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Stories about Saudi Arabia

9 February 2014

Campaign to Demand Saudi Nationality Gender Equality

A campaign aimed at enabling the children of Saudi women to be granted the Saudi nationality is currently underway, writes Osama Khalid

4 February 2014

Saudi King Outlaws Religious Groups

The Saudi monarch outlawed Saudis from fighting in other countries and belonging to religious and extremist groups. Netizens react to the new royal decree.

27 January 2014

Congrats Tunisia on the New Constitution!

Bloggers from across the region paid tribute to Tunisia for adopting a new constitution, three years after the ousting of dictator Zeine el Abidin Ben Ali.

19 January 2014

Saudi Arabia Jails Palestinian Poet for ‘Atheism and Long Hair’

Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh is in a Saudi prison, allegedly for spreading atheism - and having long hair. Mona Kareem reports

9 January 2014

How Should Middle Eastern Women Dress in Public?

This question, posed by a University of Michigan study, is drawing laughs – and criticism online.

16 December 2013

Saudi Arabia Passes Criticized “Anti-Terrorism Law”

Calling for political reform in Saudi Arabia is now considered terrorism, according to a new law which came into effect today.

15 December 2013

Saudi Political Dissident to Be Flogged, Judge Rules

Saudi human rights activist Umar al-Saed has been sentenced to four years in prison and 300 lashes for his peaceful activism, in a secret trial.

8 December 2013

Infinite Detention Legalized in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia just approved a law which allows judges to detain people indefinitely in a country where activists claim up to 30,000 people are held without trial.

30 November 2013

Campaign to Nominate Saudi Activist For Nobel Peace Prize

Saudis are taking to their keyboards to drum up support to nominate imprisoned Saudi human rights defender Dr Abdullah al-Hamid for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

21 November 2013

Saudi Prisoner Interview Raises Controversy Over Arbitrary Detainment

A controversy over the issue of arbitrary detainment rose after the popular Saudi TV show MBC 8 PM ran an interview with Waleed al-Sunani. Find out why.

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