Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh in  October 2018. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia will host three summits of Gulf, Arab and Islamic leaders in Mecca on Thursday and Friday to discuss an attack on four oil tankers off th(...)

A soldier stands guard outside a mosque ahead of the Friday noon prayer in Colombo  following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed to be linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suici(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Since January, 104 people have been executed, compared to 148 during the whole of 2018, and detentions have multiplied. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace

Saudi Arabia’s execution on Tuesday of 37 men, the majority of them Shias sentenced to death for terrorism, could exacerbate tensions within the kingd(...)

A victim is rushed to a hospital after explosions hit churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Derana TV/Reuters.

The death toll from multiple Easter Day bomb blasts at Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels has risen to 207, with 450 others injured, a police spoke(...)

 South Africa coach Allister Coetzee. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Allister Coetzee’s respect for the qualities of an Irish side he yesterday described as “outstanding” appears genuine, and perhaps more real than some(...)

Shia Muslim Iraqis hold a banner bearing a portrait of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration in Basra. Photograph: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Since Saturday’s execution of four Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia, hundreds or thousands of the minority sect have marched nightly in protest, and their(...)

 Saudi women leave a polling station after casting their votes in the  municipal elections, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the conservative Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female par(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and interior minister Mohammed bin Nayef Al Saud (left) said terrorist incidents would not destabilise the kingdom. Photograph: Saudi Press Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State (IS) and foiled attacks in Riyadh and the Eastern Province, where the maj(...)

There are fears that jihadist groups such as Islamic Stat now operating in Syria or Iraq will radicalise Saudis to mount a new wave of strikes inside the kingdom

Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shia Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from a(...)

Shia activist Jafar al-Shayeb warned the death sentence of the revered 54-year-old cleric will spark anger and renewed protests by the kingdom’s minority Shias. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

A prominent Shia cleric has been sentenced to death by a court in Saudi Arabia, his brother has revealed.Sheik Nimr al-Nimr’s brother, Mohammed al-Nim(...)

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