Despite the calls for a boycott, millions of Muslims will make the pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the five pillars of Islamic practice.
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Millions of Muslims will convene in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 9. The annual five-day pilgrimage, known as the hajj, is required of all Muslims who can physically and financially make the journey.
How Syria's tribes are being used by those both for and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Despite the UK's close relationship with Saudi Arabia, the British public think much the same about its global influence as they do about Russia and Iran – and it isn't good.
Why is Canada's labour movement so quiet on the Saudi arms deal? It should be a voice for peace and human rights and demand that the Canadian government immediately cancel the deal.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled that the British government did not properly assess whether Saudi Arabia had violated international law. What this means for the arms trade.
Tensions are rising after two oil tankers were attacked in the Middle East. But what can ships do to protect themselves in risky waters?
Recent speeches suggest there may be an appetite for closer relations, but it won't be easy. A Saudi and an Iranian explain.
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
About the only thing the Trump administration’s peace plan has going for it is the fact that no one expects it to work. And the plan's likely failure could trigger more Israeli-Palestinian violence.
A legacy in fossil fuels is likely to help even in the era of renewable energy.
People in Sudan are determined to provide a new political path and need to guide candidates who want to lead the country.
From May 2, any countries buying oil from Iran can expect US sanctions.
Despite a repressive legal system that puts men in charge of female relatives, women in Saudi Arabia also attend school, become lawyers, see friends and fight for their rights.
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino wants to bring forward plans to expend the tournament from 32 to 48 countries. But it's not going to be easy.
Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, has a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia and his own military. But Iran and India could cause new problems.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.