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# saudi-arabia - Thursday 12 July, 2012

London 2012: Saudis to send 2 women to Olympic Games
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

London 2012: Saudis to send 2 women to Olympic Games

Jul 12th 2012, 2:08 PM 3,840 Views 29 Comments

The decision means every country competing in London will include women athletes for the first time in Olympic history.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling

Jun 26th 2012, 2:40 PM 10,470 Views 76 Comments

Four Saudi citizens and one Syrian national have been executed, according to Saudi authorities.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,329 Views 12 Comments

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef

Jun 16th 2012, 2:36 PM 3,588 Views 5 Comments

He is survived by his ten children and a number of wives.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 25 May, 2012

London 2012: Still no decision on eligibility for Saudi women
# Equality
From The42
# Equality

London 2012: Still no decision on eligibility for Saudi women

May 25th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,420 Views 5 Comments

The IOC hopes that Saudi Arabia will enter their first female competitor at this summer’s Olympics, but discussions are ongoing.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Egypt following protests
# Egypt
# Egypt

Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Egypt following protests

Apr 28th 2012, 5:15 PM 1,357 Views 0 Comments

The embassy in Cairo has been closed sue to protests over a detained Egyptian human rights lawyer.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 27 April, 2012

US court rules against release of dead bin Laden photos
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

US court rules against release of dead bin Laden photos

Apr 27th 2012, 10:46 AM 1,779 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, earlier today Osama bin Laden’s family was deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Saudi Arabia may not send women to the Olympics
# London 2012
# London 2012

Saudi Arabia may not send women to the Olympics

Apr 5th 2012, 9:15 PM 5,301 Views 42 Comments

The country has never before included women on its Olympic team but the International Olympic Committee had been hopeful it would happen this year.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

Mar 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,471 Views 56 Comments

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 19 March, 2012

Hopes for Saudi Arabia's female athletes after Olympic talks progress
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Hopes for Saudi Arabia's female athletes after Olympic talks progress

Mar 19th 2012, 11:41 AM 2,267 Views 3 Comments

Saudi Arabia is one of three countries that has never included women in its Olympic teams, along with Qatar and Brunei.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 2 March, 2012

Oil prices reach highest level since 2008 after report of Saudi blast
# Oil
# Oil

Oil prices reach highest level since 2008 after report of Saudi blast

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:52 AM 1,998 Views 14 Comments

Reports of an explosion at a Saudi pipeline – which have since been denied – sent the price of oil to its highest in years.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 13 February, 2012

Malaysia defends deportation of Saudi journalist over tweet
# Deportation
# Deportation

Malaysia defends deportation of Saudi journalist over tweet

Feb 13th 2012, 2:38 PM 1,289 Views 12 Comments

Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari has been deported over a potentially blasphemous tweet posted online last week.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 10 February, 2012

Saudi man arrested after tweeting about the Prophet Muhammad
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi man arrested after tweeting about the Prophet Muhammad

Feb 10th 2012, 6:42 PM 5,163 Views 53 Comments

Hamza Kashgari has been arrested after tweeting about what he would say to the Prophet Muhammad if he met him. A Sheikh has called for petitions to be sent to the Crown Prince (pictured) about the incident.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jan 5th 2012, 8:03 PM 5,560 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s fix: Warnings over mortgage interest relief, Phil Hogan’s website woes, Vita Cortex owner “can’t move money” – and a solution to modern dinner part complaints?

Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores

Jan 5th 2012, 6:48 PM 5,748 Views 25 Comments

A new law, on the orders of King Abdullah, ends a system where women were forced to buy their underwear from male sellers.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 19 December, 2011

Saudi prince invests $300m in Twitter
# Twitter
# Twitter

Saudi prince invests $300m in Twitter

Dec 19th 2011, 8:20 AM 2,575 Views 9 Comments

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal holds stakes in other western giants including Apple and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 12 December, 2011

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Dec 12th 2011, 7:48 PM 11,959 Views 97 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Man sentenced to 2,080 lashes for raping teenage daughter
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Man sentenced to 2,080 lashes for raping teenage daughter

Dec 10th 2011, 4:45 PM 12,820 Views 108 Comments

The sentence was handed down by a court in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Saudi Arabia: Australian man sentenced to 500 lashes for blasphemy
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Australian man sentenced to 500 lashes for blasphemy

Dec 7th 2011, 1:07 PM 5,192 Views 47 Comments

The man has been sentenced to 500 lashes and one year in prison for allegedly insulting the companions of the Prophet Muhammad during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 3 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:14 PM 4,162 Views 6 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The end of the affair: Herman drops out; why X Factor will trump the Taoiseach on TV3 tomorrow; and what students told a TD whose office they are occupying.

Allowing Saudi women to drive will encourage them to have sex before marriage: report
# Women Drivers
# Women Drivers

Allowing Saudi women to drive will encourage them to have sex before marriage: report

Dec 3rd 2011, 12:00 PM 6,441 Views 38 Comments

Conservative academic’s report was sent to the all-male council which advises the Saudi monarchy.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 26 November, 2011

WATCH: A player get red-carded after 90 seconds
# Fail
From The42
# Fail

WATCH: A player get red-carded after 90 seconds

Nov 26th 2011, 11:57 AM 1,070 Views 2 Comments

Lee Jung-Ho of Saudi club Ettifaq didn’t even wait two minutes before elbowing one of his opponents in the chest… right in front of the linesman.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest
# Syria
# Syria

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest

Nov 13th 2011, 12:53 PM 166 Views 2 Comments

Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Iran rejects America's 'virtual embassy' plan
# Iran
# Iran

Iran rejects America's 'virtual embassy' plan

Nov 1st 2011, 11:41 AM 432 Views 5 Comments

Hillary Clinton said last week that the US plans to launch a website offering visa advice to Iranians who want to travel to the US.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Saudi crown prince dies abroad after illness
# Royal Death
# Royal Death

Saudi crown prince dies abroad after illness

Oct 22nd 2011, 7:45 AM 714 Views 9 Comments

The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz Saud, has died – opening up questions about who will replace King Abdullagh.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Iran denounces ambassador 'plot' as US "media and political show"
# Iran
# Iran

Iran denounces ambassador 'plot' as US "media and political show"

Oct 18th 2011, 12:39 PM 333 Views 16 Comments

Iran says the accusations linking it to a plot targeting the Saudi ambassador in the US are “in no way compatible with legal logic”.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 17 October, 2011

Iranian leader denies diplomat assassination plot
# Iran
# Iran

Iranian leader denies diplomat assassination plot

Oct 17th 2011, 10:18 PM 277 Views 15 Comments

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested the US blamed Iran to divert attention from its own economic problems.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Arab League to discuss suspending Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League to discuss suspending Syria

Oct 16th 2011, 4:40 PM 124 Views 2 Comments

Officials have called an emergency meeting to discuss putting more pressure on Syria’s government to end its bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Saudi league player jailed for Jesus tattoo
# Of Course
From The42
# Of Course

Saudi league player jailed for Jesus tattoo

Oct 12th 2011, 2:14 PM 579 Views 1 Comment

Juan Pablo Pino, a player in the Saudi national league, was jailed for displaying his religious tattoos in public while attending a Riyadh shopping centre.

Worldwide travel alert issued for US citizens after alleged plot
# US
# US

Worldwide travel alert issued for US citizens after alleged plot

Oct 12th 2011, 7:51 AM 540 Views 14 Comments

American citizens have warned about possible anti-US attacks – after the Obama administration accused Iran of hiring a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate a Saudi diplomat.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Iran 'tried to hire Mexican drug cartel to kill diplomat'
# Assassination
# Assassination

Iran 'tried to hire Mexican drug cartel to kill diplomat'

Oct 11th 2011, 10:11 PM 909 Views 44 Comments

The Obama administration said it has foiled a plot by Iranian agents to blow up the Saudi ambassador to the US.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Bahrain to retry medics jailed for treating protesters
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahrain to retry medics jailed for treating protesters

Oct 6th 2011, 11:40 AM 184 Views 4 Comments

The Gulf state will re-examine the cases of 20 medical personnel who were given jail sentences ranging from five to 15 years for treating protesters wounded in anti-government demonstrators.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 30 September, 2011

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections

Sep 30th 2011, 12:22 PM 181 Views 7 Comments

A set of council elections is the last to be held before new rules come in that allow women to run for office for the first time.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Saudi woman's 10 lashes sentence overturned by King Abdullah
# Women2Drive
# Women2Drive

Saudi woman's 10 lashes sentence overturned by King Abdullah

Sep 29th 2011, 11:12 AM 869 Views 12 Comments

A court ruling ordering a woman to be lashed 10 times because she drove a car has been revoked by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 27th 2011, 8:10 PM 1,643 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Who is on the ballot paper for the presidential election?; why is Ireland’s international reputation falling further?; and just who is Alessio Rastani?

Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car in Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car in Saudi Arabia

Sep 27th 2011, 4:05 PM 1,187 Views 30 Comments

The verdict comes as another woman goes on trial for the same offence in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 26 September, 2011

Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car

Sep 26th 2011, 7:27 PM 719 Views 22 Comments

Najalaa Harrir drove on camera while campaigning for women’s rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Saudi Arabian women given the right to vote
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian women given the right to vote

Sep 25th 2011, 2:08 PM 1,784 Views 18 Comments

King Abdullah has announced that from next year women will be able to vote and stand in local elections.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Spain resurrects rape probe into Saudi prince
# Spain
# Spain

Spain resurrects rape probe into Saudi prince

Sep 14th 2011, 3:42 PM 740 Views 4 Comments

Spain has reopened an rape investigation against one of the world’s richest men – Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 8 August, 2011

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence
# Syria
# Syria

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

Aug 8th 2011, 3:24 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.