Saudi Arabia.

Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis

Peter Rolton | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Peter Rolton

One thing is for sure: any plan based on restricting access to cheap fuel is doomed to fail from the start, so we have no other choice but to address the problem and create long-term, sustainable solutions.

Saudi Blogger Could Now Face Death Penalty

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK

The Saudi man who was imprisoned and publicly lashed for a blog could be retried for apostasy - which carries the death penalty. Raif Badawi, 31, ...

Saudi Arabian Men Arrested For Dancing At Birthday Party

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

A group of young men have been arrested by Saudi Arabia’s morality police for the act of dancing at a birthday party. The news website Ayn al-Yo...

Saudi Cleric Makes Groundbreaking Scientific Discovery

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

A Saudi Arabian cleric has made a groundbreaking discovery that could redefine science in the 21st century –- the Earth does not rotate. What’s mo...

Stop Giving Rapists the Royal Stamp of Approval

Samantha Rea | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Samantha Rea

Westminster Abbey claimed that failing to fly the flag at half mast in tribute to King Abdullah would, "make a noticeably aggressive comment." Actually, I don't think it would be aggressive enough.

As Westerners Flee Yemen, Saudi Arabia And Egypt Prepare To Arm Tribes

AP | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia armi...

This Saudi Historian's Comments About Rape And Women Who Drive Will Make Your Blood Boil

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

A Saudi Arabian historian has appeared on national TV to deliver his theories as to why the country is the only one in the world to ban women from dri...

7 Questions Prince Charles Should Ask While In Saudi Arabia (But Probably Won't)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

Prince Charles is currently on a six-day tour of the Middle East and reports suggest he is set for a confrontation with Saudi officials over the fate ...

In the Name of Morality

Robin Lustig | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

After the brutal murder of its captured pilot, Jordan says it intends to step up its air strikes against IS targets and to defeat "this terrorist organisation [that] is not only fighting us, but also fighting Islam and its pure values." The most useful role for the UK and other foreign powers would be to assist, with logistical, training and intelligence support, the efforts of Jordanian, Iraqi and Kurdish forces to defeat IS... Not only because it is a brutal, murderous sect threatening vital UK interests by infecting British-born fighters and others with the virus of its perverted ideology but equally because it is bringing misery to tens of thousands of people in both Iraq and Syria who now live in areas controlled by the sect.

Fresh 'Evidence' Saudi Regime 'Knowingly' Aided In 9/11 Attacks

AP/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

NEW YORK –- Fresh evidence from the lawyers of the victims of the September 11 attacks could corroborate information redacted in the near-mythical 2...

Who is to Blame for the Plummeting Oil Prices?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Saudi Arabia is not under any obligation to cut its production to help Iran, Venezuela, Russia or the US frackers in Texas and North Dakota. It suits Saudi Arabia if the frackers and shale oil producers are driven out of business.

More Outrage for Drawing Blood Not Cartoons Needed

John Sargeant | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The articles of a thousand words, detailing what is wrong with Charlie Hebdo continue. A quick line or two condemn the murder of the cartoonists. Then the rest of the piece that in life they were out of order to satirise and lampoon religion and the religious.

The Saudi Royals: Not People to Do Business With

Robin Lustig | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I understand the need for diplomatic niceties to be observed. That's why when a royal head of state dies, I'm perfectly happy for one of our royals to attend the funeral. But why on earth do we have to send the prime minister as well? ... Wouldn't it be nice if, like Germany, we could halt our arms sales to what is undoubtedly one of the nastiest regimes on the planet. And when the new king dies - he's already 79 - perhaps we could send Prince Charles on his own. I'm sure he'd manage just fine.

Saudi Arabia's Olympic Idea Will Make You Wince

AP | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Sport

The IOC shot down a suggestion by a Saudi Arabian official Tuesday that the ultraconservative nation could seek to co-host the Olympics with neighbori...

No Headscarf And Not Impressed: Michelle Obama's Face Says It All In Saudi Arabia

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama may have been by her husband’s side in Saudi Arabia to pay respects after King Abdullah’s death, but her demeanor told a...

King Abdullah and the UK: When Arms Sales Trump Human Rights

Andrew Smith | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Many of the gushing tributes to King Abdullah have painted him as a man of peace and a force for good. In reality he was the figurehead of one of the most violent and oppressive governments in the world.

Was the Attendance of David Cameron and Prince Charles At King Abdullah's Funeral, Acceptable?

Becky Hopper | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Becky Hopper

In 2015, is money more important than morality? Should we ignore the attendance of our Prince and Prime Minister at the funeral of someone who was no less than a dictator running a terrorist organisation? Surely with the general election coming up, Cameron should have perhaps considered the outrage that might be voiced in the UK rather than the importance of international relations with a corrupt, murderous government.

We Should Get Off Our Knees and Tell the Saudis Some Home Truths on Human Rights

Kate Allen | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Allen

Whether or not David Cameron and Prince Charles needed to make the geo-political pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia is probably not for me to say, but there's no question that the backdrop to their visit is striking.

Mensch Just Told David Cameron And The Queen To 'F**k Off'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics

Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch has unleashed an extraordinary tirade on Twitter, instructing both David Cameron and the Queen to “fuck off”....

People Are Furious The Government Wants Flags Flown At Half-Mast For Saudi King

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

In a gesture which could not be more emblematic of the economic importance of Saudi Arabia, the British government has declared all UK flags should be...

9 Tributes To Saudi's King Abdullah - And How We Should Also Remember Him

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

World leaders have rushed to pay gushing tributes to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia following the death of the world's oldest monarch. The king, tho...

Raif Badawi and Charlie Hebdo: Bullets and the Cane Can't Destroy Freedom of Speech

Sophia Eribo | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

I believe that free speech and violence never belong in the same arena - even if you are fighting for that freedom.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies Aged 90

AP | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful US ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernise the ultraconservative Muslim...

Why Aren't UK Ministers Manning the Free Speech Barricades for Raif Badawi?

Kate Allen | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Allen

So take that Riyadh: we're going to continue having a close dialogue with you. Messrs Cameron and Ellwood have only spoken on Badawi's plight when asked. There have been no big ministerial statements, no press releases, no primetime media interviews, and no carpeting for the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the UK, Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Once again, it seems that ministers are content to wear the Saudi muzzle... As the UK government knows full well (not least because Amnesty International regularly tells it so), Saudi Arabia's human rights record is a roll-call of shame.

Saudi Blogger 'Will Not Withstand' Second Public Flogging

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

The second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of "insulting" the Saudi state has been postponed, because his wounds from the first round ...