Saudi Arabia Executes 81 People In 1 Day For “Terror Offences”: Report

Saudi Arabia said it executed 81 people in one day. (Representational) Riyadh: Saudi Arabia said Saturday it executed a record 81 people in one day for a variety of terrorism-related offences, exceeding the total number it sentenced to death in total last year. All had been “found guilty of committing multiple heinous crimes”, the official … Read more

Saudi Blogger, Activist Raif Badawi Freed From Jail After 10 Years

Raif Badawi arrested and detained in Saudi Arabia in 2012 on charges of “insulting Islam.” Montreal, Canada: After 10 years in prison for “insulting Islam”, Saudi blogger and human rights activist Raif Badawi, who has become a symbol of freedom of expression around the world, was released on Friday. “Raif called me. He is free,” … Read more

Saudi Arabia Shops Are A Sea Of Red – But Don’t Say “Valentine’s”

Saudi Arabia: Red clothing are displayed in Saudi shopfronts. Riyadh: Red clothing and underwear are displayed in Saudi shopfronts, but the increasingly popular Valentine’s Day promotions are missing one thing: the festival’s name. While sales surge and Valentine’s gifts become more common among the youthful Saudi population, the word “Valentine’s” is nowhere to be seen. … Read more

Saudi Princess, Jailed Without Charge For 3 Years, Freed

Saudi officials were not immediately available to comment on the case. (File) Riyadh: Saudi authorities have released a princess and her daughter who had been held without charge for nearly three years in the capital, a human rights group said on Saturday. Basma bint Saud, 57, a royal family member long seen as a proponent … Read more