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Western Governments May Be Holding Secret Talks With Assad - Ex-US Envoy

Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman claims that Bashar Assad’s claim that some Western governments were holding secret talks with him behind America’s back should be viewed with skepticism but could well be true.

Assad: Pressure From Riyadh, Paris Ejects Syrian Ministers From Power

Several Syrian ministers had to step down bowing to the pressure from Saudi Arabia and France, President Bashar Assad revealed.

UK High Court to Start Legal Review of Country's Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The High Court of Justice of England and Wales has allowed to start a legal review of country's arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia outraged by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch’s criticism

Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it was “alarmed and outraged” by a call from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for the kingdom to be suspended from the U.N. Human Rights Council until a Saudi-led military coalition stops killing civilians in Yemen. The two human rights advocacy groups said the Saudis have had “an appalling […]

U.S. Tries to Evade Responsibility for Saudi War It Has Been Backing for 15 Months

With Saudi Arabia under scrutiny for atrocities in Yemen, state department plays down American role. The renewed push from leading humanitarian organizations to suspend Saudi Arabia from the United Nations Human Rights Council has shined...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Has No Place on the U.N. Human Rights Council

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Ten years since it was first created, the UN Human Rights Council is facing a stark moment of truth. The credibility of the world’s top human rights body, which was set up to ensure that it is able to effectively address human rights...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Issue Puts Credibility of UN Human Rights Council in Question

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have called on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia from the Humans Rights Council until Riyadh stops its deadly bombing raids in Yemen, which have caused the deaths of more than 3,000 civilians.

Rights Groups Urge U.N. to Boot Saudi Arabia From Human Rights Council

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

By Nika Knight / Common Dreams “What’s particularly shocking is the deafening silence of the international community, which has time and again ceded to pressure from Saudi Arabia,” said Philippe Bolopion, deputy director for global advocacy at Human Rights Watch.

Saudi Arabia 'alarmed and outraged' by rights groups' criticism

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it was "alarmed and outraged" by a call from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for the kingdom to be suspended from the U.N. Human Rights Council until a Saudi-led military coalition stops killing civilians in Yemen.

Will North America Become the Next Saudi Arabia? A Future Tense Event.

Not long ago Washington policymakers spent a great deal of time bemoaning our ever-increasing dependence on foreign (especially, alas, Middle Eastern) oil. Rarely has such pessimistic groupthink proven so misguided. North America isShow More Summary

Pilgrims Traveling to Mecca Will Soon Have Electronic ID Bracelets

Beginning this year, Saudi Arabia will provide electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims traveling to Mecca. The bracelets, which are designed to promote safety, will include personal details and medical information. Read more...

UK High Court to Look Into British Arms Sales to Saudi Over Yemen Deaths

The British government will face a judicial review after the High Court voted in favor of a legal challenge against the UK's licensing of arms to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia introduces e-bracelets for Hajj safety

After last years stampede that killed hundreds, Riyadh introduces new safety measures to monitor pilgrims' movements.

There's a secret plan to make Saudi Arabia's millennial prince the king by the end of 2016

Saudi Arabia's millennial Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, is plotting to try and take over as the country's new king by the end of 2016, according to a report from news site Middle East Eye (MEE). MEE says, citing two anonymous...Show More Summary

Two Saudi Arabia Citizens Killed by Istanbul Terror Attack

Two citizens of Saudi Arabia were killed by a terror attack in the Istanbul airport on Tuesday.

Rights Groups Call for Saudi Arabia Suspension From U.N. Human Rights Council

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International on Wednesday called for the removal of Saudi Arabia from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), due to “gross and systematic violations of human rights” at home and in its ongoing conduct in the war in Yemen. Speaking from the U.N. Show More Summary

Iran's Struggles on Four Fronts—And Soon, Maybe a Fifth

J. Matthew McInnis Security, Iran Iran's efforts have been meeting mixed results in hot wars in Syria and Iraq and cold wars with Saudi Arabia and Israel. Nearly twelve months after Iran’s diplomatic victory with the JCPOA, Tehran is still embroiled in four different major regional conflicts, and a fifth may soon break out. Show More Summary

No, Saudi Arabia Isn't Paying Hillary Clinton To Kill Gays

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume "Oh, brother." Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Okay, so I posted this video on Monday about how Donald Trump has a pretty lousy record when it comes to LGBTs. And inevitably, the comment section developed some cesspools...Show More Summary

12 Saudi Arabian Artists Explore the Kingdom’s Future

'Parallel Kingdom: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia' provides a glimpse into the concerns of a nation.

Tony Skrzypchak

Every few weeks, someone will send us this guy, Tony Skrzypchak. The boy’s uniform is so screwed up, that folks think he’s a phony. According to his records, no, he’s not. It looks like he was sent to Saudi Arabia and Central Command for Desert Storm from the 25th Division in Hawaii, as a replacement, […]

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