Only two Bin Laden brothers, Saad and Abdullah, are represented on the new nine-person board
Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud. The country is ruled under an "absolute monarchy," which is a form of monarchy in which one ruler has supreme authority that is unrestricted by any laws.
The country is ruled under the ultraconservative Wahhabi religious movement within Sunni Islam. Saudi Arabia hosts the two holiest places in Islam, the Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina.
It is a sovereign Arab state covering majority of the Arabian Peninsula, with a land mass of approximately 2,150,000 km2. The country has a population of 28.7 million people and the official language spoken is Arabic.
Petroleum was discovered on 3 March, 1938 in Saudi Arabia and has since become the world's largest oil producer and exporter. It is the only Arab country to be part of the G-20 major economies.
The Saudi-led coalition accuses the Houthis of breaching an agreement signed in Stockholm last December, after they failed to withdraw from the port of Hodeidah
Demonstrations against corruption, rising unemployment and reports that the U.S. will support giving the Saudis and Moroccans a say on the Temple Mount are threatening the king’s throne
The Trump administration used an annual human rights report to call out Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over the October killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Democrats and Republicans reintroduced the resolution two weeks ago as a way to send a strong message to Riyadh - and to Trump - about the humanitarian disaster in Yemen
A proposed transfer of U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia has raised concerns in Tehran
Tens of thousands of people have died in a four-year war that pits the Iran-aligned Houthi movement against Yemen's Saudi-backed government
October’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is still tripping up Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ties to the West
Some Western firms pulled back after Khashoggi killing, but several big multinationals are staying committed
Fighting comes days after the Yemeni government, along with Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., accused the Houthi rebels of breaking cease-fire
It was the first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at the UN Human Rights Council since it was set up in 2006
Florida's Marco Rubio and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson slam kingdom's action during confirmation hearing of Trump's pick for ambassador to Saudi Arabia
European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a UN-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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Saudi Arabia's FM added that it was also 'too early' for Syria to be reinstated to the Arab League
Trumps relationship with Saudi Arabia has already been tested by last year’s grisly murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi by Saudi agents inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
The conservative Muslim country has previously restricted visas to resident workers, business travellers, and Muslim pilgrims who are given special visas to travel to holy sites
Women accused of vague national security violations, with some of those detained allegedly subjected to caning, electrocution and sexual assault
Royal decree revoking prominent al-Qaida figure's citizenship only became public after the U.S. government offered cash prize for information leading to his capture
Riyadh meeting was their first face-to-face talks since the crown prince became embroiled in the scandal of the killing of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Critics of Riyadh, including some Republicans as well as Democrats, have blasted a Saudi-led coalition waging an air campaign in Yemen's civil war over high civilian casualties
Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, a daughter of the kingdom’s longtime ambassador to Washington Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, faces a stark challenge in improving ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman got a sycophantic welcome in Islamabad this week, as Saudi Arabia threw Pakistan an economic lifeline. But that aid came at a steep price: Pakistan has now formally joined the Sunni Muslim axis against Iran
King Salman has been welcomed by Egypt's Sissi ahead of the two-day summit, which he attends amid tensions with Europe over killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The cooperation agreement with Pakistan is only the first step in the Saudi ‘expansion to the east.’ The bad news: A U.S. Congress that may end funding for the war in Yemen
Nixon's former VP claimed Zionists were attempting to destroy him because of his effort to inform Americans of 'their control of the media and other influential sectors'
Saudi Arabia has more money than Turkey and Iran, which have managed to make their arms industries a source of major revenue
Foreign minister accuses Washington of ignoring the kingdom's human rights violations, in light of congressional report on U.S.-Saudi cooperation
The congressional report cites whistleblowers within the administration as well as 'chaos, dysfunction and backbiting' in the White House
In December, Saudi-backed government and the Iran-funded Houthis agreed to confidence-building measures. But the deals' implementation has been slow and mired by violence