Women in Saudi Arabia can now ride bicycles in public, but officials are saying “only for entertainment.”
By royal decree, women now make up 20% of the closest thing the conservative Islamic country has to a legislature. In 2015, they will get to vote and run for office. However, they still can’t drive
The “Roads of Arabia” exhibit touring the U.S. may pique interest in Saudi Arabia’s sites, but would-be tourists must content themselves with a virtual visit: the country offers no tourism visas
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said March 14 Paris may begin supplying arms to anti-Assad rebels if partners don’t respond to a Franco-British appeal to lift the embargo.
Saudi Arabia is considering the abolishment of execution by beheading in favor of death by firing squad
Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid, two prominent Saudi human rights activists, were handed 10-year prison sentences this weekend, concluding a trial that began in June 2012, and has since gained international attention.
Al-Qahtani, an economics professor, has been an outspoken critic of the Saudi judicial system and monarchy. …
The spending habits of Saudi Princess Maha Al-Sudairi, the ex-wife of the late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, has gotten her into some trouble with the French government.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal isn’t happy with Forbes for ranking him No. 26 on its annual billionaires’ list and estimating his wealth at $20 billion. He says he’s worth more.
Ghazi al-Harbi has spent the last seven years locked up as a political prisoner. He is now readjusting to the life he was taken away from
Last week’s U.N. General Assembly session served up reminders that the next White House may have little option but to deal with a number of crises previously deferred
Report in le Monde detailing declassified intelligence reports suggest Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah had far more contacts with presumed radical allies than previously known–but security officials contend it doesn’t undermine …
Among today’s picks: factional politics in China, the emerging proxy wars in the Middle East and remembering 8-8-88 in Burma.