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Saudi king’s bodyguard shot dead in personal dispute

Abdul Aziz al-Faghm also served as personal bodyguard to the late King Abdullah.

King Salman calls for restructuring of OIC to champion rights of...

He says Saudi Arabia will extend aid through humanitarian bodies to create peace and stability in all Muslim nations.

Qatar’s Emir receives invitation from Saudi King to attend summits

Will Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani accept the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman to attend the summits in Mecca on May 30?

Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Sudan turmoil

Saudi Arabia and the UAE both voiced backing for Sudan's Transitional Military Council, with Riyadh promising an aid package to Sudanese people.

Saudi king orders major government reshuffle

Ibrahim al-Assaf, a former finance minister, will replace Adel al-Jubeir as foreign minister.

Qatar ruler says talks with Saudi begin only when embargo lifted

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says the blockade should be lifted and the dispute resolved with dialogue based on mutual respect and non-intervention in the internal affairs of states.

UK PM May says plans to speak to Saudi crown prince...

The killing of the Washington Post columnist, a critic of the crown prince, has strained Saudi Arabia’s ties with the West and battered Prince Mohammed’s image abroad.

Saudi Prince’s protectors can’t stop speculation over his fate

With such powerful people in his corner, the conventional wisdom may be that Prince Mohammed will survive the fallout from the brutal dispatching of a critic.

After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against king’s favorite son

Dozens of princes and cousins from powerful branches of the Al Saud family want to see a change in the line of succession but recognise that the king is unlikely to turn against his favourite son, known in the West as MbS.

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

In his speech, the king praised his son's economic reform program aimed at creating jobs for a swelling youth population and preparing the kingdom for a post-crude era.

Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Yemen offensive

The two leaders reviewed "current developments in the region and challenges and crises facing it."

Saudi king embarks on rare tour as Khashoggi crisis rages abroad

The Saudi rulers are seeking to rally domestic support following what is seen as the worst diplomatic crisis facing the kingdom since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Saudi king, crown prince meet Khashoggi family

The Saudi rulers met with Khashoggi's son Salah and brother Sahel at the royal palace, state-run news agency SPA reported.

US stays cautious over Khashoggi as new killing claims emerge

After talks with the Saudi leadership in Riyadh marked by expressions of mutual goodwill, Pompeo in Ankara met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose government also remains wary of giving public details about Khashoggi's fate.

Pompeo in Saudi for crisis talks on missing journalist

Turkish police on Monday searched the consulate for the first time since Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, went missing.

Saudi king orders probe in Khashoggi case, Turkey to search consulate

Khashoggi, a US resident, disappeared after entering the consulate to get marriage documents.

Saudi warns Trump over sanctions threat

Anti-Saudi sentiment in the US Congress could conceivably raise pressure to pass the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act, which would end sovereign immunity shielding OPEC members from US legal action.

Turkey president meets Saudi king over missing journalist

Turkish officials say they believe he was killed inside the consulate and macabre claims have been published in Turkish media.

Trump: I told Saudi king he wouldn’t last without US support

Saudi Arabia is the world's top oil exporter and the de facto leader of Opec, which has been criticised by Trump for high oil prices.

Saudi prince rejects speculation over royal family rift

The remarks come as powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tightens his grip on power by cracking down on dissent with the imprisonment of prominent clerics, women and human rights activists.

Expert: Hard approach still needed to tackle terrorism

Andrin Raj says soft approaches alone may not be sufficient.

Putrajaya shuts down Saudi-backed anti-terrorism centre

Its role will be taken over by an institute run by the Ministry of Defence, says Mohamad Sabu.

Saudi king holidays in unfinished mega city NEOM

NEOM appears to be an unusual holiday destination for the 82-year-old monarch, better known for spending his annual summer vacations in exotic locations such as Morocco.

Saudi king orders whistleblower protections in anti-corruption push

The protections ordered by King Salman are part of a nationwide effort to combat corruption.