| Jan 24, 2015
| 10:00 AM
President Obama is cutting short his trip to India in order to make a short trip to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the family of the late king.
The president, who was leaving Saturday for India, will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet with King Salman...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:15 PM
Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of Saud....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:40 AM
Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time.
Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:20 AM
We haven't said enough about Raif Badawi.
He's the Saudi Arabian blogger who was convicted of insulting Islam and sentenced to ten years in prison, a $266,000 fine and 1,000 lashes to be administered 50 at a time over 20 weeks.
It's never easy to...
| Jan 23, 2015
Friday's Pictures in the News begins along the Central Coast, where he crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin suit up in tactical gear before a training exercise at dusk during their patrol mission along the California Coast....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:43 PM
President Obama’s hastily arranged trip to Saudi Arabia was intended to shore up relations with a key U.S. ally. But it was the attire of the first lady that was the focus of much of the discussion on social media -- at least in the U.S.
| Jan 24, 2015
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, we begin in the Middle East, where mourners gather around the grave of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the Al-Oud cemetery in Riyadh. Foreign leaders gathered in the Saudi capital for...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Technological advances and design engineering at the mosques of Mecca and Medina are promising a safer and more comfortable Hajj experience this year as 2 million Islamic faithful converge on Saudi Arabia.
But much to the dismay of tradition-bound...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
A day after what amounted to a call to arms from President Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Thursday won cautious promises from regional allies to help in the fight against the Islamic State, the Sunni Muslim extremist group which now controls...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Did you know there is a Northwestern University in Qatar? A University of Chicago in Singapore? A National-Louis University in Poland?
American universities are exporting themselves to the world, and these Chicago schools are on the leading edge of...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:57 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama said Russia should move its troops back from its border with Ukraine and ease tensions by opening direct negotiations with that country’s new government.
The Russian troops massing near the border are...