Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/28
Washington has promised to increase development assistance to Yemen to about $63 million this year, but that's dwarfed by Saudi Arabia's pledge of $1.25 billion for its poor, unstable neighbor.
01/21/2010 12:08 pm
The tallest building in the world, half-mile-high Burj Dubai, opened today. But the tower is unlikely to fetch the high prices investors paid in 2004.
01/04/2010 10:38 am
Six children and one wife of Osama Bin Laden have reportedly been living in Iran since fleeing Afghanistan shortly before 9/11. His 17-year-old daughter recently escaped to the embassy of Saudi Arabia, Iran's traditional rival.
12/23/2009 03:11 pm
Embraced or banned, a prayer or a prison, the Muslim veil is spreading: Who wears it – and why?
12/13/2009 10:22 am
The United Arab Emirates central bank guaranteed all deposits in the banking system Sunday, seeking to calm markets made nervous by Dubai World's debt payment crisis. Asian markets rose Monday on the news.
11/30/2009 12:00 am
Surge of fighting with Yemen rebels has raised concern about a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which has been drawn into the conflict.
11/11/2009 12:00 am
Work with Karzai, stop calling the Taliban 'terrorists,' weigh in on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, convene a security meeting on Al Qaeda, focus on Kashmir, make sure to target terrorists in Afghanistan, and take on the heroin trade.
10/13/2009 01:00 am
Saudi Arabia, a close US ally, has switched from a policy of isolation toward engagement. Some hope the warming could bolster US Middle East peace efforts.
10/07/2009 01:00 am
Afghan President Hamid Karzai used the Muslim holiday signaling the end of Ramadan to reach out to the Taliban, while Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei denounced Israel.
09/21/2009 01:00 am