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Microsoft apologises as Bing translates 'Daesh' to 'Saudi Arabia'

Microsoft has been forced to apologise after its Bing search engine began automatically translating "Daesh" into "Saudi Arabia." The company blamed crowdsourced translations for the error and is investigating the issue. Saudi users called for a boycott.

Saudi city soldiers on as civilian toll mounts

Najran - It doesn't look like there is war in Najran.Not when you drive down King Abdul Aziz Road in the late afternoon sun, past the luxury hotel, the hypermarket and the sprawling gym in this southern Saudi city near the border with Yemen.

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push

Jeddah - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict.

Kerry in Saudi talks on Yemen, Syria, Libya

Jeddah - US Secretary of State John Kerry was holding talks with his Gulf counterparts and a British minister in Saudi Arabia on Thursday on the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Libya.

US cuts military advisers to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Riyadh - The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition's air war in Yemen, the US Navy said on Saturday, after concerns over civilian casualties.

Saudi facing 'long' Yemen war after talks fail

Riyadh - Six months after Saudi Arabia said its war in Yemen was winding down, air strikes are again pounding rebels and rockets flying across the border, with no end to the conflict in sight.

Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia suffered its worst civilian death toll Tuesday in cross-border shelling from Yemen as an anti-rebel coalition it leads launched an investigation into a deadly strike on a hospital.

Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia suffered its worst civilian death toll Tuesday in cross-border shelling from Yemen as an anti-rebel coalition it leads launched an investigation into a deadly strike on a hospital.

Coalition denies targeting Yemen school as 10 children killed

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition Sunday denied targeting a Yemeni school in air strikes that killed 10 children, instead saying it bombed a camp at which Iran-backed rebels train underage soldiers.

Saudi revives 15-year-old anti-Pokemon fatwa

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's top clerical body has revived a 2001 religious edict prohibiting Pokemon in response to public calls for guidance on the newly launched smartphone version of the game.

Op-Ed: Document on Saudi involvement in 9/11 released finally

Washington - The US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has at least released the secret "28 pages" from the 9/11 report which deal almost entirely with the relationship of the Saudi Arabian government to the attacks.

19 people arrested over Saudi attacks including Medina: ministry 

Riyadh - Nineteen people, including 12 Pakistani nationals, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia following suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam's second-holiest site in the city of Medina, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

Suicide bombings shake Saudi Arabia, four dead at holy site

Riyadh - Three suicide bombings have struck across Saudi Arabia in a single day, including a shocking attack at Islam's second holiest site, the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, where four security guards were killed.

Suicide blast outside Prophet's Mosque in Medina: Saudi media

Riyadh - A suicide blast struck Monday in Saudi Arabia outside one of Islam's holiest sites, the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, a Saudi-owned television channel reported.

Suicide blast near mosque in eastern Saudi: Residents

Riyadh - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday, without causing any other injuries, residents told AFP."Suicide bomber for sure.

Suicide bombing near US consulate in Saudi: ministry

Riyadh - A suicide bomber blew himself up near the United States consulate in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city of Jeddah in the early hours of Monday, the interior ministry said.

Yemeni government casts doubt on UN peace talks

Riyadh - Yemen's government has expressed doubts over UN-backed efforts to end its conflict with Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country.The government still has "fundamental differences" with the Huthis over "their rejection.....

Hajj pilgrims to get e-bracelets for safety: Media

Riyadh - Muslim pilgrims joining this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia will have to wear an electronic safety bracelet, newspapers reported Friday, after more than 2,000 died in a stampede last year.

Saudis urged to say 'no' to Ramadan begging

Riyadh - Clad in black and with a baby in her lap, a woman sits on the ground shaking a cardboard box outside the door of a Saudi mosque.

Measure to ban transfer of cluster bombs to Saudis defeated

Washington - 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.
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