They live in the Habala Mountains that straddle Saudi Arabia's southern border with Yemen but take orders from neither government, instead living their lives under the dictates of tribal law.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was fined $50 for failing to shovel the snow outside his Boston home while he was in Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah's funeral.
January 30, 2015
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's second round of 50 lashes was postponed for the third week in a row. He is sentenced to 1,000 lashes, delivered in sets of 50 each Friday.
The father alleges that the hospital informed him that his wife had given birth to a baby boy but 10 days later they changed their story and told him it was a girl.
January 29, 2015
A Saudi Air Force sergeant stationed in Texas was convicted of raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas casino hotel.
Egyptian poet Fatima Naoot could face a three-year jail term for "contempt of Islam", after she criticized slaughtering animals for Eid al-Adha.
Unearthing the skull was a major scientific triumph, as it is the oldest discovered human remain outside of Africa.
Cheech and Chong need not apply for Saudi visas - the duo's brand of stoner humor would go up in smoke in the kingdom.
January 28, 2015
The illegal adoption agency convinced immigrants to put their children up for adoption in order to obtain assistance in travelling back to their home countries.
Junko Ishido, the mother of the Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, begged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to save her son's life.
Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat drew stark attention to the plight of 3.7 million Syrian refugees as he accused Britain of lacking “the warmth of morals and humanity” by allowing just 90 refugees from the conflict region to come to Britain.
Twitter users criticized Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf while offering her condolences after the death of the late King Abdullah.
January 27, 2015
A mechanic accused his coworker of forcing him to have sex with him.
Yasmine Mahmoud cuts a defiant figure as she weaves her bicycle through the chaotic streets of Cairo, a place where few women dare to pedal.
A Lebanese teen jumped off a three-story balcony to see her boyfriend after her parents forbade her from seeing him.