Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Updated 7:46 am CDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 FILE- In this April 9, 2018 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Paris, France. The disappearance of Saudi journalist and contributor to The Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 2, 2018, in Turkey, peels away a carefully cultivated reformist veneer promoted about the Saudi Crown Prince, instead exposing its autocratic tendencies. The kingdom long has been known to grab rambunctious princes or opponents abroad and spirit them back to Riyadh on private planes. But the disappearance of Khashoggi, who Turkish officials fear has been killed, potentially has taken the practice to a new, macabre level by grabbing a writer who could both navigate Saudi Arabia’s byzantine royal court and explain it to the West. less FILE- In this April 9, 2018 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by French Prime … [Read more...] about AP Analysis: Missing writer shows Saudi Arabia’s dark side
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Ever since Franklin Roosevelt’s historic rendezvous in 1945 with Abd Aziz Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, American presidents have been enamored with Saudi kings. But nothing in the 70 plus-year history of U.S.-Saudi ties comes close to the cosmic groveling that now defines President Donald Trump’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and his slavish obeisance to its dangerous and irresponsible policies.Story Continued Below Since Trump became president, the U.S. has enabled and supported a disastrous Saudi war in Yemen; watched as Riyadh launched a political and economic war against Qatar that’s split the Gulf Cooperation Council and enhanced Iran’s influence; stood by as the Saudis virtually kidnapped the pro-American Lebanese Prime Minister in a bungled attempt to weaken Hezbollah; remained silent while the Saudis under the guise of reform cracked down on journalists, bloggers, businessmen and anyone else who dared criticize the 30-something crown prince; … [Read more...] about What Is Trump Getting for Sucking Up to Saudi Arabia?
WORLD NEWS 08/12/2018 08:01 am ET Updated 1 hour ago A dispute with Canada over jailed women activists pits Saudi feminists and allies around the world against the planet's most misogynistic government. By Akbar Shahid Ahmed When Hala Al-Dosari told her father in 2013 that she planned to join the biggest-ever protests against the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, he told her she would need to use someone else’s car ― he was too old to collect theirs from the police station if she got arrested. She agreed, but warned him he might have to go to the station anyway to sign a form for her release. She guessed he would relent. “Of course I’m going to come,” he grudgingly told her. Five years later, Saudi Arabia is still using its sprawling and well-funded government apparatus to enforce misogyny more harshly than any other internationally recognized regime. The driving ban is dead, but the legal code requiring more than 5 million adult … [Read more...] about The New Saudi Arabia Is A Lot Like The Old Saudi Arabia When It Comes To Women
A new survey of experts revealed India was the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman due to the high risk of slave labor and sexual violence, according to CNN. The Thomson Reuters Foundation released the results of its survey on Tuesday after 550 experts weighed in on women's issues to find that India was the most dangerous country for sexual violence against women, human trafficking for domestic work, forced labor, forced marriage, sexual slavery, and even more threats. The survey said India was also the most dangerous country in the world for women due to cultural traditions, pointing to acid attacks, female genital mutilation, child marriage, and physical abuse. Seven years ago, India was only the fourth most dangerous country for women. The United States was listed as the 10th country on the list, the only Western country to be included, which the foundation said was directly related to the ongoing #MeToo movement. The list also includes Afghanistan as number two, … [Read more...] about India, Syria, Saudi Arabia, DRC, United States Among Most Dangerous Countries For Women
They are now on their way to the team hotel in the south of the country after leaving Moscow.But Group A favourites Uruguay are still widely expected to clobber Saudi Arabia, the second-lowest World Cup team in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings at No. 67.Saudi team officials say the players have landed safely after their plane's engine caught fire on their flight to Rostov-on-Don for a World Cup game against Uruguay."Nothing threatened the safety of the passengers".The squad was flying from their base in St Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don ahead of their second World Cup match against Uruguay on Wednesday.Videos posted on social media showed the engine alight after landing.Flames were seen from the engine as the Russian Airlines Airbus was en route to Rostov where they take on Uruguay on Wednesday.However, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation was quick to release a statement saying that the players are safe.Saudi Arabia was drawn into Group A and lost its World … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia land safely after plane fire