In January of 2015, a man named Raif Badawi was lashed in public in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. His crime? Blogging critically about the role of religion in Saudi life in 2012 — an act that Saudi courts said insulted Islam. In addition to 1,000 lashes, Badawi, a [continue reading].
The resulting documentary — Saudi Arabia Uncovered — is a rare window into the Saudi kingdom, with stunning undercover footage as its backbone. It’s a combination of footage filmed by Yasser, and clips from other activists who are filming and posting things on their own, [continue reading].
Ali al-Nimr was just seventeen-years-old when the Arab Spring reached Saudi Arabia in the year 2011, a country tightly controlled by its royal family. “With all the enthusiasm of youth, Ali joined people in the streets calling for reform,” his parents said. But [continue reading].
The swagger. The glib pronouncements. The ego. The wealth. The hair. Despite the ubiquity of his surname, to many he’s simply known as “The Donald.” Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a true American phenomenon. So where did he come from? What drives him? And what kind [continue reading].
Today, ISIS controls over a third of Iraq. The Kurdish and their underdog army defend their home against the world’s most feared and ruthless threat. Journalist Neil Shea travels to the heart of Kurdistan to meet the men and women fighting the DAESH. Part One: Inside The [continue reading].
UPDATED on November 17, 2016: United Nations Special Ambassador for Children, Angelina Jolie is both an involved and outspoken supporter of refugees, women and child rights in war zones. Please take a moment to sign our petition, asking Ambassador Jolie to intervene, stand up to [continue reading].
I updated four sections of this article to replace video evidence that YouTube forced myself, and others to remove. I salvaged a few of my videos and uploaded them to my server, for the rest I found replacements to the videos other news outlets also had removed by YouTube staff. [continue reading].
Part One: Return to Yemen – Last year, Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a massive military campaign. Now, Saudi Arabia – nervous about the insurrection near its southern border – is trying to push the Houthis back with a ruthless bombing campaign. Ben [continue reading].
While in New York, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s candidacy for election to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member for a two-year term that begins in 2021. Canada is committed to playing a positive and constructive role [continue reading].
From the diary of a Syrian man living under DAESH control. DAESH is an acronym for the Arabic phrase “al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham” (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Watch the short animation film: Diary Of Life Under Islamic State Control in the [continue reading].
It was Mother’s Day when DAESH took over his city of Al-Raqqah. DAESH is an acronym for the Arabic phrase “al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham” (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Also known as ISIS or ISIL. The television series ‘Today’ [continue reading].
Take the challenge! A Social Media Action in Solidarity Against the Targeted Killing of Civilians and Humanitarians. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada has launched a social media act of solidarity to stand up for the protection of civilians and [continue reading].