- Saudi Activists Urge Visits to Jailed Cleric
A Saudi Arabian activist group is urging international rights organizations to seek fact-finding visits with a jailed Shiite cleric. His arrest on anti-state charges has sharply escalated tensions in Saudi Arabia’s restive eastern region.
- Saudi Arabia Upbraids Russian Statement over Shiite Unrest
Saudi Arabia considers statement of Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights Konstantin Dolgov about unrest in the kingdom’s east ‘unfriendly’, SPA state news agency reported on Sunday.
- The tense situation of Egypt’s forgotten Shia minority
Even after the historic election, this marginalised minority risk daily persecution and victimisation because of their beliefs.
- Bahrain expels US filmmaker for shooting documentary
The Bahraini regime has deported American filmmaker Jen Marlowe following the shooting of a documentary on the violent crackdown on anti-regime protesters.
- Gaddafi spy chief involved in Sadr kidnapping
Former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi’s head of protocol has implicated the ex-intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, in the abduction of senior Lebanese cleric Imam Musa Sadr.
- Iraq wants all US-stolen archeological treasures back
Iraq says it wants back all the archeological treasures, stolen by US forces in 2003, but Washington has offered to return only half.
- 2 killed as anti- and pro-govt. prisoners clash in Saudi jail
Clashes between pro- and anti-government inmates in a prison on the outskirts of Riyadh have killed two people.
- Saudi protesters continue anti-regime demos despite police brutality
Saudi protesters continue staging demonstrations against the repressive regime of Al Saud despite the violent crackdown by the security forces.
- Duped Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia
Eleven Indian workers, who were duped by a construction firm in Saudi Arabia, have been stranded in Riyadh, with their cases pending in labour courts for over a year.
- Red Cross says Syrian conflict now a civil war
GENEVA: The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday it now considers the conflict in Syria to be a full-blown civil war, meaning international humanitarian law applies throughout the country.