Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family’s reign.
Haifaa al-Mansour sees parallels between her own experience in a conservative society and the life of the 19th-century author of “Frankenstein.”
The unique, life-size relief sculptures of humped creatures and other beasts of burden are about 2,000 years old, but little is known about their origins.
The team’s seven players are demanding financial compensation after being unable to obtain the visas they needed to attend the competitions.
The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to transform Saudi society and to move toward a more tolerant form of Islam.
The prince bought the “Salvator Mundi,” a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.
Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, a little known Saudi prince, paid a record $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.” Here are a few other buyers with deep pockets.
Fueled by insatiable demand in the gulf states, the Italian marble trade is booming. A look at how the stone is wrenched from the earth.
In his book, the photographer Ahmed Mater documented Mecca in all its splendor — and squalor — hoping to help steer it away from the rampant commercialism of recent years.