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Saudi Arabia execution rate 'truly unprecedented' - Amnesty Intl
Amnesty International says there is no evidence the latest "alarming spike" in executions in Saudi Arabia is in any way related to the battle against terrorism in general or the Islamic State militant group in particular.

04.03.2015 12:56

Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes may face death penalty – wife
Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger already sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, is to undergo a retrial for apostasy. If found guilty, he will face the death penalty, his wife told The Independent.

01.03.2015 19:45

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran – report
Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to let Israel use its airspace to attack Iran if necessary, in exchange for “some kind of progress” on the Palestinian issue, Israel’s Channel 2 TV station quoted an unnamed European official as saying.

26.02.2015 23:05

Saudi interior minister visits UK, govt to raise Raif Badawi flogging case
During a visit by the Saudi interior minister to London, it is understood the UK government will raise the issue of Raif Badawi, the imprisoned liberal blogger sentenced to public flogging in Saudi Arabia.

25.02.2015 12:12

'Foreign donors sponsor Clinton to influence her if she wins presidency'
Foreign governments are donating money to Hillary Clinton’ Foundation to influence her and her policy if she is the next president of the US, Cenk Uygur, political commentator and founder of the Young Turks Network, told RT’s In The Now.

24.02.2015 13:17

Saudi Arabia not doing enough to combat MERS – WHO
Saudi Arabia is not doing enough to control the spread of the deadly MERS virus, which has infected 50 people in the oil-rich kingdom this month alone, say WHO experts. The virus remains largely shrouded in mystery.

23.02.2015 16:01

385 die of MERS virus in S. Arabia, UN sends investigative team
As the deadly MERS virus with no vaccine caused two more fatalities in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll in the country to 385, an international team of health experts was dispatched to look into the cases.

22.02.2015 13:01

​Saudi Arabia cut 2014 oil deliveries to Asia, as China loses steam
Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude oil exporter, cut shipments overseas by 5.7 percent in 2014 following a decline in demand from China, its largest customer.

20.02.2015 11:18

US attacks on Muslims abroad is not a war on Islam - Obama
“Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid,” President Barack Obama wrote in a new op-ed to tout the “countering violent extremism” summit in Washington this week that focuses almost exclusively on homegrown Islamic terrorism.

18.02.2015 16:57

‘Military intervention in Yemen would be like throwing oil in flames’
The UN should put pressure on the Gulf Cooperation Council not to militarily intervene in Yemen, as there is already a spreading conflict around the region and it would only further deteriorate the situation, Gerald Horne, author and historian, told RT.

17.02.2015 10:23

Move over Galileo! Saudi cleric says Earth doesn’t revolve around sun
A Saudi cleric has appeared in a video rejecting that Earth revolves around the sun, claiming instead that it is “stationary.” His statements have incited a fiery response on social media.

17.02.2015 11:00