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Saudi Arabia

Country archive · 395 posts


Latest stories about Saudi Arabia

16 December 2013

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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

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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

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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.

17 November 2013

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PHOTOS: Heavy Rains Hit Saudi Capital

Many commented how a rich country like Saudi Arabia has a poor infrastructure, which cannot handle rain, after the Saudi capital was flooded, following a storm.

13 November 2013

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Ethiopians: #SomeoneTellSaudiArabia to Stop Immigration Crackdown

Saudi Arabia has began enforcing a crackdown on illegal immigrants after the expiry of an amnesty period given to illegal immigrants. Ethiopian immigrants find themselves a target.

4 November 2013

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Saudis Banned from Travelling .. to Mars

Saudi religious scholar Shaikh Ali Al Hekmi told Al Hayat newspaper that travelling to the red planet is off limits for human beings. Netizens laugh on Twitter.

2 November 2013

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VIDEO: Saudi Man Beats Worker for “Talking to his Wife”

A video of a Saudi man beating an expatriate worker has gone viral, sparking outrage against the abuse of workers in the country.

1 November 2013

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Writer for Supporting Women Drivers

Six days ago a Saudi writer was arrested for lending his support to the right of women in his country to drive cars. Now, netizens call for his release.

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