King's forces arrest prominent Saudis in warning to critics
Arrests in Saudi Arabia of apparent Islamist sympathizers and critics of the crown prince throw an already anxious kingdom into deep unease amid mounting speculation the king might soon abdicate in favor of his son
AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis
Qatar's ruling emir is on his first trip abroad since a diplomatic crisis erupted in June between his nation and four Arab countries. Here's a look at the ongoing crisis, the worst to grip the region since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. ——— A COUNTRY TARGETED Qatar is a nation
Trump takes aim at key anti-ISIS ally Qatar in tweets
President Donald Trump has set his sights on Qatar -- a key ally in the fight against ISIS and the location of a massive U.S. military presence -- in a series of tweets Tuesday and praised the move from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen to severe ties with the small
ISIS in Iraq, Syria Recruiting Foreign Fighters from Balkans
Balkan Muslims are Uniquely Positioned to Fight with ISIS in the Middle East
Read an Excerpt of Ali Soufan's Book 'The Black Banners'
Excerpted from The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan with Daniel Freedman. Copyright © 2011 by Ali H. Soufan. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. Prologue So it is said that...
Saudi Women Arrested for Defying Driving Ban
Five Saudi women who dared to break the driving ban by getting behind the wheel were arrested for a few hours and then released by the Kingdom's muttawas, or religious police, in the Red Sea coast city of Jeddah. To gain their release, the women, along with their legal male guardians, had to sign a
Does Rehab for Terrorists Work?
Said Ali al-Shihri Went Through 12-Step Terrorist Rehab Before 'Underwear Bomb' Plot
Two Cases Shed Light on Floggings in Muslim World
A British teacher charged in Sudan with inciting religious hatred was spared the maximum sentence of 40 lashings with a bamboo cane Thursday, but will spend 15 days in jail before being deported. Gillian Bibbons was charged after she allegedly allowed her her young students to name a teddy bear
'Searching for Freedom' in Saudi Arabia
Before President Bush's Visit, Saudi Government Criticized for Locking Up Blogger
Where Have Egypt's Belly Dancers Gone?
It was almost midnight at the five-star-hotel overlooking the Nile, but it was far from bedtime. The lobby was loud; there was a wedding party. The bride was veiled and so were most of the female guests, a sign that it was a conservative family celebration. Then a tall, attractive woman in her