Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Austria defend religious centre plan

The Sun Daily 17 October 2011

VIENNA: Saudi Arabia yesterday defended its plan to fund a religious dialogue centre in Vienna saying Judaism and other faiths would be represented and that it would be free from

 

Reports: Iran caught laundering up to $400 million

Elder of Ziyon 17 October 2011

The issue of alleged money-laundering in Kuwait is no longer a local concern, but it is raising alarm in other Gulf Arab and Western countries, sources said. The sources, Gulf Arab diplomats who

 

Saudi-Backed Religious Tolerance Center Founded

Fox News 14 October 2011

VIENNA-- A Saudi-backed interfaith center was inaugurated Thursday in Vienna, igniting debate over the subject of religious tolerance. Backers hope the center will promote increased tolerance in

 

Women and the Sharia Law

antonnews.com 14 October 2011
By Bob McMillan

The recent decision by Saudi King Abdullah to allow women to vote in Saudi Arabia’s 2015 national election caused me to reflect back to an earlier period in my life. Back in the 1980s, I was an

 

Islamic superheroes: Role models or propaganda?

TODAY.com 14 October 2011
By Rick Schindler

Jabbar the Powerful is a Saudi Arabian teen with superhuman strength. Jami the Assembler is a Hungarian prodigy who can instantly create gadgets and weapons. Sami the Listener, from Sudan, has

 

Family of 36 stricken by dad’s sadistic savagery

Emirates 24/7  14 October 2011

A Saudi family of 36 have been through an intolerable ordeal of torture and beating by the father. One son has already lost a hand and another was jailed for six months. The family, consisting

 

Saud to ink accord for dialogue center with Austria, Spain

Arab News 13 October 2011
By GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN

RIYADH: A tripartite accord between Saudi Arabia, Austria and Spain will be signed in Vienna on Thursday to formally establish a premier Saudi-funded organization for inter-religious

 

Saudis, U.S. trade charges with Iran over plot

swissinfo.ch 13 October 2011
By Mark Hosenball and Parisa Hafezi

WASHINGTON/TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia and the United States traded charges with Iran on Wednesday over an alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington, deepening divisions and

 

Video: The Iranian Plot Against the Saudi Embassy

Gates of Vienna 13 October 2011

Yesterday the U.S. government announced that it had foiled an attempt by Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington D.C. and bomb both the Saudi and Israeli embassies. According to reports, the Iranians coordinated with Latin American drug cartels in their efforts to stage the attack, but were prevented from carrying out their plans after making contact with an undercover federal agent.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video report from SUN TV:

 

Maid held for casting "spell” on family

Emirates 24/7  12 October 2011

Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested an Indonesian housemaid for casting a magic spell on a local family and "turning its life upside down,” a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on

 

Major Swiss Companies Submit to Islam: Remove Cross-Shaped Swiss Flag from Their Products

Atlas Shrugs 11 October 2011

Switzerland's leading companies have removed Switzerland's cross-shaped flag from their products for the Islamic market. Swatch, Tissot and Victorinox logos, as iconic of their brand as NIKE"s check

 

Saudi bans footballers with tattoos: report

Emirates 24/7  11 October 2011

Saudi Arabia’s religious police have told foreign players with tattoos on their arms to cover such drawings while on the field, saying they are adversely affecting young Saudis, a newspaper reported

 

Mayor Bloomberg’s Jihad TV Partnership

FrontPage Magazine 30 September 2011
By Ryan Mauro

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s news company is teaming up with Saudi Prince Alwaleed? bin Talal to launch "Alarab” next year, a 24/7 news network that is sure to reflect Alwaleed’s

 

Life for Saudi women is a constant state of contradiction

The Guardian 30 September 2011
By Eman Al Nafjan

What's it like being a Saudi woman? A common question I've come to expect from outsiders – even fellow Arabs. The restrictiveness of the guardianship system, gender segregation and a persistently

 

Dog's Name Offends Islamic Watchdogs

Family Security Matters 29 September 2011
By Ashraf Ramelah

Just recently The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia interfered in a Canadian organization’s right to place an ad on Canadian television which educated Canadian consumers with statements of true facts. Yes,

 

Australians warned of Saudi kidnap threat

The Sydney Morning Herald 29 September 2011
By Adam Gartrell

The federal government is warning Australians in Saudi Arabia that terrorists may be planning to kidnap Westerners in the capital Riyadh. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's latest

 

King To Saudi Women: You Can Vote, But…

Lez Get Real  28 September 2011
By L. S. Carbonell

The celebrations for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia lasted a whole 48 hours. On Tuesday, a woman was sentenced to flogging for driving a car. She will receive 10 lashes with a whip. Amnesty

 

Saudi Woman Driver Lashed After King Grants Vote

Bloomberg 28 September 2011
By Donna Abu-Nasr

Two days after Saudi King Abdullah’s historic decision to allow women to participate in elections, two Saudi women were punished for breaking the ban on female driving: One was sentenced 10 lashes by

 

Saudi king gives women right to vote

Radio Netherlands 26 September 2011

Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday granted women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative country where women are subjected to many

 

Burqa-Clad Pole Dancer Leaves Saudi Islamists Hot And Bothered

Weasel Zippers 22 September 2011

A British fitness instructor who visited the strict Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia to teach a Saudi woman the art of pole dancing has sparked disapproval among UK Muslims back home. 27-year-old

 
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