King Salman

Saudi Arabia

Trump parrots royal family’s smears of Khashoggi to justify U.S.’s relationship with Saudi Arabia

“Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”
Rex Santus
Jamal Khashoggi

Trump tries to defend the Saudis — by comparing them to Brett Kavanaugh

“Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent.”
David Gilbert
Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudis want out of the Khashoggi crisis — so they might just admit they killed him

Reports suggest Riyadh is about to change its story and admit culpability.
David Gilbert
Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities are rounding up activists who campaigned for women drivers

A headline in the daily al-Jazirah newspaper branded them “traitors.”
Tim Hume
VICE Specials

The Saudi Arabian Festival Where Camels Race for Millions in Cash

The King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is the largest of its kind, drawing titans of business and politics from across the Middle East each year.
VICE Staff
middle east

Saudi Arabia’s great new “reformer” is also behind Yemen catastrophe

Tim Hume
middle east

The Saudi King Just Fired the Guy Who's Been in Charge of the Country's Oil for 20 Years

Faced with plummeting oil prices, King Salman wants to revamp Saudi Arabia's economy and consider a future that relies less on petroleum sales.
VICE News and Reuters
middle east

Egypt Has Gifted Two Islands to Saudi Arabia — and Many Egyptians Are Not Happy

Cairo said it would cede two disputed Islands to Saudi Arabia during a visit from the oil-rich Gulf state's King Salman that led to the announcement of aid and investment projects.
middle east

Saudi Arabia Hit a 'Grim New Milestone' for Beheadings in 2015

Saudi Arabia reportedly carried out 158 executions in 2015, more than twice as many as the previous year and the most in the country since 1995.
middle east

Low Oil Prices and the War in Yemen Have Left a Huge Hole in Saudi Arabia's Budget

Facing a record budget shortfall of $87 billion in 2016, Saudi Arabia announced plans on Monday to cut fuel subsidies for its citizens.
Samuel Oakford
middle east

Saudi Arabia's Most Famous Blogger Is Now On a Hunger Strike in Prison

Raif Badawi — the Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam” — began a hunger strike after being transferred to an isolated detention facility.
Samuel Oakford

Saudi Arabia Walks a Fine Line in Giving More Rights to Women

As Saudi women prepare to vote and run for office for the first time, many believe that it is critical for the ruling family to avoid liberalizing society in a way that could drive more conservative-minded Saudis to extremism.
Colleen Curry