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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 15.01.2016 | 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 (...

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...

Saudi Arabia Sentences Palestinian Poet To Death For Renouncing Islam

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A Palestinian poet and artist has reportedly been sentenced to death by a Saudi Arabian court for abandoning his Muslim faith. Ashraf Fayadh was f...

Maid Reveals Moment Her Arm Was 'Chopped Off By Saudi Boss'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

An Indian maid who says her arm was completely severed by her Saudi employer has spoken of the moment she woke to find she was permanently disabled. ...

Flogging Reprieve Briton Karl Andree 'Humbled' By Support After Return To UK

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK

A British grandfather sentenced to more than 378 lashings for breaking Saudi Arabia's strict anti-alcohol laws said he is "humbled" after being reunit...

Philip Hammond: I Want Us To Sell More Weapons To Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond wants more UK trade with Saudi Arabia, despite calling for a “proper investigation” into claims of breaches of international humani...

Forget Corbyn, Owen Jones Says THIS Is The Bow We Should Be Offended By

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK

Just 24 hours after one national newspaper sparked furore by accusing Jeremy Corbyn of not bowing at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, the heated de...

Saudi Arabia's Execution Rate Has Hit A Grim New Milestone

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

At least 151 people have been put to death in Saudi Arabia so far this year, making it the highest rate in two decades, a new report by Amnesty Intern...

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

If Jeremy Corbyn is Offending the Saudi Regime Then he's Doing Something Right

Andrew Smith | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Corbyn should take the Ambassador's comments as a badge of honour and a sign that he's doing the right thing. However, it will take the words and actions of people from across all parties and wider society if the UK is to finally change its policy and end its support for the oppressive and authoritarian House of Saud.

Briton Facing Flogging In Saudi Arabia To Be 'Spared'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti and Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Briton Karl Andree, who had been threatened with flogging after breaching strict alcohol laws, will be released from Saudi custody within a week and r...

Nine Times Saudi Arabia Should Have Been 'Lectured' By Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

Saudi Arabia's ambassador attacked Britain's "lack of understanding" when it comes to the Middle Eastern country's human rights record and gave a star...

Brit Facing Saudi Lashing Gathers Support Of Thousands

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition calling for the release of a British grandfather who they fear could die from 350 lashes he is due to r...