

The United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind neighbouring Saudi Arabia`s decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, increasing Gulf Arab pressure on the Islamist group.

US to sell USD 10.8 bn in missiles, bombs to Saudis, UAE

The Pentagon said on Thursday it plans to sell Washington`s Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates USD 10.8 billion worth of missiles and munitions, including "bunker-buster" bombs.

Two Saudis die of MERS virus: Ministry

Two Saudis have died after contracting the MERS coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thurday, bringing the total number of fatalities from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 49.

Saudis say 8 suspected al Qaeda members surrender

Saudi Arabia says eight suspected al Qaeda members wanted by security authorities have turned themselves in and are being investigated.

Saudis reject Mecca holy water scare

Saudi authorities have rejected claims that holy Zamzam water from a spring
inside the Grand Mosque complex of Mecca is polluted. The pilgrims treat the water as sacred and having miraculous healing powers.

Indian who killed six Saudis in accident released

An Indian man, who was jailed for
killing six people in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, has
been released after the family of the victims agreed to a
blood-money deal.

Interpol after 47 Saudis for alleged al Qaeda ties

Saudi Arabia has asked Interpol for help in tracking suspects beyond borders.

Saudis nab vulture `spying` for Mossad

Saudi authorities have nabbed a
vulture on suspicion of spying for Israel`s espionage agency
Mossad after it was found bearing a tag of Tel Aviv
University.

Sarkozy faux pas miffed Saudis: WikiLeaks

French President Nicolas Sarkozy miffed his hosts on his first visit to Saudi Arabia, avoiding local food, looking bored and aggressively promoting French
business, a newly released US diplomatic cable revealed.

Yemen says rebels kidnap man, briefly hold Saudis

Shi`ite Muslim rebels have kidnapped a Yemeni man in the country`s north and also briefly held a group of Saudi citizens, the government said, incidents that threaten a fragile truce with Sanaa.

Fight against Yemeni rebels claimed lives of 73 Saudis: Minister

Seventy-three Saudis have been killed and 26 are missing since fighting
broke out in November between Saudi forces and Yemeni rebels, a Saudi minister told reporters today.

Saudis take strategic mountain from Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabian forces seized a strategic mountain straddling the border with Yemen and cleared it of Shiite rebels after five days of fighting that have left three Saudi soldiers dead, a Saudi defence official said on Monday.