Rappler's latest stories on Saudi Arabia
US Vice President Mike Pence says, in 'Saudi Arabia, blogger Raif Badawi is still in prison for the alleged crime of criticizing Islam through electronic means'
Janet Jackson and rapper 50 Cent take the place of Nicki Minaj, who cancelled her Saudi show in support for women's rights
These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.
The singer announce she has pulled out of the July 18 concert in a show of support for women's and gay rights in Saudi Arabia
'It would break me if even one of my fans were arrested, or BEATEN for expressing themselves,' Nicki Minaj tweeted
(UPDATED) Flyadeal will operate an all-Airbus A320 fleet instead of purchasing Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jets
The news triggers mixed reactions online as the ultra-conservative kingdom loosens their conventional restrictions on entertainment
'There is an urgent need for an international investigation of this murder,' says Hatice Cengiz at an event on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
The scheme will allow expats to do business without a Saudi sponsor, buy property, and sponsor visas for relatives
UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's report insists there is 'credible evidence' to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Khashoggi's murder last October
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has also urged world powers to cooperate on keeping shipping lanes open for oil and other energy supplies
The planned initial public offering of Saudi Arabian oil conglomerate Aramco is expected to be the world's largest stock sale
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he would not hesitate to tackle any threats to the oil-rich kingdom
(UPDATED) 'We do not want a war in the region. But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests,' says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Some are questioning why Palestinian Eid festivities fall on a different day to Saudi Arabia for the first time since at least 1994. The official reason is due to differences in the sighting of the moon.
Doha, which attended the 3 meetings in the holy city, says the concluding statements of the summits 'were ready in advance and we were not consulted on them'
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting called for a 'boycott' of countries that have opened diplomatic missions in Jerusalem
Tehran expresses disappointment that Riyadh plans to level the same 'baseless accusations' at a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Saudi Arabia, a staunch US ally, is hosting leaders from across the Arab and Muslim world for emergency Gulf and Arab summits and a meeting of heads of state from Islamic nations
The escalation of the US military presence follows a decision in early May to send an aircraft carrier strike force and B-52 bombers in a show of force in the region
The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system
Oil exporting countries are discussing how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply
Sudan plays a key role in the regional interests of Saudi Arabia and its allies
'We have begun to launch air strikes targeting sites operated by the Huthi militia, including in Sanaa,' a Saudi-led coalition official says
Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in Yemen shut down one of Saudi Arabia's main oil pipelines, two days after the mysterious sabotage of 4 ships, two of them Saudi tankers
Saudi Arabia says two pumping stations had been targeted on May 14
The incident comes amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States which has strengthened its military presence in the region
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says his country hopes to improve relations with its regional archrival
'This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,' the White House says in a statement
After escaping a lifetime of abuse at the hands of their families, the two women have called for the removal of a controversial Western-backed app which restricts the lives of many Saudi women
The 11 activists face charges that include contact with foreign media, diplomats and human rights groups
'Currently, the trial is taking place and no settlement discussion had been or is discussed,' reads a statement posted on Salah Khashoggi's Twitter account
A statement by the State Department lists the 16 individuals and says they had been designated under the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act
News of the arrests comes the morning after US lawmakers voted to end military support for a Saudi-led war in neighbouring Yemen, which has triggered what the UN describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis
The Washington Post reports that the Saudi government has given Jamal Khashoggi's 4 children houses in Jeddah worth up to $4 million, and at least $10,000 a month
The investigator links the hack to the Bezos-owned Washington Post's extensive coverage of the Jamal Khashoggi murder
The head of a Saudi delegation speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva insists that his country is taking all the 'measures required for us to resolve this heinous crime'
The trial of the women comes as Saudi Arabia seeks to placate international criticism over last year's murder of insider-turned-critic Jamal Khashoggi
The US has offered a $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging face of extremism
Princess Rima bint Bandar replaces Prince Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of the powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
China is looking to strengthen its economic ties with the kingdom, as Beijing pursues its ambitious Belt and Road trade infrastructure initiative, while Riyadh rolls out 'Saudi Vision 2030'
The promise comes as fallout from a suicide bomb attack that India has blamed on Pakistan overshadows the latest leg of the crown prince's tour aiming to boost his country's image
President Arif Alvi will award Mohammad bin Salman the Nishan-e-Pakistan (Order of Pakistan), the foreign office says in a statement
The Asia tour of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is a timely demonstration to the West that he still has friends in rising Asia
The Asia trip comes 5 months after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a fierce critic of Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
Critics argue that Absher, a free app, enables abuse against Saudi Arabian women and girls by allowing men to track their movements
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices delight after an opening dinner where he spoke in the same room as top officials of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain
Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-day visit to Indonesia kicks off Monday, February 18
The US House of Representatives approves historic legislation directing Trump to 'remove United States armed forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen'
'The president has been very clear – couldn't be more clear – as we get additional information, we will continue to hold all of those responsible accountable,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo