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Saudis Warm to Muslim Brotherhood, Seeking Sunni Unity on Yemen

Shiite nemesis Iran seen as greater threat to kingdom<p>Ever since the Arab Spring began four years ago, Saudi Arabia waged a two-front campaign against its Shiite nemesis Iran, and against the Sunni Islamists—led by the Muslim Brotherhood—whose rise across the region had challenged the kingdom’s …

Muslim Brotherhood

What blogger Raif Badawi's new book reveals about Saudi Arabia | DW | 01.04.2015

Raif Badawi's articles, translated into German and compiled in the book "1000 Peitscheinhiebe" ("1,000 lashes"), are filled with irony. Yet one can …

Saudi Arabia

What are the Saudis Afraid Of? - Madawi Al-Rasheed (2/5)

Women Driving in Saudi Arabia

Women's rights in Saudi Arabia: Driving change

How women are breaking Saudi Arabia's driving ban

Saudi ambassador returns to Sweden - Radio Sweden

Wallström said that diplomatic ties between Sweden and Saudi Arabia may now be resumed.<p>“We can immediately normalise our relations and we can also …

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Posted in: Uncategorized. Tagged: Female, Islam, islamic, Jihad, Koran, Muhammad, muslim, Obama, Qur'an, Saudi Arabia, Sharia Law, terrorism, Women, Women Driving. 8 Comments

Lol. This is one enlightened guy right here…<p>Even the female anchor laughs in his face at his ignorance and stupidity.<p>During a TV show, Saudi …

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'All this cruel suffering happened because I expressed my opinion': Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for 'insulting Islam' says it was a 'miracle' he survived the first round of 50 beatings in prison

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has spoken for the first time since being jailed and sentenced to 1,000 lashes to say it was 'miraculous' that he had …

Human Rights

The Guardian view on Margot Wallström: a splendidly undiplomatic diplomat | Editorial

Saudi Arabia,Middle East and North Africa,Sweden,Europe,World news,Foreign policy,Politics<p>Sweden’s foreign minister has spoken inconvenient truths concerning Saudi Arabia. And it is Riyadh, as much as Stockholm, that is left picking up the pieces. Other Europeans should learn from that<p>The speeches …

Sweden’s feminist foreign minister hammered for confronting Saudi Arabia

From the SpectatorIf the cries of ‘<i>Je suis Charlie</i>’ were sincere, the western world would be convulsed with worry and anger about the Wallström …

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The greater reality for Iran and Saudi Arabia | Middle East

The Iranian nuclear deal is all but signed, and it may be time to look at its implications. Indeed, it may well be past time, given that Saudi Arabia and allies have already played the Yemen card in the lead up to a deal.<p>The geopolitics of the Middle East are being re-written before our very eyes, …

'Yes, this book should be published': Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi's writings go West | DW | 30.03.2015

<i>DW: You have just returned from Canada, where you visited Badawi's wife, Ensaf Haidar, who is in exile. Did you find out how Badawi himself is doing?</i> …

Saudi responses to the King’s decisions

A clear sense of relief prevailed across various currents within Saudi society following the new decisions made by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz …

Will the new Saudi era save it from the late king’s mistakes?

It is nothing new for Saudi Arabia to face a crisis with its Arab and regional neighbours. It faced a crisis with Gamal Abdel Nasser’s regime and …

The slaying of the Saudi spider

The palace coup is complete. In a far-reaching decree on Thursday night, the new Saudi king Salman unraveled the legacy of his half-brother Abdullah …

Middle East

Al-Arab TV broadcast suspended within 24 hours of launch

The new Bahrain-based Al-Arab satellite news channel – which is funded by Saudi business mogul Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal – has suspended its …

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah dies aged 90

After nearly ten years on the Saudi Arabian throne, King Abdullah has died aged 90 after being admitted to hospital with a lung infection.<p>Abdullah …

There is a new Saudi Arabian king, but the world already wants to know who will succeed him

Succession to the throne was smooth in Saudi Arabia, still the most important oil-producing country on the planet. But beyond that, the ascent of crown prince Salman after the death of king Abdullah does not inspire confidence.<p>One reason is talk that Salman, who is 79 years old, suffers from …

What it's like to drive Saudi Arabian princesses around

The late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has left behind a big legacy and an even bigger family. There are reportedly 7,000 princes and princesses alone not to mention tens of thousands of royals.<p>Jayne Amelia Larson, an actress who was a chauffeur on the side, got an inside look of the life of a Saudi …

Iranian commentators warn of the 'vultures of Riyadh'

Rouhani’s government expresses good will, but the Tehran media ring alarm bells over the Saudi succession<p>The succession in Saudi Arabia has sent strong ripples round the Tehran media. Conservative and reformist commentators alike have suggested the assumption of the throne by Salman, after the …

Saudi Oil and U.S. Hypocrisy | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Few events expose the utter hypocrisy of U.S. politicians’ grand words about democracy so starkly as their praise for the recently deceased King</i> …

Isis 'attack Saudi border post and infiltrate town' via Iraq

Islamic State (Isis) supporters on social media are hailing dozens of IS militants who have allegedly infiltrated a Saudi Arabian border town via …

Dissent and the Gulf

The list of names could read as a rogues gallery, or the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) equivalent of the FBI’s most wanted. But these are not …

Human Rights

American Shot And Injured In Saudi Arabia When His Car Came Under Fire

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia’s …

Explainer: what is Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia?

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has stirred debate about the future direction of the world’s richest Arab state. That direction will be …

A Disconnect in Honoring Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah

The Pentagon must not be reading the State Department’s reports about Saudi Arabia.<p>The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this week announced a research and essay competition, to be run through National Defense University, to honor Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, who died last week at about age …

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