Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed ties with Qatar since June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.
Six foreign pilgrims were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said.
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef pledges allegiance to 31-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after King Salman calls for a public pledging of allegiance to the new heir to the Saudi throne.
On his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, the US president promised $110 billion in arms for the kingdom but his budget makes deep cuts to development aid in the region
Murder victim's uncle says that execution of Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, a member of Saudi Arabia's ruling royal family, reflects the kingdom's "fair justice system."
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