Saudi Arabia

Saudi reform center for jihadists offers alternatives to extremists

CBS News 19 November 2014
By Holly Williams

Islamic terrorist groups get many of their recruits from Saudi Arabia. It's a sore subject for the Saudis, who are part of the U.S.-led coalition conducting air strikes against


Austrian Saudi school ‘teaching anti-Semitic values’

RT 18 November 2014

The Saudi School – a private institution for Middle Eastern immigrants in Vienna – is being investigated for allegedly teaching anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories, according


ISIS executes nearly 1,500 people in Syria in 5 months

Al Arabiya News 18 November 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed nearly 1,500 people in Syria in the five months since it declared the establishment of a "caliphate", a monitoring group


Muslim scholars' union slams UAE 'terrorist' label

The Middle East Monitor 18 November 2014
By Muslim scholars' union slams UAE 'terrorist' label

The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) expressed its surprise on Monday over the decision by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to include the bloc on the country's list


Co-conspirator of 9/11 attacks says Saudi prince financed operation

RT USA 18 November 2014

A former self-described Al-Qaeda collaborator serving a life sentence in prison now says he wants to testify in court about what he claims to know about a Saudi Arabian prince’s


Al-Arabiya Chief: No Evidence Islam is Compatible w/Democracy

Frontpage Mag 17 November 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

No Western writer could have gotten away with this. But Politico surprisingly did publish this from the D.C. bureau chief of Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya network; think a less


How Amnesty International Suppresses Free Speech

Gatestone Institute 12 November 2014
By Alan M. Dershowitz

Last month the Columbia University chapter of Amnesty International invited me to deliver a talk on human rights in the Middle East. I accepted the invitation, anxious to


Study: 29% of young Saudis spendthrifts

Arab News? 12 November 2014

A total of 29 percent of young Saudis spend their entire salaries five days before their next payday, according to a recent survey by the Prince Salman


Arab discrimination and abuse against Palestinians since 1948

the elder of ziyon - 11 November 2014

Palestinians are not allowed to become citizens of Arab countries, in accordance with Arab League Decree 1547 for 1959, "in order to preserve the Palestinian


Blair's deal with Saudis leads to questions over former PM's lucrative contract

The Daily Mail 10 November 2014
By John Stevens

Tony Blair has amassed a personal fortune since standing down as prime minister – often acting as an adviser to controversial businesses and regimes. But yesterday the hefty


Obama's Secret Deals With Saudi Arabia & Qatar

Information Clearing House 10 November 2014
By Eric Zuesse

(The following report reconstructs U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy, on the basis of what I have deemed to be reliable news accounts of his Administration's


What Makes Islamic State so Attractive? Why are young people rushing to join IS?

Arutz Sheva 6 November 2014
By Dr. Mordechai Kedar

The fact that Islamic State (formerly Daesh or ISIS/ISIL) is highly popular in the Islamic world cannot be ignored. Not a day goes by without reading about large numbers of


WIEF Dubai: Islamic finance adds up across the world 5 November 2014
By Frank Kane

Over three days of speeches, debate, policymaking, and plain old marketing one theme emerged as dominant from the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai: Islamic finance


‘Plenty of Indonesian maids’

New Straits Times 5 November 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIAN households waiting for an Indonesian maid, some for the past seven years, have been given the guarantee that they can finally secure one. The catch


Israel, October 2014: Arab Violence & More

Cherson and Molschky 4 November 2014
By Rachel Molschky

October was quite an eventful month in Israel. Arabs committed terror attacks against Jews and rioted as a reaction to their own violence. One might think these riots were the


Divorce rates in some Islamic countries top most European countries – UN data

muslimstatistics 4 November 2014

These cases are not included in the divorce statistics but if she had the freedom and choice, she would probably have applied for divorce. This is from Saudi Arabia: This woman


Muslim women consume 200-400% more alcohol than American women – WHO data

muslimstatistics 4 November 2014

The Irish and Russians have long suffered under the stereotype that their men drink excessively. And they do. Health experts insist men should enjoy no more than two drinks


Who is the Real Chickenshit?

Gatestone Institute 4 November 2014
By Bassam Tawil

Judging by their actions, most Arab leaders do not want to create yet another terrorist Islamist state, dedicated to the Muslim Brotherhood's ideology and to toppling their


Fatwa No Barrier to Saudi Arabia’s $6 Billion Bank IPO

Bloomberg 4 November 2014
By Deema Almashabi and Daria Solovieva

Not even a fatwa against National Commercial Bank (NCB)’s initial public offering could derail the biggest-ever share sale in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia’s largest bank


Blasphemous tweets land Saudi woman in the soup

Yahoo News 3 November 2014

A Saudi woman has been arrested in Jeddah for openly criticizing the basic tenets of Islam. A warrant was issued to take Suad Al-Shamri into custody after she allegedly posted

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