Despite the crackdown at home, Saudi Arabia is angling to present itself as a supporter of free expression abroad.
Although IS is certainly an Islamic movement, it is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in Wahhabism, a form of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia that developed only in the 18th century.
Organisations like the UN are suffering from a crisis of legitimacy.
Haifa al-Mansour, the first woman ever to direct a feature film in Saudi Arabia, talks to Steve Yates about how her film <em>Wadjda</em> came together.
Film is helping to demystify Saudi Arabia.
Cameron's speech on Islam and democracy contains some glaring omissions.
Our second-best friend in the Middle East continues to violently resist the Arab spring.
The UK downplays their human rights abuses -- as always, when the countries in question are strategi
The kingdom's zero-tolerance attitude to psychics contrasts with our own more laissez-faire approach