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Saudi Arabia to deal strictly with female drivers

The kingdom is the world’s only country where women are not allowed to operate cars. (File photo: Reuters) AFP, Riyadh Female drivers in Saudi Arabia will be dealt with “strictly”, authorities said on Thursday before a right-to-drive campaign culminates at the weekend. The kingdom is the world’s only country where women are not allowed to … Continue reading

Three Saudi students in US held over male rape

Saudi Gazette report   DAMMAM — Three Saudi scholarship students in the US are facing charges of raping a young American man in his 20s in the town of Metro, northeast Oklahoma state, Makkah daily reported on Wednesday. Sources from the Saudi Consulate in Houston said the three students were arrested by police and sent … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: A Phony Anti-Terrorism Fatwa

by Robert Spencer It is a popular aspect of media mythmaking about the Islamic State that it is so extreme that even other “extremists” such as al-Qaeda shun and repudiate it. But this claim, like the many declarations by both Muslim and non-Muslim leaders that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, is … Continue reading

‘Monster’ dad held for scalding son

Jazan/Abha: Sharif Taha & Nadia Al-Fawaz A Saudi man was arrested in a village in Jazan for torturing his eight-year-old son using chemicals, local media said. Local media reported that the boy, named Ali, rushed to his Yemeni mother’s house in a popular district in Sabya screaming in agony from his burning scalp. The woman, … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: First Ebola case dies

Al Arabiya News A Saudi man, who was hospitalized for suspected Ebola infection, died on Wednesday. The man, in his 40s, had returned recently to Jeddah from a business trip to Sierra Leone, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. He was admitted to hospital on Monday and showed symptoms of Ebola virus infection. His death … Continue reading

Eroticized Violence, Savage Justice in Saudi Arabia

by Valentina Colombo Saudi human rights lawyer Walid Abu al-Khayr, who defended blogger Raif Badawi, was sentenced yesterday, July 6, to 15 years in prison. He was arrested on April 15, accused of: “inciting public opinion,” “disobedience in matters of the sovereign,” “lack of respect in dealings with the authorities,” “offense of the judicial system,” … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: The Jinn made me do it

A judge who allegedly confiscated large plots of empty government land using forged deeds claimed it was a jinn who made him carry out his illegal activities. He said he was possessed and did not know what he was doing. The human lawyer of the judge refused to continue defending him and apologized for not … Continue reading

ISIS reaches border of Saudi Arabia

The brief statement by the Saudi Royal Court reflects the heightened state of alert in the entire region. The Extremists have reached the border. Al-Qaed is a stone’s thrown from three countries: Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. ISIS, the most extreme faction of al-Qaeda, is mobilizing its forces to face Assad’s regime and recently, Maliki’s … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia to introduce marriage training program

Al Arabiya News Saudi Arabia is set to introduce a mandatory marriage training program to reduce the rising levels of divorce in the kingdom, London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice revealed plans to introduce the training and rehabilitation program across all cities in the kingdom. “No one can deny … Continue reading