Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Behind Saudi Arabia’s execution spree

The execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr for terrorism in Saudi Arabia has sparked outrage across the Middle East and threatens to escalate to a regional sectarian Sunni-Shiite war raising global security concerns. Saudi Arabia’s decision came as a surprise. … Continue reading

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The moving labyrinth of Middle Eastern foreign policy: Turkey and Saudi Arabia

The Turkish government has recently made several moves that indicate a desire to warm its relations with Saudi Arabia, among which was the Turkish president’s presence at Saudi King Abdallah’s funeral. Some Syrian opposition members are supportive of these moves. Analysts acknowledge that Turkey dances on a shoestring when it comes to its foreign policy, though others don’t see in these efforts a necessary change in the relationship between Riyadh and Ankara. Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia and its women’s rights spree

I couldn’t figure it out until saw this press release from the UN saying how the “United Nations Special Rapporteurs on summary executions, torture and migrants expressed outrage at the beheading on 9 January of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan domestic worker … Continue reading

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