LOCAL NEWS

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AL-NAIRIYA: Women in Al-Nairiya governorate have called on the government to only allow gender-based voting because they believe this would allow women to get...

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BY Larisa Epatko  September 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM EDT Voting rights for Saudi women took another step forward this week. Female candidates began registering...

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RIYADH: The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has announced new legislation for the Dec. 12 elections, including fines and imprisonment for failure to...

GCC NEWS

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WASHINGTON | By Patricia Zengerle Supporters of the international nuclear agreement with Iran moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal...

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AFP By Sara Hussein Beirut (AFP) - Lebanon's cabinet ended an acrimonious meeting on Tuesday with no solution to a trash crisis that has sparked...

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How Much Longer Can Saudi Arabia's Economy Hold Out Against Cheap Oil? Saudi Arabia got lucky when the oil price fell in 1998. What about...

OPINION

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Talking trash in Lebanon Beirut’s uncollected garbage is just one symptom of a noxious political system by Rami G. Khouri @ramikhouri Political discontent is nothing new in...

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Saudi Arabia and Iran:Volatile Political Geography of Oil and Minorities By James M. Dorsey Synopsis The political geography of oil and minorities in Saudi Arabia and Iran...

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Bad Move: The Backfiring of Israeli Strategy on Iran Paul R. Pillar Whatever the underlying reasons for any miscalculation, Netanyahu and his government now face the...

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Rays of Light in the Middle East? Graham E. Fuller It is risky to try to discern longer range trends in the Middle East based on a...

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Historic developments visible in Turkey-Syria By Rami G. Khouri BEIRUT — The four separate armed attacks Monday against Turkish security forces and the U.S. Consulate in...

SPORTS - HEALTH - LATEST TECHNOLOGY

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SHANGHAI China stocks clawed back sharp early losses on Wednesday amid speculation that the government is putting fresh pressure on brokerages to support the market. Nine...

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HONG KONG | By Saikat Chatterjee Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States...

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks plunged more than 8 percent on Monday in panic selling, with flagship indexes smashing key support levels and posting...

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PARIS (AP) — Announcing his bid to run for FIFA president, Chung Mong-Joon pledged to help the governing body clean itself up if he...

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TOKYO | By Hideyuki Sano and Shinichi Saoshiro Asian shares on Wednesday struggled at two-year lows after Chinese stocks extended their fall, stoking fears about...