Denounced by the Obama administration as especially brutal for its practice of beheading prisoners and enemies, the Sunni insurgent group ISIS can make no claim to be the sole practitioner of the barbaric policy.
Two sets of brothers were beheaded using swords in the city of Jajran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday August 18th after being convicted of smuggling marijuana into the country according to the Saudi Interior Ministry.
Understanding history is crucial for understanding the present. Especially whereby our understanding of the Iran situation is concerned. To understand how this situation came about it is crucial to understand the history which shaped it.
The International Business Times has described ISIS as the "world's best-resourced terror organization." Some funds come from donors but they also smuggle antiquities, and sell oil, and collect taxes in areas they control.
The United Arab Emirates is giving Egypt billions worth of aid which it says it should use to invest in its infrastructure in order to bring the economy out of the dire straits it has been in for years now.
Saudi Arabia is in the middle of an MERS outbreak that has infected over 519 people to date and claimed 157 lives. So what in the world is going on with the pictures and videos being posted on the web showing people kissing and hugging their camels?
At a UN meeting last week, Saudi Arabia lectured Norway on the nation’s human rights record for failing to prevent criticism of Islam. In Saudi Arabia, a blogger was sentenced to 15 years in prison and four princesses starve for women’s rights.
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, has taken two more lives in Saudi Arabia. The country's health ministry also report 13 more known cases. MERS is related to the SARS, which appeared in about 37 countries a decade ago.
Man has always assumed the water we drink, bathe in and use for our recreation is one of our unending natural resources. Where water has been available, cultures have flourished. But our global "footprint" is now affecting our critical watersheds.
Saudi Arabia is now the world's fourth largest defense spender moving past the United Kingdom and France from seventh place. The statistics are from the latest report of the Institute for Strategic Studies in London (IIHS)
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The international war being waged inside of Syria has created a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions. Estimates of numbers killed in the war since March 2011 range from 94,000 to 130,000.