The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly defeated a measure to ban the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. The vote was 204 for and 216 against. The vote against the measure was made up of 200 Republicans but only 16 Democrats.
More than a billion Muslims around the world marked the start of Ramadan on Monday, embarking on a month of fasting and prayer to commemorate the divine revelations received by Islam's Prophet Mohammed.What is Ramadan?
US Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi King Salman on Sunday ahead of a week of crunch talks on the conflicts in Syria and Libya.Riyadh has been a key supporter of rebels fighting to overthrow the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Saudi air defence on Monday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, the Arab coalition backing the Yemeni government said, slamming a "dangerous escalation" as peace talks with rebels falter.
The Obama administration could be ready to release details about Saudi Arabia's involvement with the 9/11 hijackers that were suppressed after Congress formally investigated the tragedy in 2002.
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act introduced in the U.S. Senate would allow the possibility of lawsuits against any foreign nations found to be involved in funding a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
The Egyptian cabinet announced that technical work on the maritime boundary between Egypt and Saudi Arabia showed that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir were both within Saudi territorial waters.