A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
As the gerontocratic rulers of the House of Saud plot to appoint successors, the inside fight to lead the kingdom is heating up.
The battle for a town on the Lebanese border marks the kingdom's first attempt to lead Syria's fractured opposition.
Saudi Arabia hounded this lawyer out of the country because he stood up for human rights. Now, he explains how the kingdom is launching a new crackdown on dissent.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
Saudi Arabia's farcical justice system condemned seven young men to death this week, and the world remained silent.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
The more things change in Saudi Arabia, the more they remain the same.
Two years after the Arab Spring awoke demons and democracy in the Middle East, I went to see whether changes had roiled the lands of royals.
Obama can't get it right on the Arab Spring unless he holds Saudi Arabia to account.
Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.
Now the beleaguered Syrian opposition has two umbrella groups vying for funds and recognition. Is that really going to help?
Artist Ahmed Mater returns to Islam's holiest site to capture the enormous changes as modernity meets tradition.
Millions of Muslims from around the world begin the hajj -- a journey to the holy city of Mecca.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
Authoritarian countries don't seem to be doing well at the knowledge business. That's probably no accident.
The attack on the U.S. diplomats in Benghazi isn't the first time that Libya's ultraconservative Islamists have tried to shake things up. Can the country's nascent democracy rise to the challenge?
Is relying on Saudi Arabia in times of war a smart tradition or future folly?
Saudi Arabia is bringing back its most talented operator to manage the Arab Spring. But can Bandar stem the rot in Riyadh?
If the kingdom's top woman can't keep her story straight about whether she wears the veil, what are other Saudi women supposed to do?
The export of American arms to countries around the world -- even those actively repressing their own citizens -- is booming.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is dead. He will be missed far more than most observers of the kingdom will admit.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef was a menace. We should be happy he's gone, but worried about the aging House of Saud he leaves behind.
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