24 Oct 2021
Saudi Arabia is creating the "world's first tourism destination on offshore platforms" as part of a drive to diversify the economy away from oil. The Rig will be an oil-themed “extreme park” that will be sitting atop a converted oil rig in the Arabian Gulf.
28 Jun 2021
The pace of reforms is picking up in the Gulf state. A pattern is emerging that seemingly sidelines religion but consolidates political power with Saudi royals.
1 May 2021
The rivals for regional power have plenty to talk about. If they do come closer, it would have a significant impact on the Middle East's most pressing conflicts.
18 Apr 2021
Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom’s vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink. In April, they are harvested for the essential oil used to cleanse the outer walls of the sacred Kaaba, the cubic structure in the holy city of Mecca towards which Muslims around the world pray. This year, the harvest falls during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which observant Muslims devote to prayer and reflection.
12 Apr 2021
The Saudi soldiers committed "the crime of high treason in cooperation with the enemy," officials said, but did not specify who the enemy was.
26 Jan 2021
Witnesses have reported hearing a loud explosion over Riyadh, three days after a missile was intercepted on its way to the city.
Boko Haram release video showing kidnapped Katsina schoolboys, Saudi kicks off vaccination campaign and more
17 Dec 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
4 Sep 2020
One of the world's wealthiest countries on earth, Saudi Arabia, is keeping hundreds of African migrants locked in conditions reminiscent of Libya’s slave camps because of COVID-19.
FG closes three international airports to stop coronavirus, South Africa Airways halts flights out of Africa and more
20 Mar 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Saturday.