Peter Baker A dour Vladimir Putin glares ever so frostily, full of menace, free of mirth, ready to annex any passer-by unwise enough to get too close.
Henry Meyer Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemned by NATO for annexing Crimea, is now defying the US in Syria by sending more and deadlier arms to help Bashar al-Assad, experts say.
David Blair The US and Saudi Arabia are now at loggerheads over every burning issue in the Middle East.
Michael Shear President Vladimir Putin of Russia called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a proposal by Obama for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed that their...
Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons President Barack Obama is weighing whether to allow shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to be shipped to moderate factions of the Syrian opposition, possibly with help from the Saudi government,...
Saudi Arabia on Friday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, escalating a new campaign against the group across the region with a sweeping ban that imposed lengthy prison...
Angus McDowall After serving for years as the main conduit for weapons and cash to rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Saudi Arabia is shifting its policy to contain the spread of Islamist militancy...
Britain's Prince Charles, dressed in a traditional Saudi robe and a chequered red and white keffiyeh, joined members of Saudi Arabia's royal family in performing the "Ardah" sword dance near Riyadh.
Amena Bakr Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has said the kingdom will make a "major shift" in relations with the United States in protest at its perceived inaction over the Syria war and its overtures to Iran,...
Jo Biddle Secretary of State John Kerry says US ties with Saudi Arabia are "strategic and enduring", even as differences on Syria remain after a visit aimed at easing tension.
Jeffrey Heller Israel's prime minister has increased the amount of occupied territory he wants to keep after any peace deal with the Palestinians, Israeli radio reported on Thursday, a move that could complicate U.
Alaa Shahine The absolute monarchies of the Gulf are betting that their money can help build a stable Egypt run by generals.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledge $US8b in aid to Egypt after the toppling of President Mursi.
Colin Freeman Saudi Arabia is targeting Israel and Iran with powerful ballistic missiles, new satellite photography suggests.
Rome: Pope Francis already has distinguished himself from his predecessor with a more down-to-earth style.
Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Alexei Anishchuk Amman/London: Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the US decision to send weapons to Syria's rebels, said...
Ruth Pollard All eyes are on the increasingly frail King Abdullah, 88, as he prepares to choose a successor.
An alleged kidnap plot, a $490 million fortune and the Red Prince: royal rivalries force Saudi Arabia's 'little Barbie' princess into life of exile
Hugh Miles and Robert Mendick She was Saudi Arabia's "Barbie" princess; the pampered granddaughter of the Kingdom's founder and daughter of one of his most powerful and favoured sons.
London Saudi Arabia will send female athletes to the Olympic Games for the first time, the International Olympic Committee said, ending a ban by the kingdom where women aren't allowed to drive.
China accuses some Western countries of seeking regime change in Syria and blamed their increasing support for rebel forces in the civil war as hurting the solidarity of the UN Security Council.