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By Simon Clark Updated Nov. 1, 2016 10:35 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS A Saudi Arabian sovereign-wealth fund being prepared to take ownership of state-owned oil giant Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is less transparent than a fund belonging to ...
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JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — When Souad al-Shammary posted a series of tweets about the thick beards worn by Saudi clerics, she never imagined she would land in jail. She put up images of several men with beards: ...
A damaged building in Sana’a, Yemen, which has been the subject of a Saudi bombing campaign. Photograph: Reuters
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The Ministry of Defence has been accused of “seriously misleading” a cabinet minister in a desperate effort to get export licences for British-made missiles for use by Saudi Arabia in its controversial bombing campaign in Yemen. The former ...
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MPs say appointment of ambassador to Arab state to lead review into Islamist organisation compromised its impartiality  David Cameron meets Mohamed Morsi, former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian president, in 2012. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA   The ...
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A couple of months ago, I was sitting in a café in Bangkok when a British gentleman sitting next to me asked to borrow my lighter. From my accent, he could tell I was an American, and as ...
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Electric shocks, beatings on the soles of the feet, stress positions during incommunicado detention: those who allow this type of torture can and must be held criminally liable – even abroad. On 9 September 2015 Bahrain-born British citizen ...
An air strike is carried out on an army weapons depot in Sana'a CREDIT: KHALED ABDULLAH/REUTERS
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Backbench MPs have called for an independent international inquiry into breaches of humanitarian law committed by all sides in the war in Yemen, in a snub to the government and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. The cross-party international development ...
Indian women shout slogans during a protest over claims a Saudi official raped his two maids, near the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, on 10 September, 2015 (file image) MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images
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Her family claimed she had previously complained of being mentally and physically harassed A 25-year-old Indian woman has allegedly been tortured to death by her employers in Saudi Arabia. Asima Khatoon, who went to the Gulf state to work ...
A Bahraini man runs for cover from teargas fired by security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the government in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on January 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
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Cherif Bassiouni says state news agency story in which he was reported as saying that recommendations had been implemented was inaccurate A high profile Egyptian-American law professor who carried out an independent review of Bahrain’s response to the ...
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Press TV has conducted an interview with Colin Cavell, author and lecturer from West Virginia, about crackdown and incarceration of opponents and even children protesters in Bahrain. The following is a rough transcription of the interview. Press TV: ...
Many Saudis have taken to Twitter to discuss lifting the ban on girls playing sports in schools
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Girls at private schools have been allowed to take part in classes since 2013 – but only if they abide by a ‘decent dress code’ that complies with the rules of sharia Girls in Saudi Arabia are demanding they be ...
The international development committee called the UK government’s assessment of Saudi airstrikes ‘deeply disappointing’. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters
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Foreign secretary’s conclusion that Saudi Arabia has not breached humanitarian law in Yemen adds to ‘anything goes’ attitude, says committee The British government’s claim that Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemenhas not breached international humanitarian law is “deeply ...