Joe Biden has been unable to get Arab nations to pump more oil or make progress on a security deal that could include Israel.
- Steve Holland, Aziz El Yaakoubi, Jarrett Renshaw and Maha El Dahan
The US president would not commit to asking the Crown Prince about the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
- Nick Allen and Abbie Cheeseman
Oil executives and market analysts say both parts of the plan are fraught with difficulty and could backfire by goading Russia into cutting its energy exports.
- Derek Brower and David Sheppard
Heavy rain and strong winds were frustrating search and rescues efforts late on Wednesday after a massive earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan.
- Haq Nawaz Khan, Adela Suliman, Karina Tsui and Shaiq Hussain
The world’s richest person covered everything from the state of his deal to buy Twitter to the direction of the American economy and planned job cuts at Tesla.
- Reed Stevenson
The Israeli election will put former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu back at the centre of political power.
- Josef Federman
The kingdom has resisted calls from the White House to ramp up production despite oil prices trading near $US120 a barrel, the highest level in a decade.
- David Sheppard, Samer Al-Atrush and Derek Brower
Should Benjamin Netanyahu return as prime minister, analysts say Israel would get a government alliance that would be among its most right-wing in history.
- Patrick Kingsley