Saudi Arabia

Yemen: locals hold key to permanent solution

A lookback analysis: Dialogue and divisions in Yemen – 2012   SANA’A, 6 November 2012 (IRIN) – Nearly a year after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered deal set Yemen on a theoretical path towards political transition, the country remains deeply…

First female lawyer’s office opens in Saudi Arabia

Bayan Alzahran has opened the first female lawyer’s office in Saudi Arabia, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Thursday, two months after she and three other women were granted licenses to practice the profession in the kingdom. “Our activity is…

Patrick Cockburn: U.S. Turns Blind Eye as Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict

AMY GOODMAN and NERMEEN SHAIKH for Democracy Now! To discuss the role of foreign powers fueling the ongoing conflict in Syria, we are joined by Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent. “It is clearly a proxy war. This…

Saudi women day of protest against driving ban

About 60 women across Saudi Arabia drove cars on Oct 26 in defiance of a driving ban in an attempt to change their status. The campaign’s message is that driving should be a woman’s choice. The struggle is rooted in…

Fresh anti-regime rally held in Saudi Arabia

People have held fresh demonstration against the Al Saud regime in Saudi Arabia, demanding the immediate release of political prisoners. The demonstrators took to the streets in the city of Qatif in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province on Saturday. The…

1 4 5 6