Saudi Arabia Gives Iranian Diplomats 48 Hours To Leave

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday it was cutting diplomatic ties with Iran, over attacks on its embassy facilities in Iran by people protesting the execution of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more

Why Aren’t The Arabs States Fighting ISIS?

Many have been puzzled at the way in which Arab members of the US-led coalition bombing Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq have quietly been ending their involvement, even as the West escalates its own. Read more

Saudi Arabia: 87 Dead In Crane Collapse At Mecca Mosque

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A towering construction crane collapsed on Friday during a violent rainstorm in Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 87 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month. Read more

Ahmed al-Mughassil, Suspect In 1996 Attack on U.S. Troops In Saudi Captured

WASHINGTON — A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Read more

Lawsuit Could Reveal Secret Saudi Connection To 9/11

A federal lawsuit moving forward in Manhattan could open the floodgates to tightly held government secrets about foreign connections to the 9/11 attacks. Read more

Saudi Arabia Becomes World’s Biggest Defense Importer

Saudi Arabia has passed India to become the world’s biggest arms importer last year as concerns about Iran’s ambitions increase tensions in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Israel has dropped to the seventh slot among the top 10 arms exporters in the world, down from the sixth slot in 2014. Read more