Saudi Arabia.

Groom Divorces Bride Because She Was Too Busy Texting To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

A newlywed is being divorced by her husband because she spent the very first hours of their marriage texting her friends, it has been reported. The un...

Saudi Arabia Takes A Small Step Forward For Womankind

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

Brides in Saudi Arabia will be given copies of their marriage contracts for the first time in history. The privilege has been one reserved only for gr...

What Do Saudi Arabia and Ikea Have in Common? They Both Want to Go Solar

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

A few months before, at a gathering in May 2015 convened by the French government ahead of the Paris climate talks, Saudi Arabia's oil minister was asked about his country's strategy after the end of the oil era. His answer: We will keep exporting energy, except it will be solar power which we will sell to the world.

President Obama's Last Opportunity With the Gulf

Sayed Alwadaei | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Politics
Sayed Alwadaei

Here comes one last opportunity: don't squander it. Our own civil rights leaders are in prison. If President Obama mentions no one else, let him raise the case of Zainab Al-Khawaja, or the Saudi youth Ali Al-Nimr who faces crucifixion, and hold them up as high as Rosa Parks. Ordinary acts face extraordinary repression in the Gulf, but there remains a chance to change that.

A Shameful Silence

Luke Boddam-Whetham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK
Luke Boddam-Whetham

In 2012/13 I had the good fortune to travel to Yemen, that beautiful country at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula. I was working with a local organisat...

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Beyond: The Rampant Hypocrisy Behind UK Foreign Policy

Andrew Smith | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

How can it be the case that peaceful protesters and campaigners are arrested for blocking a road, yet regimes that systematically oppress their own citizens and kill others in wars of aggression are given the red carpet treatment and plied with weapons?

Driving Is ‘Dangerous And Exposes Women To Evil’ Insists Saudi Cleric

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK

Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric has voiced his support for the kingdom's ban on women driving, arguing it is "a dangerous matter that exposes women ...

Saudi Man Shields Veiled Wife With Headscarf AND Glass Partition And Everyone Has An Opinion

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

A photograph, purportedly of a man sharing a meal with a woman assumed to be his wife in Saudi Arabia, has divided the internet. The image – which r...

Doctor 'Inadvertently' Flies LGBT Flag Above House... In Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK

A Saudi man was arrested last week after flying a rainbow flag “unaware” of its homosexual symbolism. According to CNN, the doctor bought the flag...

All-Female Crew Land Fleet's Largest Plane In Saudi Arabia (But Can't Drive A Car There)

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

An all-female flight crew have made history after touching down in Saudi Arabia in a Royal Brunei Airlines 787-Dreamliner aircraft. But despite succe...

Britain's Role in Yemen's Civil War Is Largely Ignored  - and it's Devastating the Nation

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Ali Reza Naraghi

World attention on the conflict in the Middle East is primarily focused on Syria and Iraq, and much less so on the catastrophe in Yemen, which has cost the lives of thousands of people and forced millions to flee their homes. The Saudi monarchy, with Britain's open support, has been waging war on Yemen for a year, and yet few Britons know anything about it.

Arming Saudi Arabia: Philip Hammond at the Controls

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Maybe we shouldn't fret. As with the old reggae producers (King Tubby et al), we've apparently got our top people in the control room when it comes to the Saudi-Yemen onslaught (Philip Hammond, you might say, is "at the controls"). No, let's stop worrying and learn to love the bombing campaign in Yemen. Now repeat after me, "We have some of the most stringent export controls ...".

Why Campaigners Are Threatening Legal Action to Stop UK Arms Exports to Saudi

Andrew Smith | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Countries like Saudi Arabia aren't just buying UK arms, they are also buying political support and very often silence about the human rights abuses they preside over. Changing this will take more than the cancellation of a few licences. It will need a complete overhaul of government foreign policy and an end to the hypocrisy at the heart of it.

Saudi Minister Tells Britons To 'Respect' Country's Death Penalty In Tough C4 Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister has urged Britons to "respect" his country's death penalty, as the brutal Saudi justice system strains relations betwe...

It's Time Our Government Stopped Pulling Their Punches Over Saudi Arabia

Tom Brake | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

Fundamental questions need to be asked about the UK Government's relationship with Saudi Arabia and calling the execution of 47 prisoners, some who were political prisoners only 'disappointing' is an embarrassing stance from the Government, a Government that is far too close to a regime with serious human rights abuses.

Britain's Deal With the Devil: How Money Trumped Values in Saudi Arabia

Sayed Alwadaei | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Sayed Alwadaei

The year opens with Saudi Arabia and Britain under scrutiny, and with good reason: the gains of supporting this brutal dictatorship are proving to be as short-lived as they are short-sighted.

It's Time to Support Legal Action to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

James Crawley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
James Crawley

As UK citizens it's important we stand in solidarity with CAAT's legal action, lending our signatures to their online petition, and lobbying our MPs to take a stand in the commons. It is clear, now more than ever, that the UK has to review this destructive trade relationship. It's time for the UK to #StopArmingSaudi.

The Waugh Zone January 5, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday January 5, 2016… 1) BIG BENN STRIKES The Commons is back today. Health Questions (including on t...

Britain's Response To The Saudi Executions Is Dreadfully Meek

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Politics

Britain finally mustered an official response on Sunday to the execution of 47 prisoners by Saudi Arabia, including that of a prominent Shiite cleric,...

Saudi Arabia Kills Arab Spring Cleric Among 47 Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

A prominent Shia cleric was among 47 prisoners executed by Saudi Arabia over the new year period. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was a driving force behi...

Family Of Saudi Teen Protester Facing Imminent Beheading Break Silence

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

The family of a teenager who is believed to be on the brink of execution in Saudi Arabia for attending a protest aged 15, have broken their silence, p...

Women In Saudi Arabia Are Voting For The Very First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

Women in Saudi Arabia are finally being allowed to vote - despite still being unable to do basic things like drive or open a bank account without a hu...

This Video Explains Our Murky Relationship With Saudi Arabia In Just 3 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

The controversial relationship between the West and Saudi Arabia has been under increased scrutiny in recent months, with many pointing the finger at ...

This Will Become The World's Tallest Building And It's Absolutely Stunning

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech

Just 103km from Mecca is the small city of Jeddah, a coastal region of Saudi Arabia that will soon become home to the world's tallest building, the Ki...

People Aren't Scared Of Saudi Arabia's Threat To Sue If They Compare Them To ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

People are inviting Saudi Arabia to sue them after the state reportedly threatened legal action against someone who compared its imminent execution of...