Forty Saudis plan a hunger strike this week to bring attention to the prolonged detention of 11 political activists.
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.
In an emergency meeting Friday, OPEC tries to prop up oil prices as a looming global recession dampens demand.
While some Middle East experts say tit-for-tat cyberattacks on Islamic websites amounts to a virtual sectarian battle, others suspect third-party agitators could be the culprits.
Those arrested are implicated in operations that occurred between 2003 and 2006.
Economists say that Arab states such as Saudi Arabia will feel the pinch, but a year of record oil prices provides a deep cushion.
Kabul may have tried to reach out to current insurgents by meeting with former Taliban in Saudi Arabia late last month.
A US journalist tells her story as one of Liberia's fallen elite.
About 3,200 former militants have completed the ambitious program aimed at persuading them to disavow violent Islamist ideologies.
Saudi family members are allowed to speak annually to those detained as 'enemy combatants' by the US