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Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries

Venezuela will meet with OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and major non-OPEC oil producers Russia and Mexico to discuss 'coordination' in the oil market, foreign minister says - @Reuters

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Iran nuclear program talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry to meet Saudi foreign minister to update him on Iran nuclear program talks, US official says - @Reuters

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Guantanamo, Guantanamo, CU

Guantanamo Bay detainee Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani to be released to Saudi Arabia - US Department of Defense statement

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama, hosting Saudi minister, thanked the Kingdom for 'upholding regional peace,' cooperation on Islamic State fight - @mawilner

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Qatar

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agree to return ambassadors to Qatar after dispute over support for Islamist groups, joint statement says - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: Man said to be Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi urges supporters to attack Saudi Arabia's rulers, Shi'ites there in newly-released tape - @Reuters

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petroleum

Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi dismisses talk of a 'price war' for oil - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia ban on women driving

Saudi Arabian advisory council recommends the government lift ban on female drivers, a member says; local media quote another official denying report - @AP

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petroleum

Saudi Aramco says operations unaffected by pipeline leak - @AFP

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Saudi Arabia

Editor's note: This YouTube video, which has been widely circulated today, purports to show the scene of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia. According to Reuters, which is citing an "industry source," the pipeline carried diesel. The fire has since been extinguished, according to security sources. - Aaron

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petroleum

Fire during repairs at oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia is under control and was 'not the work of terrorists,' security source says - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

US Brent crude oil prices jump on unconfirmed reports of oil pipeline blast in Saudi Arabia - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

Editor's note: There are unconfirmed reports that a pipeline in Saudi Arabia owned by the national oil and gas company has exploded. We are monitoring the situation and its impact on energy markets. - Tricia

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Saudi Arabia

Crude oil at 4-year low after Saudi Arabia price cut - @WSJLive

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US Arab allies Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are reportedly discussing the creation of a military pact against Islamic militants, with the possibility of a joint force to intervene around the Middle East - @AP

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, 2012-2014

Saudi Arabia finds 6 new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases as outbreak grows - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi court sentences 3 lawyers to up to 8 years in jail for criticizing Ministry of Justice on Twitter - @WSJ

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al-Qaida

Saudi court sentences 13 people to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting to attack US forces - @AFP

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's biggest bank, National Commercial Bank, pledges to convert itself into a full-fledged Islamic bank within about 5 years - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

'Limited fire,' now contained, broke out on subsidiary oil pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia after assailants fired shots at patrol - @Reuters

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