Jordan's King Abdullah II, one of the first Arab leaders to call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, told CNN the attack on Wednesday that killed members of al-Assad's inner circle is a "tremendous blow to the regime."
Jordan's King Abdullah talks with CNN's John Defterios about the formation of a new government and unrest in Syria.
Jordan's King Abdullah met Tuesday with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the conflict in Syria, which borders Jordan.
Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia's interior minister, has been named the new crown prince of the key oil-producing nation, ascending at a time of regional turmoil amid the populist Arab Spring movement and simmering international issues involving Iran and other neighbors.
Vice President Joe Biden led a U.S. delegation to Saudi Arabia Thursday to offer condolences for the death last week of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
The body of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the heir to the Saudi throne who died in New York on Saturday, arrived Monday in the Saudi capital, greeted by crowds of people, authorities and troops.
Following the death of the Saudi Crown Prince, CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom analyses what happens next in the kingdom.
The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, died in a New York hospital early Saturday, officials said, raising succession questions in the key oil-producing country at a time of regional turmoil.
Saudi Arabia's 87-year-old ruler, King Abdullah, arrived Sunday at a Riyadh hospital to undergo his third back surgery within a year, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi King Abdullah has revoked a flogging sentence for a woman who allegedly flouted the conservative kingdom's strict rules that prohibit women from driving a car, two sources with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.
A Saudi woman found guilty of driving a car is sentenced to flogging.
Saudi King Abdullah announced greater political participation for women in the conservative kingdom this week, but Tuesday, a human rights group decried the promised reforms in light of a flogging sentence for a woman who dared to drive a car.
Amnesty International says a Saudi woman was sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car. CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports.
A day after Saudi King Abdullah announced greater political participation for women in the future, some Saudis questioned just how big a change may really be on the horizon.
The king of Saudi Arabia has opened the door to greater participation by women in future municipal elections.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah condemned the crackdown on anti-government protesters in Syria on Sunday, saying there is "no justification for the bloodshed."
Clashes broke out between citizens and anti-riot police during a visit by King Abdullah to southern Jordan on Monday.
Security forces in Saudi Arabia arrested several people demonstrating at the Interior Ministry Sunday, putting them in police cars and buses to take them away, witnesses said.
Saudi reform activists responded with disappointment Friday after the king promised a major package of reforms meant to quell growing dissatisfaction in his country.
After three months abroad for medical treatment, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah returned home Wednesday to a Middle East shaken by unrest, announcing a series of sweeping measures aimed at relieving economic hardship and meeting with Bahrain's beleaguered monarch.
Opposition groups in Jordan are upset with King Abdullah II's choice for a new prime minister, saying the decision should have been made in a different way.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia arrived in Casablanca, Morocco, on Saturday to continue his recovery from back surgery late last year, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
In June, President Obama talked about his meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and the topics they discussed.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has left a New York hospital to recuperate at his home in the city, the official Saudi Press Agency said Wednesday.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia had successful follow-up back surgery in New York Friday, this time to stabilize several vertebrae in his spine, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing the Royal Court.
Among the volumes of diplomatic communications released by WikiLeaks are frank observations about the character of world leaders, their quirks and their weaknesses.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia underwent successful back surgery Wednesday, according to a statement from the Saudi Royal Court.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has arrived in the United States for medical treatment, the State Department said.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah left Monday for the United States for treatment of a herniated spinal disc and a blood clot that is causing him back pain, state media said.
The leaders of Syria and Saudi Arabia on Friday implored Lebanese officials to shun violence in settling political differences and declared their "solidarity with Lebanon against all Israeli threats."
Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen posted a video online Tuesday, blasting the country's president and what it called the "appalling corruption of the regime."
A young girl in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in prison. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports
A schoolgirl in Saudi Arabia has accepted her sentence of 90 lashes and two months in prison for assaulting her headmistress after a confrontation over a cell phone, according to Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan.
A schoolgirl in Saudi Arabia was sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in prison for assaulting her headmistress after a confrontation over a cell phone, sparking an outcry from a government-sponsored rights group.
CNN's Octavia Nasr reports on Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah pardoning a female journalist.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has been called "The King of Hearts" by many of his countrymen, referring to what they believe are his compassionate attempts to reform his ultra-conservative kingdom.
"We live in a bad neighborhood," one of King Abdullah's top advisors is telling me. "Sometimes, no matter how hard we try or how much progress we make, political events in this part of the world overwhelm them." Actually, it's even tougher than that for Jordan. They say oil and water don't go together, but sadly here they do. Jordan happens to be severely lacking in both: it currently imports 96% of its energy needs and is the fourth-poorest country in the world in terms of water resources.
Saudi Arabia's Cabinet was reassured Monday about the condition of its crown prince, according to state-run media, amid mounting speculation about his health.
CNN's Carol Costello reports more people are seeing bankruptcy as a way out of financial hardship.
A Saudi judge is raising controversy over comments he made on domestic violence. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports
A judge in Saudi Arabia has said husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi newspaper reported this past weekend. In one fell swoop, the judge debased Islam, vilified the kingdom and disregarded the ideals the Saudi monarch himself embraces.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Friday appointed Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz to be the nation's second deputy prime minister, making him second in line to the kingdom's throne, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said.
CNN.com writer Mohammed Jamjoom talks about a Saudi woman being punished for having two unrelated men in her home.
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports.
Saudi Arabia's religious police detained two male novelists for questioning last week after they attempted to get the autograph of a female writer at a book fair in Riyadh, according to local media reports.
CNN's Rosemary Church talks to the doctor just after he successfully separated two Egyptian conjoined twins.
Saudi King Abdullah appoints woman to top government post. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
What could be bigger than the appointment of the first female minister in Saudi Arabia?
The appointment of a Saudi woman as a vice minister in the country's government is a "first step" for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, but "more serious changes" are needed, an outspoken advocate said Sunday.
A woman has been appointed to the Saudi Kingdom's council of ministers for the first time. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoon reports
Saudi King Abdullah has appointed a woman to the council of ministers for the first time as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, networks including Saudi state-run Channel One reported Saturday.
Most Asian stocks were lower on Tuesday, a day after record-breaking lows that also saw U.S. main indices down, while Europe reined in earlier losses to contain the damage.
The Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange dipped slightly Sunday, a day after King Abdullah announced he would invest billions of Saudi riyals into the market.
The Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange began the week Saturday with its largest decline in four years, a reaction to the world's tumbling markets and oil prices, an economist said.
Viewpoint: A combination of tough policing and soft inducements, as well as revulsion at al-Qaeda's carnage in the Arab world, has curbed extremism in Saudi Arabia
A businesswoman, a mother of four, an international fashion icon, a woman committed to making the world a better place for women and children -- Queen Rania of Jordan is truly changing the world.
CNN's Becky Anderson talks with Jordan's Queen Rania, who shares her goals for improving the lives of young Jordanians.
When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia entered the cavernous ballroom in the basement of the Jeddah Hilton Sunday, the room rose to its feet. Cell phone cameras flashed. Delegates whispered. And reporters placed bets on whether he would say anything newsworthy.
Saudi King Abdullah confirmed Sunday that his country will increase daily oil production from 9 million barrels to 9.7 million in the near future to counter the sharp rise in international oil prices.
Saudi King Abdullah confirmed Sunday that his country will increase daily oil production to 9.7 million barrels from 9 million to counter the sharp rise in international oil prices.
Saudi Arabia is willing to produce more oil if customers need it, the kingdom's oil minister said Sunday
The Saudis have finally promised to increase oil output. But energy experts are skeptical it will bring much relief
President Bush is appealing to oil-rich Saudi Arabia to increase production just as oil prices have hit another record high
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has called for a dialogue among monotheistic religions -- including Judaism
High oil prices paining U.S. consumers is a key topic of Vice President Dick Cheney's talks Friday with Saudi King Abdullah
MME sits down with a key member of the Royal Family, Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud
This is not the first oil boom to deliver windfall revenue to the world's leading oil exporter, Saudi Arabia.
Who knew that President Bush loves "bling-bling," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice finds strawberry juice just dandy, and some White House journalists like to munch on goat brains?
President Bush, on his first visit to this oil-rich kingdom, delivered a major arms sale Monday to its ally in a region where the U.S. casts neighboring Iran as a menacing threat
CNN's Zain Verjee reports on the U.S. government's relief after Saudi King Abdullah's pardon for a rape victim.
Saudi King Abdullah's letter pardoning a rape victim from 200 lashes and six months in prison for appearing in public with an unrelated male also included a pardon for the man she was with, according to the Saudi Justice Minister.
CNN's Wilf Dinnick tuned in to find out how the Arab media covered a Saudi rape case that caused international outrage.
Saudi King Abdullah has pardoned a rape victim who had been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison in a case that sparked international attention, a Saudi newspaper has reported.
President Bush said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah "knows our position loud and clear" on the punishment of the victim of a gang rape.
U.S. presidential candidates Wednesday condemned Saudi justice after a rape victim was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail.
A rape victim's sentence is increased after she talks to the media. CNN's Carol Costello reports
The husband of a rape victim speaks out against Saudi Arabia's justice system. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Saudi Arabia could have helped the United States prevent al Qaeda's 2001 attacks on New York and Washington if American officials had consulted Saudi authorities in a "credible" way, the kingdom's former ambassador said in a documentary aired Thursday.
Prince Bandar says Saudis could have helped prevent al Qaeda attacks if U.S. consulted them in a 'credible' way.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has begun his visit to the UK as controversy continues over issues related to the Middle Eastern kingdom.
CNN's Phil Black reports on the Saudi King's lavish welcome to Britain and why his visit is so controversial.
Groups protest over Saudi king's visit to the U.K., expressing anger over human rights issues and arms deals. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has stirred up controversy ahead of a rare visit to Britain which begins Monday, accusing British authorities of ignoring intelligence that could have prevented the 2005 London bombings
Hundreds of camels have died in Saudi Arabia this week from a mystery ailment.
Saudi King Abdullah was due to arrive in Spain on Monday, his first trip to a Western country since he ascended to the throne two years ago.
The current juncture in Middle East diplomacy presents a golden but final opportunity to resolve the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to Jordan's King Abdullah.
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Vice President Dick Cheney is on his way back to Washington after a daylong whirlwind meeting with Saudi Arabian King Abdullah.
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Saturday vowed to back a crackdown on al Qaeda after confirming that four people from the terror group carried out the Amman hotel attacks -- three suicide bombers and the wife of one of the attackers.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia called the threat of al Qaeda in his country "madness and evil," and vowed to ABC's Barbara Walters that his nation would "eliminate this scourge" of terrorism.
Saudi security forces have killed a man in Medina they said was the leader of al Qaeda on the Arab Peninsula, an interior ministry official told CNN.
Top clerics, tribal chiefs and Saudi officials have pledged allegiance to King Abdullah in a traditional Islamic investiture ceremony that bestows his legitimacy.
Muslim leaders and Saudi princes have bid a final farewell to King Fahd before his body was buried in an unmarked grave in a desert cemetery in keeping with Saudi Arabia's austere Islamic tradition.
Saudi Arabia will continue to pump oil "to the best of our capability, with a reasonable price" under its new leader, King Abdullah, a top Saudi diplomat said Monday.
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd -- whose reign was marked by unprecedented prosperity, but whose close ties with the United States stirred the passions of Islamic militants -- has died, Saudi Arabia's information minister announced Monday.
Key U.S. ally Saudi Arabia has named Abdullah its new monarch to succeed King Fahd who has died after guiding the world's largest oil exporter through 23 turbulent years.
A prominent U.S. Muslim leader told a court that he was involved in an alleged Libyan plot to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
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