Afghan President Hamid Karzai flew to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to seek help from Saudi Arabia, one of the few governments that hold any potential sway over the Taliban.
After last week's Afghanistan conference in London, Afghan President Hamid Karzai returned home optimistic, with money pledged for reconciliation with the Taliban and promises that his government will soon be given control over half of Western aid.
Al Hilal soccer team players celebrate with the trophy after clinching the Saudi Zain Premier League. Al Hilal defeated Ettifaq in their match at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Embraced or banned, a prayer or a prison, the Muslim veil is spreading: Who wears it – and why?
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.
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.