By Jean Shaoul, July 2, 2012
No less than in any of the other countries in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a social tinderbox.
By Niall Green, December 5, 2011
A report by human rights organization Amnesty International records the wave of repression unleashed by Saudi authorities in response to the “Arab Spring” uprisings.
By Jean Shaoul, November 14, 2011
Saudi Arabia is playing a key role in seeking to destabilise the regime in Iran.
By Niall Green, October 6, 2011
An angry protest broke out in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province in response to police kidnappings.
By Dietmar Henning, July 16, 2011
The German government tank deal with Saudi Arabia is part of an arms race between all the leading industrial nations for influence in this oil-rich region.
By Joseph Santolan, July 6, 2011
The ban follows limited criticism by Jakarta over the beheading of an Indonesian maid working in Saudi Arabia who was found guilty of killing her abusive Saudi employer.
By Jean Shaoul, June 27, 2011
On June 14, Bahrain, the tiny island kingdom in the Persian Gulf off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, announced that it is to sue the Independent newspaper for libel over an article written by its veteran Middle East correspondent, Robert Fisk.
US State Department human rights reports
Part 1: Saudi Arabia
By Kate Randall, April 20, 2011
The US State Department recently released its “2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.” This year’s annual report provides details on human rights conditions in over 190 countries. Included are reports on the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which represents the US-backed monarchies of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.
By Bill Van Auken, April 16, 2011
Hundreds protested in Saudi Arabia Friday demanding an end to the Saudi occupation of Bahrain and the release of the dictatorial kingdom’s political prisoners.
By Chris Marsden, March 12, 2011
Massive numbers of police succeeded in intimidating anyone seeking to join protests urged by Saudi Arabian dissident groups after the Muslim Friday prayers in cities including the capital Riyadh.
By Harvey Thompson, February 25, 2011
Over 600 construction workers employed by a major company on a project expanding the northern courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, are on strike.
By Sahand Avedis, June 21, 2010
Reports that Saudi Arabia may allow Israeli jets to travel through its airspace to attack Iran are the latest development in escalating regional tensions between Iran and the US-backed Saudi monarchy.