Crude oil prices are cratering, down 20 percent this year, in the biggest six-month free fall in years.
Egyptians poured into the streets of Cairo on Friday in the first major demonstrations in 2½ years, protesting the government's agreement on Saudi ownership of Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir.
Saudi Arabia’s listing of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization and the withdrawal of the Saudi, Kuwaiti and Bahrain ambassadors from Qatar signal a big geopolitical realignment in the Middle East.
A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail by an appeals court because she was riding in a car with a man when she was attacked and gang-raped by seven men. It is forbidden in Saudi Arabia for unmarried men and women to be together. She was 19 at the time of the attack.
Iraqi guerrillas tell a Saudi-backed London newspaper that they won't unite with Zarqawi after recent bombings. | Juan Cole translates and comments