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Pilgrims circle the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca. Photograph: Getty Images

The war of words between regional religious and political rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia has heated up as more than two million Muslims assembled in the(...)

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Millions of pilgrims have arrived to Mecca ahead of the annual pilgrimage which begins on Saturday. Photograph: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

“I’m dying. I’m dying. I need water.” Rashid Siddiqui kept hearing those words from his fellow Muslim pilgrims lying mangled on the ground in 118-deg(...)

Yemeni explosives experts from the police department examine  an unexploded rocket fired  during  an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in Tahrir Square, in the centre of the capital Sanaa, on Thursday. Photograph:  Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the 18-month Yemen war, nearly doubling the figure previously given by the UN, although actual fatalities c(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Sarah al-Attar (right) competing at the Olympic Games in London. She is one of four female athletes Saudi Arabia is sending to the games in Rio this month. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has appointed a prominent princess to head a new department for women under the kingdom’s General Authority for Sports in a mov(...)

Ten people appeared in court on Monday over the Saudi embassy attack in Tehran, Iran, this year in January. Photograph: Mehdi Ghasemi/Reuters

More than 10 people accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January appeared in a Tehran court on Monday, Iranian news agencies repor(...)

Saudi women attend the American Express World Luxury Expo in Riyadh on  March 30th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

For most of his adult life, Ahmed Qassim al-Ghamdi worked among the bearded enforcers of Saudi Arabia. He was a dedicated employee of the Commission f(...)

A ship  passes through the Straits of Tiran into the Aqaba Gulf at the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh: the uninhabited islands of Tiran and Sanafir lie along narrow shipping lanes leading north to the port cities of Eilat and Aqaba in Israel and Jordan, respectively. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

An Egyptian court has rejected as “unconstitutional” a border agreement that would have transferred two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The ruling (...)

Young mourners, many J1 students, attend a candlelight vigil in Berkeley the night after the Irish students were killed when a balcony in an apartment collapsed during a party. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/AP Photo

He is an Irish guy, originally from Longford. A year on, he is still unnamed. He runs a small landscaping business up in Vallejo in the northern part (...)

CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects a section of a classified US congressional report into the September 11th, 2001 attacks - which saw planes hit the World Trade Centre in New York, the Pentagon and another crash in Pennsylvania - to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility. Photograph: Sean Adair/Files/Reuters.

CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects a section of a classified US congressional report into the September 11th, 2001 attacks to be publish(...)

 A Yemeni vendor waits for customers at a market in the old city of Sana’a. Photograph: EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

United Nations director of humanitarian operations John Ging has warned Yemen is on the “verge of famine” due to a “shocking fall-off” in funding. (...)

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