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Amnesty Reveals Saudi Arabia's Staggering Execution Rate

AP/The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

One death every two days. That’s the current execution rate in Saudi Arabia, according to a report from Amnesty International published on Tuesday. ...

Why The Latest Syrian Peace Plan Is Doomed

Nehad Ismail | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The New York Times reported 17th August that the Security Council unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues t...

Yemen: Proxy War and War by Proxy

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Iraq and Syria get most of the headlines in western media given the current focus on the threat from Islamic State to European and American interests and citizens, as well as the direct involvement of western military forces in the campaign against IS. But there's also a war going on in Yemen...

Migrants Face Beheading in Saudi's Spate of Executions

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

Much has been written recently of the spate of executions in Pakistan - more than 200 now, and counting - since the moratorium was lifted last December. While this spate of execution surely merits the international condemnation it has provoked, it must not be permitted to obscure the nightmare that is being faced by Pakistani citizens on death row in other countries. Most pressing, perhaps, is the fate of those who face execution in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi King Visit Prompts Nude Protest On French Riviera

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

Nude swimmers joined demonstrators on the French Riviera on Monday to protest against a public beach being closed to locals during a visit by a billio...

Salman at the Beach: The Saudi King's Commandeering of a Stretch of the French Riviera Is Hardly Crime of the Century

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Yes, it puts the beach blanket babylon of the Vallauris row into perspective. How many grains of sand are there on that private beach in Vallauris? A lot, but not as many as the sum total of human rights violations in Salman's authoritarian kingdom in the past few years.

The Nuclear Deal Is Good for Iran and Bad for US Allies

Nehad Ismail | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

The media reported that a landmark Iran nuclear agreement has been finally reached on Tuesday July 14th after two weeks of intensive political bargain...

Saudi Billionaire Prince Has Just Become The Most Charitable Man Ever

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

One of the world's richest men, Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has become the most charitable ever, after announcing plans to donate his en...

Think We've Got It Bad? These Are The Hottest Countries In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

In Britain an somewhat unprecedented heatwave has seen temperatures march towards 35C - but some countries might regard that as a cool breeze. Some...

Why Are the United Nations Doing Nothing to Prevent the Genocide of the Rohingya?

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sayed Bukhari

The international community, the UN, and the Muslim nations must act now to prevent a genocide which many observers have described as second only to the Holocaust. The concentration camps are well documented and there are several rumours of mass graves.

No, Ambassador: It's Not 'Meddling' to Call for Free Speech in Saudi Arabia

Robert Sharp | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Robert Sharp

As the Badawi case has shown, dissent in Saudi Arabia, as in many countries in the Middle East, is brutally suppressed. Yet Saudi Arabia is in fact a signatory to the Arab Charter on Human Rights in 2009, a document that guarantees the right to freedom of expression. Campaigners are asking Saudi Arabia to adhere to the standards it has set for itself.

Mystery Over Two Children From Bradford Family Missing From Turkey Flight

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Two children from the family of 12 who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join extremists are not recorded as having boarded the flight to the...

Fears For Bradford Family Of 12 Missing After Flying To Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

West Yorkshire Police are "extremely concerned" for the safety of 12 members of a Bradford family who are missing after travelling to Turkey following...

Women Might Be Allowed To Drive In Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Saudi Arabia is considering allowing women to drive without a man's permission, but many in the country remain sceptical of the new reforms. The co...

The Struggle to Free Raif Badawi

John Sargeant | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The struggle I care about is to set Raif, and all those that would dare to think and speak their mind, free.

Saudi Arabia Is Recruiting For Eight New Executioners – No Experience Necessary

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight new executioners to fulfill its increasing number of death sentences. No special qualifications are required...

Never Mind the Ballots, I'm Voting for Raif Badawi!

Neil Durkin | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

The boring campaign. The puerile campaign. The too-close-to-call-but-I'm-going-to-go-on-about-the-endless-permutations-of-possible-coalition-deals-any...

Saudi Arabia's First 'Halal' Sex Shop Could Be Opening Soon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

An entrepreneur says he hopes to open the first “halal” sex shop in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In comments reported by Arabic news ...

No Mention of Yemen From Those Hoping to Win Your Vote

Mark Flanagan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Mark Flanagan

Don't worry. In three weeks it will be all over and we will just have a few more days of the media speculating on the make up of the coalition. You can certainly respond to the knock on your door knowing it won't be a politician.

Yemen: The New Battleground Front in Saudi Arabia and Iran's Cold War

Dilly Hussain | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

For many observers, the Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis is the latest episode in an ongoing wider cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Yemen, many argue, is the latest battleground front - joining Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria and Iraq - where the region's chief power-brokers have been locked in a proxy war for the best part of 20 years.

The Bodies Pile Up in Yemen's Civil War and Saudi Arabia's Bombing Campaign, But Who Is Counting the Casualties?

Jack Serle | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Jack Serle

The challenges stem, in part, from the lack of independent on-the-ground reporting to corroborate the proliferation of videos and tweets. Perhaps paradoxically in the digital age, the fog of war has never been denser.

Massive Sandstorm Could Wreak Havoc With Your Bank Holiday Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK

Sandstorms have caused mass disruption and even car crashes in areas of the Arabian Peninsula, wreaking havoc at large important airports. Flight c...

Yemen's Food Crisis Fuels Instability

Morgan Meaker | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Politics have eclipsed a growing humanitarian issue: Yemen's food crisis. Over half of Yemenis don't have enough to eat. That's 10.6 million people.

What the Hell is Happening in Yemen?

Nash Riggins | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

The events unfolding in Yemen over the next few days very well may impact the stability of the Middle East for generations to come. And no matter how this plays out, there are going to be a whole lot of losers.

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans and their families, but we hardly see any signs of protest.