JERUSALEM—Saudi Arabia has let Israel know that it is prepared to allow Israeli warplanes to fly over Saudi territory to bomb nuclear installations in Iran if that should prove necessary, Israel’s Channel Two has reported.
A Saudi cleric is garnering headlines for declaring that the sun revolves around the Earth, a clear rejection of all scientific evidence.
The U.S. Department of State has committed $150,000 to provide American music, dance, and poetry performances to the citizens of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s efforts to “drown” American energy producers make the oil-rich theocracy a crucial ally of the environmentalist movement, according to a leading green group.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The wife of a Saudi rights activist, sentenced last year to 1,000 lashes for criticizing the Kingdom’s clerics in his blog, said on Thursday her husband’s health had worsened after the first round of flogging and that he could not survive the full punishment.
A group of Jewish-American and Muslim leaders are petitioning the Saudi government to allow them to take 100 lashes each in place of an imprisoned Saudi blogger recently sentenced to a flogging for criticizing his country’s leadership.
President Barack Obama’s visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is costing taxpayers $267,787 in hotel and SUV rentals, according to contracts issued by the State Department.
King Salman, Saudi Arabia’s newly crowned monarch, has a controversial history of helping to fund radical terror groups and has maintained ties with several anti-Semitic Muslim clerics known for advocating radical positions, according to reports and regional experts.
“We have snow for fleeting days, maybe even hours, and there is always someone who wants to rob us of the joy and the fun,” he posted. “It seems that the only thing left for us is to sit down and drink coffee,” he said.