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Saudi Arabia Again Fails Human Rights 101 (UNHRC)

Saudi Arabia Again Fails Human Rights 101 (UNHRC)

The [United Nations'] Human Rights Council’s review of Saudi Arabia comes at a time of serious concern about the rights situation in the country. Authorities have intensified efforts to repress and silence…

Saudi Valentines elude Puritan Morals Police

Saudi Valentines elude Puritan Morals Police

(Via AFP) Saudi Valentines defy the love police (via AFP) Red roses lurk hidden in flower shop back rooms and heart-shaped chocolates are sold under the counter, but Saudis still manage to…

Saudi Internet Activists face Crackdown

(By Human Rights Watch) (Beirut) – Activists in Saudi Arabia face a repressive and intolerant government as they advocate popular political participation, judicial reform, and an end to discrimination against women and…

Why US Clout in the Middle East is Gone (Hiro)

Why US Clout in the Middle East is Gone (Hiro)

Dilip Hiro writes at Tomdispatch.com: What if the sole superpower on the planet makes its will known — repeatedly — and finds that no one is listening?  Barely a decade ago, that…