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Amnesty International called the kingdom's use of the death penalty
May 29, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
A Pakistani national convicted of drug offences was beheaded in Saudi Arabia Thursday after being found guilty of smuggling heroin.
The video appeared on YouTube earlier this week and has been circulating social media ever since. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2015 - 11:57 GMT
A video showed up on YouTube this week showing only the latest example of Saudi religious police being terrible.
Riyadh went as far as to freeze the two men's assets. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
May 28, 2015 - 11:07 GMT
The Lebanese government will ask Saudi Arabia to provide files on Khalil Harb and Mohammad Qabalan, both Hezbollah officials, after they were designated as terrorists.
Yemeni men inspect a damaged building following a reported airstrike in the capital Sanaa, on May 27, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
May 28, 2015 - 08:05 GMT
Saudi-led airstrikes on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa have left at least 80 people dead, including numerous civilian casualties.
That's a lot of eyeliner! The Saudi cosmetics market is the largest in the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
May 28, 2015 - 05:04 GMT
The cosmetics market in Saudi Arabia is estimated at $16 billion annually, with an 11 percent annual growth rate.
Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer. (Shutterstock)
May 27, 2015 - 15:36 GMT
Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer.
Armed Yemeni fighters loyal to fugitive president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stand in position during clashes with Houthi fighters in Jaadan area of Marib province on May 15, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 11:37 GMT
Forces supporting the government have retaken a southern Yemeni city from Houthi rebels Tuesday.
Yemeni workers unload medical aid boxes from a boat carrying 460 tonnes of Emirati relief aid that docked in the port of the city of Aden on May 24, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
May 26, 2015 - 10:19 GMT
Two-third of the population have been left without access to clean drinking water, a relief agency said Tuesday.
Obama's foreign policy
May 26, 2015 - 08:51 GMT
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges."
Smoke billows following an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army arms depot, now under Shiite Houthi rebel control on May 22, 2015 east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
May 26, 2015 - 07:45 GMT
A rocket attack near the Iranian embassy violated international obligations for diplomatic immunity of embassy staff.
People attend the funeral of eight Shiite worshippers gunned down during an attack on an Ashura commemoration event in Saudi Arabia, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 14:09 GMT
Shiites in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province set up a mass funeral for the victims of the Daesh-claimed mosque attack - thousands are expected to attend.