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"The Egyptian authorities must now stop arbitrarily detaining people and halt the brutal crackdown on human rights. ... and Ziad Abu el-Fadl, participated in a protest in the city of Alexandria against the Egyptian government's decision to hand over control of two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia.

(CNN) -- Here's a look at Saudi Arabia, a large, oil-rich Middle Eastern country bordering Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, the Red Sea .... August 25, 2016 - The United Nations issues a report calling for an investigation into possible human rights violations in Yemen.
A coalition of human rights organisations has written to Theresa may, calling on her to cancel the visit of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin ... Since the ongoing bombardment began in 2015, the UK has licensed £4.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, including £2.7 billion worth of ML10 ...
... ones die needlessly from treatable illnesses because they do not have access to medical care," International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in a statement. Since the Saudi-led war which started in 2015, the U.S. and U.K. has supplied nearly US$5 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi-led coalition entered Yemen's conflict in support of the country's government in March 2015. Since then, more than 10,000 civilians have been killed and over 40,000 injured. The U.N. and other human rights groups blame most of these casualties on the coalition's aerial and ground campaign ...

New Delhi: Saudi Arabia has given its nod to India's plan to revive the option of ferrying Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in a statement on Monday. Naqvi made the ... Saudi probably tops the list of countries committing human rights violations.Sugath Palan.
... in Tehran echoed the Iranian authorities' stance, which alleges that foreign powers _ including regional rival Saudi Arabia _ stirred up unrest linked to the ... The United States had called the meeting, portraying Iranian protests as a human rights issue that could spill over into an international problem.
Saudi Arabia is even less free than Iran, according to the human rights group Freedom House. Of all the governments on earth, the Christian rights group Open Doors ranks it the 14th-worst in persecuting Christians. ''Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world without any church buildings,'' it says - an ...
(CNN) A group of 11 Saudi princes was arrested Thursday after staging a sit-in at a palace in Riyadh, the kingdom's attorney general said Saturday. The princes were protesting a recent royal order that "halted payments by the state to members of the royal family to cover their electricity and water utility bills ...
Jeddah: Persecution of the Rohingya minority of Myanmar represents one of the worst examples of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, the Independent Permanent human rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said after a fact-finding mission to ...
Saudi Arabia is even less free than Iran, according to the human rights group Freedom House. Of all the governments on Earth, the Christian rights group Open Doors ranks it the 14th-worst in persecuting Christians. "Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world without any church buildings," it says -- an ...
This month, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has gotten credit for many of these reforms, ended up winning Time Magazine readers' poll for Person of the Year. But, in celebrating these moves, many seem happy to gloss over the young prince's more problematic track record.
To the editor: I condemn, along with Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al Faisal, President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. ("No, Mr. Trump, Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel," Opinion, Dec. 15). But when Al Faisal's reasoning begins by condemning President Truman's very recognition of ...
GENEVA (IDN) - Despite being elected as member of the human rights Council at the end of 2016, Saudi Arabia has "continued its practice of silencing, arbitrarily arresting, detaining and persecuting human rights defenders and critics," according to a group of top United Nations human rights experts.
(Beirut) - Saudi authorities have held a prominent cleric for four months without charging or questioning him, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities detained the cleric, Salman al-Awda, on September 7, 2017, and later imposed arbitrary travel bans on members of al-Awda's immediate family.
2 January 2018 - United Nations human rights experts deplored Saudi Arabia's continued use of counter-terrorism and security-related laws against human rights defenders and urged the release of all those detained for peacefully exercising their rights. "The rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are ...

In a statement on the second anniversary of Saudi Arabia's last mass execution, of 47 adults, UN human rights experts and groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have decried the latest crackdown on dissent, which began after Prince Mohammed bin Salman became the new ...
"The Israelis and the United States have regularly referred to an alliance against Iran--that includes Israel, the United States and Saudi Arabia," said Bill Fletcher, racial justice and international human rights activist. Israel has been angling for all out war in the Middle East along with America and primarily ...
Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels from the Houthi movement towards its capital city Riyadh on Tuesday. ... Harry Ridgewell; Human Rights Watch researcher Nick McGeehan has spent years uncovering abuses of the migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the ...
Haifaa al-Mansour, Mahmoud Sabbagh, Reem al-Bayyat and other Saudi directors worked on their movies in Saudi Arabia and their teams mainly consisted of Saudis. However, the movies were screened outside the kingdom because someone decided on behalf of people that Cinema corrupts morals, ...
Saudi Arabia has permanently shut down its only land border with Qatar, as tensions between the kingdom and the emirate persist. ... According to Arab News, Prince Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled ...
I of course would have pleaded against a favorable vote. There is no ambiguity in the matter." "We must be determined to double-down on our efforts to promote women's rights as well as the universal values of human rights," he said. Others were even more critical. "Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women's ...
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led a coalition of Arab countries against the Houthi armed group, which controls much of Yemen. There has been nothing bold or transformative about his coalition's relentless bombing of Yemen's civilians while denying to hold any of his own forces accountable for their ...
Jeddah: The National Society for human rights has affirmed its support for Anti-Discrimination laws. In a recent tweet, the NSHR said: "The principle of #No_discrimination is a comprehensive principle in international human rights law. It has been affirmed by all major human rights treaties." The NSHR is ...
Today, "in the case of US allies such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and The Philippines, the [Trump] Administration is fully justified in emphasizing good relations for a variety of important reasons, including counter-terrorism, and in honestly facing up to the difficult tradeoffs with regard to human rights," Hook writes ...
To the editor: I condemn, along with Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al Faisal, President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. ("No, Mr. Trump, Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel," Opinion, Dec. 15). But when Al Faisal's reasoning begins by condemning President Truman's very recognition of ...
Saudi Arabia announced the alliance in December 2015 to fight ... law with vague and broad definitions of terrorism, Human Rights Watch said.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomes British .... failure to condemn Saudi Arabia's appalling human rights record, but ...
The rise in Saudi Arabia's lobbying efforts come as the kingdom's ... failure to condemn Saudi Arabia's appalling human rights record, but now ...
'A Nation without Violations' campaign gains ground across Saudi Arabia ... various sectors, including human rights and justice organizations, ...
The commission held in-depth discussions on issues such as Israeli human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian Territories. (AN photo) ...
(New York) - Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law includes vague ... in some cases punishable by death, Human Rights Watch said today.
A Lebanese woman holds a placard supporting the outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return from Saudi Arabia during the Beirut ...
But human rights groups like Amnesty International and human rights .... He's happily partied with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and ...
As FAIR pointed out, hyping "reform" in Saudi Arabia has a been regular ... Recently, Ken Roth, head of Human Rights Watch, called Nicolas ...
Saudi Arabia was reacting to a missile fired on November 4 from Yemen at ... have spoken to Saudi Arabian officials, including Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. ... Human Rights Watch suggested the Council consider sanctions ...
Saudi Arabia: corruption Arrests Raise Due Process Concerns ... over corruption allegations raises human rights concerns, Human rights ...
An Egyptian human rights lawyer and prominent critic of President Sisi ... controversial decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, ...
But let's assume that Sophia's shiny-new Saudi Arabian citizenship has ... it's not just marketing and that Saudi Arabia has granted rights to Sophia, ... For example, the Universal Declaration of human rights, which was ...
Saudi Arabia responded to the attack by claiming Iran, which it ... said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.
The President of human rights Council urged governments to ..... also had failed to condemn violence in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, ...
"I want to thank very much the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," she said in a .... Lab, says she doesn't see a movement to give robots human rights.
Giving AI anything close to human rights would allow firms to "pass off both ... like Saudi Arabia would offer a robot citizenship, even as a stunt.
UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said criticism of Saudi Arabia's human rights record is "not helpful" for Britain's arms sales to the ...
Bombshell NSA Memo: Saudi Arabia Ordered Attack on Damascus ... of the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted in a story ...
"The right to food is one of the basic human rights principles that Saudi Arabia is keen on consolidating," she said. "The Kingdom seeks to ...
Saudi Arabia Could Be Spending $500 Billion to Make a City to Rival Dubai ... to truly turn around the country's marginal human rights record.
For campaigners, this is shameful; like Indonesia under Suharto, Saudi Arabia has a poor human rights record and is one of the FCO's human ...
Saudi Arabia--a key U.S. ally in the Middle East which also happens ... of massive human rights abuses--is planning on moving forward with a ...


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