Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Suffers Indignity Of Golden Escalator Breaking Down

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK

If you’re going to enter the country via a golden escalator you’re going to turn heads, so you’d better hope there are no embarrassing glitches ...

Time To End Gender Apartheid

Sanjyot P. Dunung | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK
Sanjyot P. Dunung

I'm a serial entrepreneur and the founder of a global digital education content company, specializing in cross-cultural issues. I also happen to be a minority female from a traditional culture. I mention that fact last because it's the least relevant reason as to how and why I became an entrepreneur and how I run my business.

Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Drive For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK

Saudi Arabia says women will be allowed to drive for the first time. The landmark decision brings to an end Saudi Arabia being the only country to spe...

UK Should Stop Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia, Vast Majority Of Voters Say

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Politics

The vast majority of British voters think the UK should stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, an exclusive poll for HuffPost UK has revealed. The BMG su...

Arab Ambassadors Event Cancelled After Saudi Arabia And Sudan 'Barred From Labour Conference'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics

Arab ambassadors have cancelled their reception at Labour party conference after Saudi and Sudanese representatives were seemingly barred from attend...

Saudi Forces Have Inflicted A Terrible Bombardment On Yemen - But The UK Arms Sales Keep Flowing

Andrew Smith | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Theresa May with King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Copyright, Number 10. It was apparently without irony that the UK Mission to the United Nations marked ...

How Two Years Of Civil War Have Pushed Yemen To The Edge

Keith Vaz | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The people of Yemen are counting on us and we must answer their cries. Whenever we look back on historic humanitarian catastrophes the first question we ask ourselves is why? We can stop the suffering of the Yemeni people if we act now. Anything other than urgent action will be deemed by future generations as a catastrophic failure.

Saudi Police Arrest Woman Filmed In Viral Miniskirt Video

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

UPDATE: The unnamed woman in the video was released from police custody without charge on Tuesday evening after several hours of questioning. A statem...

Saudi Monarchy Shake-Up: 3 Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK

On Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announced a reshuffle which appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince, effectively pla...

1,000 Lashes For Raif Badawi

Ravinder Randhawa | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Ravinder Randhawa

Five years ago, on 17th June 2012 Raif Badawi was arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities, for allegedly "insulting Islam through electronic channels". Raif had taken to his keyboard and set up a liberal website. An action which would have gone completely unremarked in this country and many others.

Who Said It: The DUP Or Saudi Arabia's Sharia Police?

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK

The Tories are getting quite a bit of stick for a post-election deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a party notorious for a range of contro...

Saudi Football Team Snub Minute's Silence For Victims Of London Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has issued an apology after its national team failed to observe a minute’s silence for the victims of t...

Regardless Of Who Wins The Election, The Next Government Must Reconsider Its Relationship With Saudi Arabia

Andrew Smith | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Over the last 40 years the Saudi regime has executed thousands of people, suppressed millions more, and have created a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. Serious questions are being asked about the regime's role in the funding of terrorism and violence. Yet, despite its long list of abuses, it has been supported every step of the way by Westminster.

Donald Trump's Tweets About Qatar Could Be His Craziest Yet

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

The President tweets, the press reports, the world reacts - it’s a now-familiar cycle that has, in little over four months, covered everything from ...

Enough Is Enough: We Need Fresh Solutions To Stop Terrorism

Baroness Jones | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

Let's learn a few lessons from the mistakes of recent years. Let's value community policing and the police staff who do the vital backroom work. Let's focus the existing resources of our security services on chasing terrorists, rather than harassing environmental campaigners and Green politicians. Let us look at how our foreign policy connects with our domestic security.

Fighting Extremism While Cosying Up To Saudi Arabia Is Hypocrisy

John Wight | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
John Wight

People have the right to go out and enjoy themselves without being slaughtered. It is a fundamental right that unites people in London, Moscow, Paris, and Damascus. Those who would seek to deny them this right are the enemy of humanity and must be regarded and treated accordingly.

Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia 'Good For British Industry'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK

Amber Rudd has suggested arms sales to Saudi Arabia are good for British industry. The Tory Home Secretary said during the live BBC Debate in Cambridg...

Nordic PMs Throw Some Excellent Shade At Trump Over His Orb Picture

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK

Donald Trump was the subject of much ridicule earlier this month when he posed with a giant glowing orb during his visit to Saudi Arabia - and even ot...

Are Saudi-Funded Mosques Really A Problem In The UK?

Adam Deen | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Adam Deen

When discussing extremism and radicalisation in the UK, the elephant in the room, without a doubt, is Wahhabism. ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups all subscribe to this hostile intolerant reading of Islam. If we are serious about challenging extremism, surely we should start by stopping the mass export of intolerance and hatred of Wahhabism from Saudi Arabia to the UK.

'Brave' Muslim Woman Speaks Out On Question Time Against 'Saudi-Funded Mosques' And Wahhabism

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK

A Muslim woman has been praised for her “bravery” after speaking out against radicalisation in her community and blaming Saudi-funded clerics of p...

Utilising Sports To Counter Extremism In The Muslim World

Muddassar Ahmed | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Sport
Muddassar Ahmed

The co-existence of different faiths and ethnicities is increasingly under threat in both the Islamic and Western worlds, now is the time to build new models to bring people together and celebrate what we share: our humanity.

7 Of The Most Bizarre Moments From Donald Trump's Saudi Arabia Visit So Far

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK

We all knew Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia would produce some awkward moments - and the US president certainly hasn’t disappointed. This is T...

Donald Trump Routinely Demonises Muslims. Just Not When In Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics

Donald Trump has opted against the inflammatory language about Muslims that has characterised his political career to date during his first foreign tr...

Donald Trump Is Getting Rinsed For Doing A Dainty Curtsy For The Saudi King

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Politics

Back in 2009 Barack Obama took a lot of flack for bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia. It seems Donald Trump has learned this lesson and for some reaso...

The Trump/Russia Scandal Exploded Overnight - Here's What You Missed

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK

As Donald Trump this morning landed in Saudi Arabia on his first trip abroad as President, back in Washington the already stormy cloud that has hung o...