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.
Several Syrian ministers had to step down bowing to the pressure from Saudi Arabia and France, President Bashar Assad revealed.
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 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 […]
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
After last years stampede that killed hundreds, Riyadh introduces new safety measures to monitor pilgrims' movements.
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 citizens of Saudi Arabia were killed by a terror attack in the Istanbul airport on Tuesday.
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
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
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
'Parallel Kingdom: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia' provides a glimpse into the concerns of a nation.
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, […]