Bader al-Rashid is an al-Araby staff writer.
Russian propaganda outlets are portraying Russian leader Putin as a champion of traditional values and a protector of faiths, says Bader al-Rashid.
Analysis: The historically bitter relations between Manama and Tehran have plumbed new depths after Bahrain arrested a "terrorist cell" it says is backed by Iran.
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Britain has complained of a lack of "mutual respect" between the two countries and warned of "potentially serious repercussions."
Analysis: The new Saudi foreign policy shines the spotlight on the economy, despite the bloody morass of violent turmoil plaguing the region.
Analysis: Moscow and Riyadh's foreign ministers contradict official Saudi policy demanding Assad step down, revealing a potential relaxation of the Saudi position.
Analysis: Saudi Arabia witnessed a spate of deadly attacks this summer, leading to mass arrests. But the kingdom's anti-terrorism strategy has now come under renewed scrutiny.
Blog: Young Saudis appear not to care about Palestine - one of the most popular 'causes' in the Arab world. Bader al-Rashid finds out why.