Saudi Arabia Archive

US Professor: Mohammed Bin Salman is world’s richest Zionist
Pro-Israeli campaigners appear to be hunting for another scalp in their assault against free speech. The victim this time is a tenured Columbia university professor whose crime was nothing more than to speak out against Israel.

A network of pro-Israel activists surged against comments made by Iranian Professor Hamid Dabashi on social media. The professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at the New York University posted remarks criticising Israel for …

Saudi Arabia just criminalised sexual harassment, and everyone is making the same point
After a recent strict crackdown on women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia, the country has now approved a law to criminalise sexual harassment.

The BBC reported that the legislation will “fight the crime of harassment” while simultaneously protecting the identity of its victims, but there’s a sense of irony to be found in the fact that men and women are strictly …

Saudi women’s rights campaigners detained and branded traitors weeks before driving ban lifted
Activists said all of those arrested by state security had worked in some capacity on women’s rights issues

Saudi Arabia has detained seven women’s rights campaigners, accusing them of working with “foreign entities”, weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers. Activists said all of those arrested by state security had worked in …

Saudi Arabia sees dramatic increase in detention without trial
Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings. Saudi Arabia's attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily.

Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior Ministry database, which revealed that authorities have detained 2,305 people who are under investigation for more than six months without referring them to a judge. …

Saudi Arabia to launch first cinema in Riyadh on Wednesday
Saudi authority teams up with US-based AMC Entertainment for historic event in King Abdullah Financial District

The Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), will launch Saudi Arabia’s first public cinema this week in collaboration with US-based AMC Entertainment. The newly …

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Put His Mother Under House Arrest: Report
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly kept his own mother under house arrest, out of fear she would stand in the way of his rapid consolidation of power.

According 14 current and former US officials who spoke to NBC on condition of anonymity, Prince bin Salman has hidden the whereabouts of his mother from his father, king Salman and the public. The US official, citing …

Theresa May Whitewashes Saudis’ Reputation And Role In Yemen, It Is A National Disgrace: Shadow Secretary
The agreement “made a mockery” of the UK’s reputation as a global leader in delivering humanitarian aid.

Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, is set to sell 48 new Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia, despite Right Groups accusing Saudis of war crimes in Yemen. Kate Osamor, the shadow international development secretary, said …

Saudi Man Ironed His Son’s Genitals For Being Sexually Assaulted By A Group Of Teenagers
A Saudi Arabian father punished his own son for being sexually assaulted by ironing his genitals, a psychologist said.

The boy had reportedly been sexually abused by a group of teenagers at an unknown location in Saudi Arabia. His father then took to “punishing” him for the assault, using a “hot iron on his son’s …