Woman in S.-Arabia executed for ‘practising sorcery’

An executioner in the northern province of Jawf in Saudi Arabia has beheaded Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar on Monday for “practising witchcraft and sorcery,” the interior ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency. It is not clear how many women have been executed in Saudi-Arabia, but another woman was beheaded in [...]

Amnesty: new wave of repression against reformists and protesters in Saudi Arabia

The last nine months has seen a new wave of repression in Saudi Arabia as authorities have cracked down on protesters and reformists on security grounds, according to Amnesty International. In a report, published on Wednesday 30 November, Saudi Arabia: Repression in the Name of Security, the organization says that hundreds of people have been arrested [...]

Sanctions against Syria and other stories

SYRIA – Sanctions – Arab foreign ministers on Sunday agreed sweeping sanctions against Damascus to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for failing to halt a deadly crackdown on protests, as the death toll in Syria kept on climbing, AFP reported from Cairo. As another 23 civilians were reported dead in Syria, the 22-member Arab League [...]

Saudi Arabia executes 68th convict ‘by the sword’

The medieval kindom of Saudi Arabia has again beheaded a man convicted of murder. That raises the number of executions in the kingdom this year to at least 68. The execution was in Najran in the south. The Saudi interior ministry said that the convicted Mohammed al-Jawad had shot dead a fellow Saudi. The list [...]

Arab Spring and the Environment

The Arab Spring movement has radically changed the political landscape of the Middle East and North Africa. At this critical juncture many are asking questions about the impact these change will have on environmental issues in the region. There have been regime changes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya in addition to uprising in Syria, Yemen, [...]

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