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Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

Concern about blogger's condition after second flogging postponed
2015-01-21
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the Saudi authorities have postponed blogger Raif Badawiâ's second session of 50 lashes on medical grounds but is very concerned about his health and urges t...
Human rights defender held in Saudi Arabia since mid-June on charge of 'annoying others'
2010-07-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Mekhlef bin Dahham al-Shammari, a writer, human rights activist and social reformer who was arrested in Saudi Arab...
IFJ Welcomes Saudi Withdrawal on Decision to Flog Female Journalist
2009-10-27
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today welcomed the decision of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz decision to cancel a Saudi Court sentence ordering a female journalist to receive 60 lashe...
Jailed and on trial for reporting human rights violations in Saudi Arabia
2014-06-21
Reporters Without Borders
Waleed Abu Al-Khair, a human rights lawyer who has been held since April, is being tried on a range of charges that include “preparing, storing and transmitting information that undermines public or...
Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger
2015-03-26
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi authorities, who alone have the power to overturn the inhumane sentence passed on Saudi blogger Raif Ba...
Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
2016-01-11
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Ar...
Long jail terms for three bloggers
2014-05-14
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for 'insulting Islam'; was in...
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
2015-12-22
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
Saudi journalist detained over outspoken newspaper columns
2013-11-06
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Tariq al-Mubarak, a blogger and columnist who writes for the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. He has been held by the Criminal Investig...
Saudi king urged to pardon blogger on third anniversary of arrest
2015-06-19
Reporters Without Borders
On the third anniversary of Raif Badawi's arrest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz to demonstrate clemency and pardon this young blogger.
Sudanese journalist held without charge in Saudi Arabia, fears extradition
2015-09-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has learned that Walid Eldoud Elmakki Elhussein, a Sudanese journalist resident in Saudi Arabia since 2000, has been held without charge for the past six weeks and, according...
Suspend the $15-billion sale of LAV IIIs to Saudi Arabia and sign the Arms Treaty (ATT)
2016-02-03
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is deeply concerned that the newly- elected Canadian government seems intent on completing the $15-billion sale of Canadian-made LAV III vehicles to Saudi Arabia ...
Yemen: journalist killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition
2016-01-22
International Federation of Journalists
Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli was killed on 17 January in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sana'a, according to news reports.

Sources Select Resources

Concern about blogger's condition after second flogging postponed
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the Saudi authorities have postponed blogger Raif Badawiâ's second session of 50 lashes on medical grounds but is very concerned about his health and urges t...
Connexions Library: Middle East Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
Conundrum - Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant
Editor
Article
2015
Media Lens
It's always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not.
Human rights defender held in Saudi Arabia since mid-June on charge of 'annoying others'
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Mekhlef bin Dahham al-Shammari, a writer, human rights activist and social reformer who was arrested in Saudi Arab...
Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi authorities, who alone have the power to overturn the inhumane sentence passed on Saudi blogger Raif Ba...
Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Ar...
Long jail terms for three bloggers
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for 'insulting Islam'; was in...
Mali, Wahabis, and Saudis
Following the Money
Mountain, Thomas
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The impact of the Wahabi movement in Mali.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
connexions
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Protests, Prosecution And Punishment In Saudi Arabia
Article
2012
Countercurrents
Saudi Arabia is experiencing protests, prosecution and punishments.
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned editor Raef Badawi to be flogged 1,000 times
Article
2014
pen-international.org
According to PEN’s Information, Raef Badawi, who was sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes , a fine, a 10-year travel ban and 10-year media participation ban for “insu...
Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants
Black, Ian
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Ethiopian workers face hostility amid 'Saudisation' campaign to control foreign labour and get more Saudi citizens into work.
Saudi Arabia's Yemen Strategy: Divide and Destroy
Horton, Michael
Article
2015
Counter Punch
While eleven weeks of airstrikes and a punitive naval blockade have laid waste to much of Yemen, most people remain resolute and what is a distinctly Yemeni sense of humour is intact. This is despite ...
Saudi journalist detained over outspoken newspaper columns
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Tariq al-Mubarak, a blogger and columnist who writes for the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. He has been held by the Criminal Investig...
Saudi king urged to pardon blogger on third anniversary of arrest
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
On the third anniversary of Raif Badawi's arrest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz to demonstrate clemency and pardon this young blogger.
Saudi Royal Family: Protecting VIPs, While Letting Ordinary Pilgrims Die
Prashad, Vijay
Article
2015
CounterPunch
In the wake of a stampede in Mecca which killed close to 1,000 Haj pilgrims, it is being reported that the columns of pilgrims ran into each other because Saudi police had closed off key roads in the ...
Saudi Warplanes Destroy MSF Hospital in Yemen
At Least Two Staff Hurt in Attacks
Ditz, Jason
Article
2015
Antiwar.com
Adding to concerns about Saudi attacks on civilians in Yemen, an overnight air raid against the capital city of Sanaa pounded a residential district, hitting several homes, a girl's school, and destro...
7 shocking facts about Saudi Arabia under ‘modernizing’ reign of King Abdullah
Article
2015
RT
Taken aback by the fulsome praise the recently deceased King Abdullah has garnered from world leaders, RT has decided to assess whether his record stands up to scrutiny.
Ten Reasons to Oppose the Saudi Monarchy
Benjamin, Medea
Article
2015
CounterPunch
During the discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, it has been strange to hear US politicians fiercely condemn Iranian human rights abuses while remaining silent about worse abuses by US ally Saudi Arabi...
Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War?
Mundy, Martha
Article
2015
CounterPunch
What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have supported in the Arab world (Iraq, Syria, Libya and Gaz...
Yemen: journalist killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli was killed on 17 January in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sana'a, according to news reports.

Sources Bookshelf

The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
Book
2012
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Press for Conversion #51
May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...

Media

Journal of Scholarly Publishing
Serving the international academic publishing community. Provides a balanced look at the issues and concerns of scholarly publishing. Solutions to the every day problems and commentary on the philosop...


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