| 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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:44 PM
As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:47 AM
This Valentine's Day marks the 70th anniversary of a love affair between the United States and Saudi Arabia that began with a bizarre meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and the first king of modern Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, whose son and...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Abdullah al-Kidd approached the Dulles International Airport ticket counter in March 2003 expecting to catch a flight to Saudi Arabia to study Arabic and Islamic law.
Instead, federal agents slapped handcuffs on the Kansas-born former University of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Chicago Fire added midfield help Monday with the signing of Romanian Razvan Cocis. Cocis, 31, released by FC Hozerla Uzhhorod of Ukraine’s Premier Liga on July 1, is eligible to immediately join the Fire. Terms were not disclosed.
Cocis is a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by a Saudi sheik's son in Los Angeles was charged Monday with conspiracy to extort one of the wealthiest men in Saudi Arabia of $20 million, prosecutors said.
Leyla Ors, a 34-...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family.
Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...