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Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Earns Human Rights Award

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Earns Human Rights Award

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Abu al-Khair, who was sentenced in 2014 to 15 years in prison […]

Exxon Boss Tells Peers, Saudis Their Oil Supply Crunch Bet Is Wrong

Exxon Boss Tells Peers, Saudis Their Oil Supply Crunch Bet Is Wrong

Exxon Mobil’s (XOM.N) boss Rex Tillerson told Saudi Arabia’s energy minister on Wednesday that fears of a new global oil supply crunch were exaggerated as the U.S. oil industry was adapting to the low price shock and was set to resume growth. The remarks by Tillerson, who is due to retire before March next year, […]

Saudi To Jail Overstaying Pilgrims

Saudi To Jail Overstaying Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia on Monday started a crackdown on foreign pilgrims overstaying their Hajj visas, local newspaper Okaz reported. Offenders will have to pay an equivalent of 13,329 U.S. dollars in fine, face six months in jail and deportation, the paper said. Those who transport, recruit or shelter overstayed pilgrims will face up to 26,662 dollars […]

Saudi Arabia Just Created a Division for Women in Sports

Saudi Arabia Just Created a Division for Women in Sports

In what is already shaping to be a monumental summer for Arab women in sports, Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud has been officially appointed as the Vice President for Women’s Affairs of the General Sports Authority in Saudi Arabia Monday, according to the Saudi Council of Ministers. Four years ago, two Saudi women athletes, Sarah […]

The cartoon that shows how ridiculous Saudi laws are for women

The cartoon that shows how ridiculous Saudi laws are for women

  Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country

Saudi Arabia To Send Four Female Athletes To Rio Olympics

Saudi Arabia To Send Four Female Athletes To Rio Olympics

The Saudi Olympic committee has approved four female athletes to compete as part of the conservative Gulf kingdom’s team at the Rio games starting in August. Sara Al-Attar, Lubna Al-Omair, Cariman Abu Al-Jadail and Wujud Fahmi will become only the second group of women Olympians to represent Saudi Arabia, where women are barred from driving […]

Hajj stampede: Saudi Arabia to find missing Nigerian pilgrims

Hajj stampede: Saudi Arabia to find missing Nigerian pilgrims

The government of Saudi Arabia has expressed determination to expedite action to unravel “the status of 35 Nigerian pilgrims who were declared missing after the stampede”, which occurred in Mina, during the Hajj exercise held in 2015. Meanwhile, the quota of Nigeria for the 2016 Hajj remains 76,000 slots, “pending the outcome of a committee set […]

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