Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Theresa May is greeted by the Governor of Riyadh Province, Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, on a visit to Saudi Arabia last November. Andrew Smith believes the new Saudi Crown Prince should not be welcomed by the Prime Minister in London

Why Theresa May must cancel the Saudi Prince's visit

'Why Theresa May must cancel the Saudi Prince's visit'

If Theresa May allows Mohammad bin Salman to visit, it will tell the people being tortured and abused by the Saudi regime that their human rights don't matter

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Women-only motor show begins in Saudi Arabia

Women-only motorshow begins in Saudi Arabia

Women-only motorshow begins in Saudi Arabia

A ban on female drivers was lifted just a few months ago

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

American 'Isis fighter' captured by Syrian forces poses legal issue due to dual citizenship

American 'Isis fighter' captured by Syrian forces poses legal issue due to dual citizenship

Captured American 'Isis fighter' poses legal issue due to dual citizenship

The man, known only as 'John Doe', was captured by Syrian forces while he reportedly fought for Islamic State

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Theresa May doesn't set target for increasing female Cabinet ministers

Theresa May refuses to set gender diversity timetable for Cabinet

Theresa May refuses to set gender diversity timetable for Cabinet

The Prime Minister didn't commit to a timetable on her visit to the Middle East

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

'Abysmal presentation' - Damian Green criticised over sexual harassment and arms sales in PMQs

'Abysmal presentation' - Damian Green criticised over sexual harassment and arms sales in PMQs

'Abysmal presentation' - Damian Green criticised for PMQs performance

Damian Green was standing in for Theresa May in PMQs, but many on Twitter aren't actually sure how to spell his name

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it's been targeted by an advanced cyberattack

Saudi Arabia says it's been targeted by an advanced cyberattack

Saudi Arabia says it's been targeted by an advanced cyberattack

The country's National Cyber Security Centre said it had detected an 'Advanced Persistent Threat'

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

'Jaw-droppingly shocking' Prince Charles letter on 'foreign European Jews' discovered

'Jaw-droppingly shocking' Prince Charles letter on 'foreign European Jews' discovered

'Shocking' Prince Charles letter on 'foreign European Jews' discovered

The letter was written in 1986 following his trip to Saudi Arabia with Princess Diana

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Campaign Against Arms Trade member blasts Sir Micheal Fallon for lamenting MP criticism of Saudi Arabia arms sales

Campaign Against Arms Trade member blasts Sir Michael Fallon for lamenting MP criticism of Saudi Arabia arms sales

Arms trade campaigner condemns Sir Michael Fallon over Saudi Arabia

Andrew Smith spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the comments made by the Defence Secretary

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia bans casual outfits from sport stadiums

Saudi Arabia bans casual outfits from sport stadiums

Saudi Arabia bans casual outfits from sport stadiums

Short-sleeved loose robes usually worn at home or in bed are now banned

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Indian woman claims she's being tortured in Saudi Arabia in video plea for help

Indian woman claims she's being tortured in Saudi Arabia in video plea for help

Indian woman claims she's being tortured in Saudi Arabia in video plea for help

The woman claims she went to the country to work as a domestic servant but is often locked up in a room for several days

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Suzanne el-Hajj had a key role within Lebanon's security forces (Instagram: suzannehajjhobeiche)

Lebanon's 'most powerful woman' sacked for liking rude tweet about Saudi female drivers

Lebanon's 'most powerful woman' sacked over Saudi female drivers tweet

Lieutenant Colonel Suzan el-Hajj was previously called 'the most powerful woman in Lebanon'

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex relationships

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex relationships

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex couples

Despite the US voting against the resolution it still passed by 27 vote to 13, seven countries abstained

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Five police officers injured after terror attack in Bahrain

Five police officers injured after terror attack in Bahrain

Five police officers injured after terror attack in Bahrain

An explosion hit during the Ashoora procession near the capital Manama

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Women may be able to drive but they're a long way from equality

Saudi driving ban: Five basic restrictions which still blight the lives of Saudi women

Five basic restrictions which still blight the lives of Saudi women

There are still many rules against women in Saudi Arabia which are completely different to those set out for men

'Saudi monarchy will face protest from religious authorities over reforms', says research fellow Tom Wilson

'Saudi monarchy will face clash with Islamic leaders over driving ban u-turn'

'Saudi monarchy will face clash with Islamic authorities over driving ban u-tu

Tom Wilson, a research fellow at The Henry Jackson Society, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the news that women will now be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia

Women in Saudi Arabia granted the right to drive

Women in Saudi Arabia granted the right to drive

Women in Saudi Arabia granted the right to drive

King Salman announced that women who want to obtain a driving licence will be able to without the permission of a guardian

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

'Scale of Labour Party anti-semitism issue is being distorted', says Ken Livingstone

'Scale of Labour Party anti-semitism issue is being distorted', says Ken Livingstone

'Scale of Labour Party anti-semitism issue distorted', says Ken Livingstone

The former Mayor of London spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the latest anti-Semitism row to engulf the Labour Party after comments

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saudi cleric is suspended from preaching after insulting women

Saudi cleric suspended from preaching for saying women can't drive because they only have 'a quarter of a mind'

Saudi preacher suspended for saying women only have 'a quarter of a mind'

Saad al-Hijri said women should not be allowed to drive because they lacked both reason and religious commitment

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jihadist content remains 'widely and easily accessible' in the UK, claims think tank representative

Jihadist content remains 'widely and easily accessible' in the UK, claims author of new report

Jihadi content is 'widely and easily accessible' in UK online, says think tank

Martyn Frampton, the co-head of security and extremism at Policy Exchange, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the think tank's report

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Saudi Arabia arrests members of cell plotting against national security

Saudi Arabia arrests 'foreign cell' for plotting against national security

Saudi Arabia arrests 'foreign cell' for plotting against national security

A source claims the cell was trying to 'disturb the interests, methodology, capabilities and social safety of the Kingdom'

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Eid: Muslims take part in final rite of the hajj - the stoning of the devil

Eid: Muslims take part in final rite of the hajj - the stoning of the devil

As Eid begins, Muslims take part in the stoning of the devil ritual

The ritual has proved deadly in the past with thousands dying due to stampedes

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia has been the UK's best customer in recent years

London is about to host a roll call of the world's most vile regimes. We must protest

'London is hosting a roll call of the world's worst regimes and we must protest'

Huge arms fair will attract dictators and human rights abusers from around the world. But don't worry, we'll be there too

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Qatar announces restoration of relationship with Iran amid ongoing crisis

Qatar announces restoration of relationship with Iran amid ongoing crisis

Qatar announces restoration of relationship with Iran amid ongoing crisis

The government in Doha is currently embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with five other gulf countries

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

The interior ministry says the boy was given a road safety warning over the incident

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Qatar Crisis: Saudi Arabia re-opens border to allow Mecca pilgrimage

Qatar Crisis: Saudi Arabia re-opens border to allow Mecca pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia re-opens Qatar border to allow Mecca pilgrimage

The country has been in a diplomatic dispute after it claims Qatar has been working to destabilise the Persian Gulf

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Donald Trump has condemned all sides for Charlottesville. But here are some occasions when he wasn't so impartial

The times Donald Trump forgot to take an 'all sides' view

The US president has been vocal on many different issues and blasted numerous people over the course of his presidency

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ken Livingstone 'disappointed but not surprised' by High Court Tony Blair decision

Ken Livingstone claims 'establishment and oil industry' saved Tony Blair from prosecution

Ken Livingstone claims 'establishment and big oil' saved Blair from prosecution

Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone spoke to George Galloway about the High Court decision to block a charge brought by a former Iraqi army commander

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Al Jazeera to take legal action against Israel as it moves to shut down offices

Al Jazeera to take legal action against Israel as it moves to shut down offices

Al Jazeera to take legal action against Israel as it moves to shut down offices

Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara has announced there is to a ban on the station in the country and occupied territories

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised, many countries still punish homosexuals

Several countries still punish gay people with fines, prison and even the death penalty

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

George Galloway calls for UK to have nothing to do with 'charnel house that is Saudi Arabia'

George Galloway: UK must sever all ties with the charnel house that is Saudi Arabia

George Galloway: UK must sever all ties with the Saudi Arabian charnel house

George Galloway claims Saudi Arabia funds terrorism and has no democracy

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Saudi 'miniskirt girl' released by police

Saudi 'miniskirt girl' released by police

Woman released without punishment, according to ministry of culture

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Girl provokes outrage in Saudi Arabia by wearing a miniskirt in online video

Saudi girl who wore miniskirt in online video arrested - report

Saudi girl who wore miniskirt in online video arrested - report

The video shows the girl wandering around ruins north of Riyadh, not wearing the mandatory abaya required by country law

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

US report claims United Arab Emirates government placed false story which started Gulf crisis by hacking Qatari government news websites

US report claims UAE government started Qatar crisis with fake news

US report claims UAE government started Qatar crisis with fake news

The Washington Post has claimed a false news story created by the UAE on a government website created the current diplomatic crisis

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Anwar Gargash, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations, Al-Jazeera, Anti-semitism, Discrimination, Qatar

Al-Jazeera accused of anti-Semitism and inciting religious hatred by UAE minister

Al-Jazeera accused of anti-Semitism and inciting religious hatred

United Arab Emirates' foreign affairs minister Anwar Gargash claims Al-Jazeera incites hostility, violence and discrimination

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Physical education for girls to be introduced in Saudi Arabia

Physical education for girls to be introduced in Saudi Arabia

Physical education for girls to be introduced in Saudi Arabia

Girls were previously not allowed to take part was it was deemed by some as immodest

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Report claims Saudi Arabia is biggest promoter of Islamist extremism in UK

Saudi Arabia is biggest promoter of Islamist extremism in UK, report finds

Saudi Arabia is biggest promoter of Islamist extremism in UK, report finds

A report by The Henry Jackson Society has said that during 30 years Saudi Arabia spent more than $70 billion on exporting Wahhabi Islam

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

United States calls for Gulf countries to iron out grievances with Qatar

United States calls for Gulf states to iron out grievances with Qatar

United States calls for Gulf states to iron out grievances with Qatar

Five countries in the Persian Gulf have cut ties with Doha over allegations it is bolstering instability in the region

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

US completes billion-dollar deal with Qatar, despite previous terror criticism form Donald Trump

US inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

US inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

Qatar has bought a number of F-15 fighter jets from the US in a $12 billion (£9.4 billion) deal

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row

Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row

Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row

The United Arab Emirates took the same step on Wednesday

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

United Arab Emirates warns of prison sentences if people support Qatar on social media

United Arab Emirates warns of prison sentences if people support Qatar on social media

UAE warns of prison sentences if people support Qatar on social media

The United Arab Emirates has cut ties with Qatar in an escalating diplomatic crisis

Qatar Crisis: Moscow denies hacker involvement, says there's "zero" proof

Qatar Crisis: Moscow denies hacker involvement, says there's 'zero' proof

Qatar Crisis: Moscow denies hacker involvement, says there's 'zero' proof

Five Gulf countries have severed all diplomatic ties with Qatar in an escalating dispute

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

"Tickets should be easy to get, right" - Twitter users react to Qatar row after countries cut ties, speculating about the 2022 World Cup

Fifa urged to strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup after Isis terror claims

Fifa urged to strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup after Isis terror claims

The competition was awarded to Qatar amid huge controversy in 2010, and the Twitterati are now urging football's governing body to reverse its decision

Five Middle East countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations of destabilising the region

Arab states sever diplomatic ties with Qatar over Isis terror claims

Arab states sever diplomatic ties with Qatar over Isis terror claims

They have accused the nation of backing militant groups like Isis, which it has denied by saying the claim has 'no basis in fact'

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A shooting incident has been reported at Kingdom Schools (stock photo)

US embassy in Saudi Arabia confirms shooting at Kingdom international school

US embassy in Saudi Arabia confirms shooting at Kingdom school

Shooter reportedly still active

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

135 kilograms of 'jihadist drug' seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

135 kilograms of 'jihadist drug' seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

135 kilograms of 'jihadist drug' seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

French authorities announced on Tuesday they had seized a large amount of Captagon in January and February

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

'Donald Trump had the chance to address human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia' says Amnesty International rep

'Donald Trump could have addressed human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia but failed to do so', say Amnesty

'Trump could have addressed Saudi human rights abuses but failed', say Amnesty

Allan Hogarth, Head of Advocacy and Programmes at Amnesty International UK, spoke to Paul Ross about the US President's first overseas trip

'The real reason Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia is money', says politics professor

'The real reason Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia is money', says politics professor

'The real reason Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia is money'

Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and gave a speech commenting on combating extremism

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Trump to tell Muslim leaders 'this is not a battle between different faiths'

Trump to tell Muslim leaders 'this is not a battle between different faiths'

Trump to urge Muslim leaders to 'do their fair share'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump is to discuss the dangers of radical Islam and the need to combat the doctrine

Donald Trump Islam speech being written by 'Muslim ban' author

Donald Trump Islam speech being written by 'Muslim ban' author

Stephen Miller thought to be writing President's speech for Saudi Arabia trip

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Saudi women to be able to get state services without male consent

Saudi Arabia relaxes laws on women and allows them to apply for state services without male consent

Saudi women to be able to get state services without male consent

Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to apply for government services without the permission of their male guardians under a new decree

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

'The West has outgrown this primitive view of women' - UKIP's Neil Hamilton defends burka ban in interview with James Whale

UKIP's Neil Hamilton backs burqa ban: 'We've outgrown primitive Muslim countries in our view of women'

UKIP's Neil Hamilton on burqa ban: 'We've outgrown that primitive view of women'

The leader of the party in the Welsh Assembly defended the policy in an interview with James Whale, saying the West had outgrown attitudes towards integration and women held by countries such as Saudi Arabia

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Human rights groups outraged after Saudi Arabia is elected to UN women's rights commission

Human rights groups outraged after Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's rights commission

Saudi Arabia causes outrage as it's elected to UN women's rights commission

Saudi Arabia segregates men and women who aren't related and does not allow women to drive

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Theresa May suggests freedom of movement could be temporarily extended for post-Brexit 'implementation period'

Theresa May suggests freedom of movement could be temporarily extended after Brexit

May suggests freedom of movement could continue after Brexit

The Prime Minister said the extension could be made as the UK implements its negotiated deals

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

'Breaking our relationship with Saudi Arabia would damage the UK', says foreign affairs committee

Theresa May's Saudi Arabia visit is vital to UK interests, says foreign affairs committee chair

'Breaking our relationship with Saudi Arabia would damage the UK'

Crispin Blunt plays down human rights criticism in conversation with Sam Delaney

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

'Electronics ban is not about what we’re doing in UK airports; it’s what’s not being done overseas', says former bomb disposal officer

'Electronics ban isn't about what we’re doing in UK airports; it’s what’s not being done overseas'

'Electronics ban is about what’s not being done overseas'

Major Chris Hunter, a former bomb disposal officer who served in Iraq, spoke to Paul Ross about the new electronics ban on inbound UK flights from six Middle East and North African countries

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