Mar 19, 2013 15:57 EDT
The Saudi authorities have arrested 18 suspected spies, including an Iranian and a Lebanese, on charges of espionage for a foreign country, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 10:05 EDT
Saudi security forces have arrested several Shiites across the kingdom including two clerics over the past days for unspecified reasons, rights activists said on Tuesday.
Mar 18, 2013 07:57 EDT
A Saudi court sentenced an Indonesian housemaid to death after she was convicted of murdering her employers' four-year-old child, the Saudi Gazette reported on Monday.
Mar 16, 2013 13:21 EDT
A Saudi preacher has appealed for reforms in the ultra-conservative kingdom, warning in an open letter posted Saturday on social networks that denial of rights was raising tensions in the country.
Mar 13, 2013 15:42 EDT
Arab interior ministers gathered for a security meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday accused Iran of supplying "logistic help to terrorist operations" in Bahrain and Yemen.
Mar 13, 2013 13:11 EDT
A Saudi firing squad on Wednesday executed in public seven men convicted of armed robbery despite last-minute appeals by rights groups that their lives be spared, the interior ministry and a witness said.
Mar 13, 2013 12:11 EDT
Arab interior ministers were advised to confront the spread of extremism through social media networks with their own cyber knowhow, as they gathered for a security meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday.
Mar 12, 2013 17:31 EDT
As the 20th anniversary looms for the Oslo accords between Israel and the Palestinians, a top Norwegian official warned Tuesday that 2013 would be "critical" to reviving hopes for peace.
Mar 11, 2013 10:03 EDT
Saudi authorities have freed all but two of a group of women arrested early this month while staging a sit-in to demand the release of Islamist prisoners in the city of Buraida, police said on Monday.
Mar 10, 2013 04:17 EDT
A Gulf rights group has strongly condemned heavy jail terms against two prominent Saudi rights activists and called on the authorities in the kingdom to free them immediately.
Mar 09, 2013 07:37 EST
A Saudi court on Saturday dissolved a human rights group and handed down heavy jail terms to two of its members, an AFP correspondent reported.
Mar 05, 2013 14:11 EST
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed confidence on Tuesday that weapons being supplied by Gulf countries to the Syrian rebels were reaching the "right people," as he visited key rebel ally Qatar.
Mar 05, 2013 12:49 EST
The United States wants the rival parties in Bahrain's political crisis to hold talks on resolving the two-year deadlock in their country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
Mar 05, 2013 12:26 EST
Forbes magazine alleged Tuesday that Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal "systematically exaggerates" his wealth after the billionaire accused the magazine of understating the size of his fortune.
Mar 04, 2013 21:55 EST
US Secretary of State John Kerry has promised to "empower" Syria's opposition, while warning arch-foe Iran that time for talks on Tehran's nuclear ambitions could run out.
Mar 04, 2013 16:50 EST
The United States remains committed to its so-called pivot to Asia, a senior US official said Monday, after a former senior White House advisor said it had been a regrettable choice of words.
Mar 04, 2013 15:43 EST
Syrian rebels overran the northern city of Raqa on Monday, scoring their biggest victory since the outbreak of a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad almost two years ago.
Mar 04, 2013 04:55 EST
John Kerry was on Monday holding talks with his counterparts from six Gulf monarchies on the war in Syria and Iran's disputed atomic programme, on his first visit to the Gulf as US secretary of state.
Mar 03, 2013 15:39 EST
President Bashar al-Assad has insisted he will not step down and blasted Britain's support for his foes, as opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib visited north Syria Sunday and hundreds were reported killed in a battle.
Mar 03, 2013 15:11 EST
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Egypt to make compromises to end its political divisions, as he pledged $250 million in US aid to help revive the country's dilapidated economy.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|- Mayor||Abdul Aziz ibn 'Ayyaf Al Migrin|
|- Provincial Governor||Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz|
|- Urban||1,000 km2 (386.1 sq mi)|
|- Metro||1,554 km2 (600 sq mi)|
|- Density||3,024/km2 (7,833/sq mi)|
|Riyadh Development Authority estimate|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
|- Summer (DST)||EAT (UTC+3)|
|Postal Code||(5 digits)|