The new work presents the oldest dated evidence for hominins in Arabia, in the form of an ancient handaxe tool uncovered from the Nefud Desert.
Human rights groups are calling on Australia to ban arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, following the lead of the Biden administration.
Entertainment, sports and tourism industries can learn valuable lessons from how Saudi Arabia managed the annual pilgrimage during a pandemic.
Despite often seismic political upheavals over the years, most Middle Eastern royal families have been able to weather the storms.
Saudi women are empowering themselves by running businesses and challenging ‘traditional’ gender roles.
Crude is key to inflation. Here's why has it been going up so much.
Saudi’s crown prince approved the killing and dismemberment of a Washington Post columnist in 2018, the Biden administration says. So how can the US still see the Saudis as good partners?
In the past week, the Biden administration has shown it is willing to back up words with actions in dealing with both Iran and Saudi Arabia.
In the long term the US still needs Saudi Arabia as an ally in the Middle East.
Air New Zealand and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade have both potentially breached international human rights agreements. The government must demand answers.
A decade ago, the lack of a clear policy by the Obama administration let the region down. But might US have another opportunity in the Middle East?
Underlying issues which led to the three-year dispute have not been resolved.
These findings represent the earliest evidence for Homo sapiens on the Arabian Peninsula, and demonstrates the importance of Arabia for understanding human prehistory.
‘Beta testing’ of bold ideas is rare in foreign affairs, but the UAE and Bahrain have provided just such a test case for the Saudis in their own push to normalise relations with Israel.
Gulf monarchies emerged from the Arab Spring relatively unscathed, while some Middle East republics were devastated by civil war. Here’s how they managed — and how education may have played a part.
As religious sites put pilgrimages on hold, a whole industry in travel, transport and accommodation takes a hit.
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, beginning at sundown on July 30, but the coronavirus has changed many things.
Gulf states have given women great education, but they are still very limited participants in the workplace.
Expanding pilgrimage is a key part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 – COVID-19 has put that on hold.
Saudi Arabia is barring international visitors for the hajj. A scholar explains a long history of disease, politics and war that have previously prevented people from making the journey to Mecca.