Saudi Arabia

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...

Was Theresa May's Storm In An Easter Egg-Cup A Welcome Diversion From Saudi Arabia's Abysmal Human Rights Record?

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Neil Durkin

There's a lot more one could say about Saudi Arabia's almost unimaginably bad human rights record. But unless something miraculous happens, Theresa May won't mention of any of this during her time in Riyadh. A semi-ritualistic reference along the lines of "a range of issues were discussed, including human rights" is probably all we'll get.

7 Things Theresa May Wouldn't Criticise After Outspoken Attack On Easter Egg Hunt

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May on Tuesday broke from her notoriously default no-comment position to launch a scathing attack on two British institutions for their promot...

Two Years Of UK Complicity In The Destruction Of Yemen

Andrew Smith | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Andrew Smith

Over the last two years a brutal humanitarian crisis has been forced on the people of Yemen. It has created the circumstances under which children are dying from preventable causes and people are risking their lives when they do something as normal as going to the market. The situation is dire, and unless urgent action is taken now then there are large numbers who may not survive much longer.

Murdered PC Keith Palmer's Family Remember His 'Selfless Bravery'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

The family of the policeman killed in the Westminster terror attack has thanked those who tried to save his life, and said they care that the officer ...

Pictured: Westminster Terror Attacker, As New Details Emerge Of Violent Past

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK

New details about Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood have emerged as police confirm he was also known as Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao. Masood ...

‘Girls Council’ Launched In Saudi Arabia – With No Girls

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

Given Saudi Arabia’s poor record for women’s rights, the opening of a girls’ council is certainly a mark of progress. Unfortunately, photographs...