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AFP - 13/08/2010 - Views: (2372)
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a decree stating that only senior clerics are permitted to issue fatwas, or Islamic religious edicts, the official SPA news agency said. It cited the text of the decree ...
Associated Press - 24/07/2010 - Views: (2433)
A popular Saudi cleric said Saturday it is permissible for Muslim women to reveal their faces in countries where the Islamic veil is banned to avoid harassment, while deploring the effort to outlaw the garment in France. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace ...
Rasid - 02/07/2010 - Views: (2466)
Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia to free a rights activist it says was arrested for criticising attacks by Sunni clerics on Shiite Muslims. Police told activist Mikhlif bin Dahham al-Shammari, a Sunni, that he was being detained because ...
Rasid - 02/07/2010 - Views: (2791)
• Saudi's ultra-conservatives hold on to old views as Islamic progressives push for modern fatwas Clerics have opened up a pitched battle in Saudi Arabia over who can issue fatwas, or religious edicts, as hardline and progressive religious scholars, judges and ...
Financial Times - 29/06/2010 - Views: (2607)
Aziza Abdullah had always regarded Saudi Arabia's Shia minority with suspicion and curiosity. Like many Saudis, she considered the Shia, primarily present in the oil-rich Eastern province, as potential traitors, loyal to their brethren in Iran and busy plotting against Sunni ...
Rasid - 04/05/2010 - Views: (5227)
The photo may not look remarkable - a Saudi royal posing with roughly 40 women covered in conservative Muslim dress. But the photograph of King Abdullah is being hailed as a landmark for Saudi women and their long struggle for ...
The Washington Post - 29/04/2010 - Views: (2617)
Saudi Arabia and China are among 13 countries a U.S. government panel named on Thursday as serious violators of religious freedom. The panel's report also criticized the current and former administrations in Washington for doing far too little to make ...
Rasid - 26/03/2010 - Views: (2371)
On the eve of the one year anniversary of naming his son as governor of Najran province, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia should immediately order the release of Hadi Al-Mutif, one of the longest serving religious prisoners in the world, ...
Rasid - 24/03/2010 - Views: (2437)
Human Rights Watch called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to free Shiite activist Munir Jassas, saying that no charges had been pressed five months after his detention by domestic intelligence agents.   Jassas was arrested on November 7 last year after posting ...
Rasid - 22/03/2010 - Views: (3230)
Reform in Saudi Arabia is a difficult concept: is it an inherently contradictory notion, or do government initiatives really add up to a major policy shift? Whatever the answer to this conundrum, a series of recent developments in the kingdom ...
Reuters - 12/03/2010 - Views: (2374)
Human Rights Watch urged Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to drop charges against a Saudi man who used the Internet and other media to complain about red tape as he tried to get state funding for his brother's medical treatment. Nasir al-Subai ...
Rasid - 24/02/2010 - Views: (2222)
Brig. Mohsen Al-Radadi, spokesman for Madinah police, denied reports that an identified assailant had attacked the imam of the Prophet’s Mosque during Fajr prayers on Friday. He, however, confirmed that security officers inside the mosque arrested a person carrying two knives ...
Rasid - 24/02/2010 - Views: (2350)
A prominent Saudi cleric issued a decree (Fatwa) that calls for the execution of those who oppose the separation between males and females, unless they abandon their thoughts. In his Fatwa, Shaikh Abdulrahman Al-Barrak said " Common places between males and ...
Rasid - 01/02/2010 - Views: (4986)
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued its January 2010 report highlighting human rights status in many countries around the world. The report described human rights conditions in Saudi Arabia as poor. In February 2009 King Abdullah replaced conservatives in the religious ...
Rasid - 30/01/2010 - Views: (6309)
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Saudi mother of three to 300 lashes for visiting government departments without a male guardian escort and for filing a complaint to the Saudi King against government officials for corruption and misuse of ...
Rasid - 03/01/2010 - Views: (2351)
The institution of male guardianship in Saudi Arabia is the only measure that grants a Saudi woman the status of an existent, that gives her permission to exercise the right to life, that allows her to enjoy the pleasures of ...
Rasid - 19/12/2009 - Views: (2244)
In a ground-breaking move, a delegation of nine prominent Saudi women arrived in Paris in December bearing the bold message that the status of women was changing in their highly conservative country. The presence in France of these well-educated, highly articulate ...
Rasid - 19/12/2009 - Views: (2402)
A recent report by a German independent institute profiled Saudi Arabia transformational aspects from several angles. The report covers history and characteristics of transformation, democracy, political participation, rule of law and, of course, economy. Salient features of the report are ...
Rasid - 08/12/2009 - Views: (2936)
A 46-year-old Binghamton University graduate student has been charged with killing his professor. Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani was charged early Saturday morning with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of BU anthropology professor emeritus Richard T. Antoun, according to police. Antoun knew Al-Zahrani, a ...
BBC NEWS - 02/12/2009 - Views: (2183)
Saudi Arabia has ordered an inquiry into flash floods last week that killed more than 100 people, according to the state news agency. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said that the family of each of the victims would receive 1m riyals ...
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