Human Rights Watch reports that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has introduced new legislation to deal with terrorism that includes as terrorists not just members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic State but atheists.
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As the United States and five Arab nations — none of them democracies, most of them repressive dictatorships — begin bombing Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama has begun boasting on the "broad coalition" he's enlisted in the fight.
In 2002 a report was issued that gave details of support for the hijackers behind the 2001 attacks. Twelve years later the pages dealing with the support still remain classified in spite of many promises to have them released.
President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the State Floor of the White House on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Obama said the U.S. will destroy ISIL militants and ordered airstrikes in Iraq and, for the first time, in Syria.
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.