Obama speaks to Saudi King Abdullah before IS speech: Official

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Saudi King Abdullah on Wednesday and met his top national security and intelligence advisors ahead of his prime time speech on the Islamic State.

Saudi king hails `historic` Sisi win of Egypt presidency

Saudi King Abdullah hailed as a "historic day" the election of Egypt`s ex-army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a president, calling for donors a donors conference to help Egypt through its economic troubles.

Saudi women petition King for right to drive

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from getting behind the wheel of a car.

Saudi king says world confidence in UN `shaken`

King Abdullah was alluding to the blocking by Russia and China of a UNSC resolution condemning the crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad`s
regime.