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.
From Rahaf Mohammed to the fate of Syrian refugees and the US border wall – what 'migration diplomacy' means for world politics.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down.
The Houthis belong to the Shiite branch of Islam. The Houthi insurgency began in the early 1990s, spurred in part by growing influence of different Sunni branches of Islam.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
The oil-exporting organization may have mustered the political will to cut production, but its disunity remains intact.