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Loujain al-Hathloul Released After Over 1000 Days in Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul Released After Over 1000 Days in Prison — CODEPINK Statement On Wednesday, February 10th, women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison in Saudi Arabia after over 1000 days in prison. Loujain has been a fearless women’s…

Activists block trucks at company transporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, demand Canada stop fuelling war in Yemen

Members and allies of anti-war organizations World BEYOND War and Labour Against the Arms Trade blocked trucks at Paddock Transport International, a Hamilton-area transportation company involved in shipping Canadian-made, light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The activists were calling on…

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021

Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo,…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets of the week: Trump’s actions fuel riot at the US Capitol; white supremacy and anti-Semitism converge in Washington DC; the Ethiopian government should let the United Nations investigate grave abuses which numerous witnesses say those…

Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to reverse Trump’s deals with the Middle East

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has called America’s allies in the Gulf “dictators” and said that agreements between regional states and Israel are not “peace deals”. Omar made her comments in an article in The Nation. Calling on President-elect Joe Biden…

What is the G20, and what is different at this year’s Riyadh summit?

Marco Ferrari, Al Arabiya English This year’s G20 summit will be an event quite unlike any in the organization’s history. Hosted by Saudi Arabia, the Leaders’ Summit will bring leaders from 19 of the most powerful countries and the European…

Saudi to pay millions for Sudan to accelerate normalisation with Israel

Sources in Sudan and Egypt have revealed that Saudi Arabia is to pay $335 million to the US in order to accelerate normalisation of ties between the government in Khartoum and Israel, Safa news agency reported on Wednesday. According to…

U.S. Troops Back in Saudi Arabia: What Could Go Wrong?

By David Swanson The First Gulf War back in 1990 was a big huge success. One of the things it accomplished was a major U.S. troop presence in Saudi Arabia. Muslims around the world were outraged. Bombs were repeatedly set…

UK Court of Appeal finds Government broke law over Saudi Arabia arms sales

Campaigners have welcomed a Court of Appeal decision to overturn a 2017 High Court judgment which allowed the UK government to continue licensing the export of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The appeal hearing took place in April…

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so. Rolf Muetzenich,…

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