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Reuters - 27/03/2011 - Views: (3197)
The moment my wife and I left our apartment compound in downtown Riyadh, a jeep screeched to a halt in front of us and a bearded man stepped out. "Is this your wife? I want to give you some advice. Don't ...
Rasid - 10/03/2011 - Views: (2378)
Interior Ministry Reiterates Ban on All Protests, Arrests Protesters Saudi Arabia should rescind its categorical ban on peaceful demonstrations and release the more than 20 protesters detained on March 3, 2011, in the eastern town of Qatif, Human Rights Watch said ...
Rasid - 10/03/2011 - Views: (2784)
Saudis have a right to protest peacefully, the United States said on Monday after Saudi Arabia reminded its citizens that demonstrations were banned in the kingdom, the world's largest oil exporter. Inspired by protests in other Arab countries, there have been ...
AFP - 02/03/2011 - Views: (2917)
More than 100 Saudi academics, activists and businessmen have called for major reforms including the establishment of a "constitutional monarchy" in the conservative Gulf kingdom, in a statement posted Sunday on the Internet. "We will submit these requests to King Abdullah ...
Reuters - 02/03/2011 - Views: (2396)
When Saudi King Abdullah arrived home last week, he came bearing gifts: handouts worth $37 billion, apparently intended to placate Saudis of modest means and insulate the world's biggest oil exporter from the wave of protest sweeping the Arab world. But ...
Rasid - 14/02/2011 - Views: (2638)
"Don’t wear anything red or be seen in public carrying red roses or heart-shaped balloons and other items symbolizing Valentine's Day." The warning came from the Riyadh-based overseas Filipino workers' group Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) as it reminded the 1.2 million-plus OFWs ...
Rasid - 13/02/2011 - Views: (2140)
Saudi Arabia is considering plans to bar the media from courts to ensure trials will not be influenced by external factors, a newspaper in the Gulf kingdom reported on Sunday. A panel at Shura, the country’s appointed parliament, is debating a ...
Rasid - 11/02/2011 - Views: (2217)
Estimates of oil reserves in Saudi Arabia are overstated, meaning crude output could peak within the next decade, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables reveal. Washington fears Saudi Arabia overestimated its oil reserves by as much as 40 percent and the kingdom can't ...
Rasid - 11/02/2011 - Views: (1817)
Saudi Arabia has threatened to prop up embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak if the Obama administration tries to force a swift change of regime in Egypt, The Times of London reported Thursday. In a testy personal telephone call on Jan. 29, ...
Rasid - 11/02/2011 - Views: (1988)
- Absolute Al Saud monarchy bans political parties, dissent - Activists inspired by popular revolts in Egypt, Tunisia - New group includes Islamists, liberal reformers Saudi Islamists and opposition activists have launched a political party in a rare challenge to the absolute monarchy, asking King Abdullah ...
Rasid - 06/02/2011 - Views: (3100)
A group of Saudi Facebook activists have started a campaign calling for political and economic reforms, inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt that have been spurred by social networking groups. The Saudi campaign is entitled “People Want Regime Reform.”
Rasid - 06/02/2011 - Views: (2049)
Saudi Arabia's top Islamic scholar condemned anti-government protests in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere as a plot by enemies of Islam to spread instability, Saudi newspapers said on Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians marched peacefully in Cairo on Friday to ...
BBC - 23/11/2010 - Views: (2658)
The government says it will not tolerate anti-Semitic and homophobic lessons being taught to Muslim children in the UK. BBC Panorama found that more than 40 Saudi Students' Schools and Clubs are teaching the official Saudi national curriculum to about 5,000 ...
Telegraph - 03/11/2010 - Views: (2874)
Saudi Arabia's top clerics have challenged the government's policy to expand jobs for women with a fatwa ruling that they should not work as cashiers in supermarketsˇ according to reports. The Council of Senior Scholarsˇ the official fatwa issuing bodyˇ ...
The Guardian - 21/10/2010 - Views: (2927)
A Saudi prince who murdered his servant at the culmination of a campaign of "sadistic" abuse was today jailed for life and lambasted by a judge for telling a "pack of lies" in an attempt to conceal his crimes. Saud Abdulaziz ...
AFP - 04/10/2010 - Views: (2692)
Women in Saudi Arabia are fighting back against tribal traditions that make them hostage to the whims of their fathers and male guardians who alone can decide who their future husbands will be. Faced with a lifetime of being forced to ...
The Economist - 24/09/2010 - Views: (3214)
For minorities, success is best in small doses. Too much may stir bigotry and charges of dual loyalty, or even make some within the minority dangerously impatient for change. Shias on the Arab side of the Persian Gulf have long ...
CNN - 07/09/2010 - Views: (2908)
In Saudi Arabia, women may seldom be seen, but they are starting to be heard -- especially when it comes to the country's guardianship system. Laws in the deeply conservative Kingdom are heavily influenced by religious leaders and they dictate that Saudi women can't study, can't work, can't travel, can't even open a bank account without permission from their guardians -- their closest male relatives.
The Associated Press - 30/08/2010 - Views: (3043)
Two hundred Saudi teachers rallied at the Ministry of Education on Sunday, calling on the government to give them jobs in a rare protest in the conservative Gulf kingdom. The demonstrators, mainly Arabic language teachers, demanded a meeting with Education Minister ...
The Wall Street Journal - 30/08/2010 - Views: (2481)
Human-Rights Groups Charge That Some Detained Suspects Aren't Militants but Members of a Growing Civil-Rights Movement Saudi Arabia's crackdown on alleged Islamic militants has resulted in recent years in thousands of arrests and scores of convictions, drawing praise from Washington ...
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