The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities [continue reading].
King Salman of Saudi Arabia
Yemen’s government has expressed doubts over UN-backed efforts to end its conflict with Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country. The government still has “fundamental differences” with the Huthis over “their [continue reading].
Inside the first-ever summit calling for an end to the “suicidal death pact between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.” Since Present Franklin Delano Roosevelt met with King Ibn Saud on Valentine’s Day 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship. For [continue reading].
Backers, allies, enemies and frenemies of the region laid out in 90 seconds. Relationships between countries and non-state actors in the Middle East is complicated. States and groups that claim to be close friends and allies… can actually be enemies… and vice [continue reading].
Human Rights Watch released a report Sunday providing new indications that Saudi Arabia has fired American-made cluster munitions, banned by international treaty, in civilian areas of Yemen, and said their use may also violate United States law. The report included photographs [continue reading].
Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and tells the untold people’s history of resistance to it. Why all the smiles and handshakes? With a [continue reading].
The Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy serves as liaison to our nation’s (United States of America) government, to see that every available means is used to defend and promote science, reason, and secular values. We work with lawmakers to effect legislative [continue reading].
In a report published by Middle East Eye states that they have seen a top-secret strategy document prepared for Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan which reveals that the United Arab Emirates is losing faith in the ability of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah [continue reading].
The UN Charter, in its Preamble spoken by Sir Lawrence Olivier in 1945 set an objective: “to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained“. United Nations [continue reading].