King Abdullah’s successful back operation and the fuel truck explosion that killed 23 people are among some of the most important Saudi news of 2012.
A YouTube video of a Saudi woman defying orders by the notorious religious police to leave a mall because she is wearing nail polish attracted more than a million hits in just five days.
The Saudi Ministry of Labour drafted a new law which could suspend the sponsorship system.
In a statement, the Interior Ministry warned non-Muslims to ‘show consideration for feelings of Muslims’ and ‘preserve the sacred Islamic rituals’ during Ramadan.
Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sacked an adviser who was an outspoken critic of the sexes mingling outside the home, something banned in the conservative kingdom.
An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father for refusing to buy him a PlayStation.
Pakistan deported the family of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia in April; nearly a year after U.S. Special Forces killed the world's most wanted man in a north-western Pakistani town.
Two Indian workers promised construction work in Saudi Arabia but sold as slaves to a camel farm owner languished without food in the desert there.
The Justice Ministry announced that it was to establish the age of consent for Saudi women to marry.
Princess Basma Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz, niece of Saudi king Abdullah, revealed the many changes she would like to see in her kingdom to BBC Arabic.
Forbes Middle East has revealed the Arab billionaires' ranking, composed of 36 distinctive billionaires from across the Arab world with a combined total net worth of $121.3 billion, improving on last year's figure of $117.6 billion.
At least 25 people were killed by an electric shock in a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia.
At least 23 people were killed when a fuel truck crashed into a flyover in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday, triggering an explosion that brought down an industrial building and set fire to nearby vehicles.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah undergone successful back surgery at a hospital in the capital, Riyadh, to tighten a loose ligament.