Michelle Obama is just the latest in a long line of powerful American women who have greeted Saudi royalty without wearing a veil.
The president will skip a planned visit to the Taj Mahal in order to meet the new Saudi king.
Women aren’t allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but they are at Balmoral.
“No one is flying flags for the scores of people Saudi Arabia executes each year,” said the director of Amnesty UK.
The king had an austere funeral, part of Islamic tradition. He was succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman.
King Salman has a history of maintaining order in the royal family. A look at the man who will now rule a country that holds one-sixth of the world’s oil reserves.
The king’s health had been ailing for years. With Saudi Arabia being a close economic geopolitical ally to the U.S. and Britain, the change of leadership will no doubt be closely watched.
The king referred the case to the supreme court, the blogger’s wife told the BBC. Badawi received 50 lashes on Jan. 9.
The training is set to take place in the spring in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar, and is part of a broader campaign against ISIS.
The kingdom is preparing to give 1,000 lashes to Raif Baddawi, with the first round set on Friday.
The price of oil has dropped nearly 40% in six months, and nobody can pin down exactly why that is. And it’s got a lot of countries feeling nervous.
For Americans, cheap oil means less money spent each time you fill up on gas, and more to spend on everything else. But in countries depending on oil revenues, oil’s plunge is bad news.
The man, Muhammad Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, has spent 12 year at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. He was sent back to Saudi Arabia for rehabilitation after a review board cleared his case last month.
The criminal court, which usually tries terrorism cases, said the lawyers’ actions on Twitter undermined general order.
Statistics via Cornell University School of Law and Amnesty International. Numbers are state executions in 2013.
Crude prices have plunged by more than 20% in recent months. The fall means cheaper gas, cheaper flights, and generally good news for American consumers.
But they’re sending 199 men.
The #BurnISISFlagChallenge may have started as a riff on the Ice Bucket Challenge, but across the Middle East it has now grown into a larger statement against the rapid rise of ISIS.
It’s a finger lickin’ good world.
An Illinois man picked up an infection after visiting the first U.S. victim of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
As of May 2014, a total of 538 laboratory-confirmed cases and 145 deaths have been attributed to the MERS virus. Two cases have been reported in the U.S.
Raif Badawi was charged with cyber crime and disobeying his father.
At least 449 people have been infected in the Middle Eastern kingdom. The SARS-like pandemic has now spread to Europe and the United States.
In Saudi Arabia, people are wearing surgical masks in the streets as panic sets in about the deadly virus.
Reported cases of MERS have surged in Saudi Arabia in 2014 and no one seems to know why.
Apparently “رقصة البطريق” or “The Dance of the Penguin”, is massive in Saudi Arabia right now.
“The denial is an affront not only to this journalist, but to the entire White House press corps and to the principle of freedom of the press that we hold so dear,” said Steve Thomma, president of the White House Correspondents Association.
“Behind the veil,” again.