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Saudi policeman killed in raid, IS flags found: ministry

- A Saudi policeman was shot dead on Friday during a raid in which three people were arrested and flags of the Islamic State group were found, the interior ministry said.

Saudi Arabia: Prince vows to give entire fortune to charity

Riyadh - Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia said he will give his entire fortune — worth $32 billion (£20bn) — to charity when he dies.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity

Riyadh - Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday promised his entire $32 billion (28.8 billion euro) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges.The pledge is "maybe...

UN envoy to Yemen trying to broker a peace deal

Aden - Ismail Ahmed, the UN envoy to Yemen, will travel to Kuwait on June 27 and then travel to Ryadh Saudi Arabia for a week's stay. Finally, he will move on to Sanaa, Yemen for another week to try and reach a preliminary peace deal to end the conflict.

Saudi seeks nuclear deals, alliances to counter Iran

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia is pursuing its own nuclear projects and building alliances to counter Iran, which is days away from a potential atomic deal Riyadh fears could further destabilise the region.

Wikileaks publishing over half a million secret Saudi documents

The transparency advocacy website, Wikileaks, is publishing secret documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has confirmed that Wikileaks is publishing these documents in batches.

Saudi Arabia beheads 100th person this year

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Monday beheaded a Syrian drug trafficker and a national convicted of murder, taking to 100 the number of executions in the kingdom this year.

Quebec wants jailed Saudi blogger to join family in the province

Quebec - The Canadian province Quebec is offering imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi an immigration selection certificate. The certificates are issued in exceptional circumstances to foreigners in need of protection, Quebec's Immigration Minister said.

Saudi Arabia condemns foreign criticism of blogger case

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Thursday condemned foreign criticism of a 1,000-lash sentence that the kingdom's highest court upheld against a blogger, rejecting "interference" in its internal affairs.

Shiites gather to bury 'heroes' of Saudi mosque bombing

Dammam - The remains of four Saudi Shiite "heroes" blown to pieces after preventing a suicide bomber from entering a mosque will be buried in the kingdom's east on Wednesday.

Saudi border guard dies in Yemen shelling

Riyadh - Shelling from Yemen has killed a Saudi border guard and wounded seven others, the latest casualties along the kingdom's southern frontier, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Saudi suicide blast on Shiite mosque 'kills three'

Riyadh - A suicide bomber disguised in women's clothing blew himself up at the entrance to a Saudi Shiite mosque during Friday prayers killing three people, the interior ministry said.The Islamic State jihadist group claimed the attack, the second in a week.

Blast outside Saudi Shiite mosque during prayers: Witnesses

Riyadh - A car exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, witnesses said, the second such blast in a week after a suicide bombing claimed by jihadists killed 21 people.

Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly.

Saudi IDs bomber after kingdom's deadliest attack in years

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a Shiite mosque had links with the Islamic State group, in what the interior ministry called an attempt to promote sectarian strife.

Op-Ed: Times prematurely warns ISIS no threat

Riyad - No need to worry about ISIS, a New York Times” op-ed piece, headlined “Calm Down, ISIS Isn’t Winning” said Friday morning. Whoops.

21 killed, 81 wounded in IS attack on Saudi Shiite mosque: ministry

Riyadh - Twenty-one people were killed and 81 wounded in an attack by an Islamic State group suicide bomber on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia Friday, the health ministry said.

IS suicide bomber in deadly strike on Saudi Shiite mosque

Riyadh - An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing and wounding several people in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions.

Saudi Arabia considers buying nuclear weapons from Pakistan

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia is said to be engaged in a strategic review of its security that includes as one possibility acquiring nuclear weapons from Pakistan.

Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014.
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