updated Tue. February 27, 2024
April 20, 2018
Saudi air defences intercepted a "ballistic missile" fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern coastal city of Jizan, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said. It was the latest ... In March, an Egyptian labourer became the first known fatality in a rebel missile attack on the Saudi capital. Saudi ArabiaÃâÃÂ ...
Middle East Eye
April 20, 2018
Human rights activists have criticised the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia after he was filmed in the recently besieged eastern province city of Awamiyah ... Ameen Nemer, a human rights activist originally from Awamiyah, said the ambassador was seeing "things through the Saudi authorities' eyes".
April 19, 2018
Saudi Arabia has been embroiled in a long running conflict with southern neighbour Yemen since March 2015. In March 2015, the kingdom launched a coalition of Arab states fighting to roll back Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen and restore the country's internationally-recognised government to power.
AMN Al-Masdar News
April 18, 2018
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 A.M.) – Video footage (below) has been released showing the moment that Houthi rebels engaged a truck full of Saudi-backed fighters in Yemen's Al-Jawf Governorate. Houthi forces employed an anti-tank guided missile system (likely of the Russian-built Konkurs or Fagot type) toÃâÃÂ ...
April 18, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: In an unprecedented public appearance in Saudi Arabia, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, said that religious leaders have a moral obligation to speak out when “some of our fellow believers, like the terrorists, are notÃâÃÂ ...
April 12, 2018
Saudi air defences intercepted a missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern city of Jizan on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the ... The strike comes after Saudi forces on Wednesday said they intercepted rebel ballistic missiles fired at Riyadh and the south of the kingdom, where twoÃâÃÂ ...
April 11, 2018
Yemen's Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, saying the projectile traveled more than 800km into the kingdom on ... said the attack came after Saleh al-Samad - president of the Supreme Political Council that runs Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and other rebel-held areasÃâÃÂ ...
Human Rights Watch
April 5, 2018
(Beirut) – The prominent Saudi human rights activist Fahad al-Fahad has served two years in prison since his April 2016 arrest and subsequent ... warrant the reformist label, a good start would be the immediate release of imprisoned activists and dissidents who never should have been arrested in the firstÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
April 3, 2018
In a statement carried on Al Mayadeen television in Yemen, the Houthis said the missile strike avenged the Yemeni civilians killed Monday in a Saudi aerial assault on Al Hudaydah, the only Yemeni seaport controlled by the rebels. At least 14 people, including children, were killed after they venturedÃâÃÂ ...
March 25, 2018
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Yemen's Shiite rebels fired a barrage of ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia late Sunday on the third anniversary of a kingdom-led war in Yemen, with fragments of one missile over Riyadh killing one person and wounding two. The casualties were the first in SaudiÃâÃÂ ...
March 12, 2018
Lawmakers have introduced dueling Senate resolutions regarding US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, spotlighting a cross-party split ahead of next ... US concern about the rising death toll and damage to civilian infrastructure in the 3-year-old intervention against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
March 12, 2018
SRINAGAR, India — A gun battle between Indian troops and rebels on Monday killed three insurgents in disputed Kashmir and triggered more anti-India ... Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, which in recent years has seen renewed rebel attacks and repeated public protests against Indian rule.
March 11, 2018
Hammuriyeh, Syria — A delegation from Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta was on Sunday considering a partial evacuation deal to halt a fierce ... guarantee exit for those that want to leave, both civilians and rebels, from Hammuriyeh to other areas in Syria under rebel control," the delegation member said.
March 10, 2018
Al-Hamdi served mostly under Ali Abdullah Saleh - the president who stepped down and fled to Saudi Arabia following protests in 2011, and who was killed by Houthi rebels in December last year in Yemen. "History is repeating itself. There is a history of Saudi intervention in Yemen, from the revolution inÃâÃÂ ...
March 9, 2018
Manama: When a spate of terrorist attacks targeting Saudi Arabia in recent years began authorities turned their attention to the scourge of extremism that had been infiltrating society. While they focused on nabbing terrorists, no one thought to investigate women—the idea of a woman terrorist was nearlyÃâÃÂ ...
March 5, 2018
Bin Salman's visit, which will also include being entertained by the royals in Windsor, is expected to be the precursor for further UK-Saudi arms deals. CAAT is one of several groups organizing protests against the crown prince's visit. In the interview with Afshin Rattansi, Smith attacked the UK foreignÃâÃÂ ...
March 4, 2018
May's main focus is not on the unnumbered Yemeni civilians who continue to die as a result of the Saudi-led, British-backed bombing campaign. It is not on the way Saudi counter-terrorism laws and courts are still being used to persecute human rights activists, independent journalists and dissidentÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
RIYADH – An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's strong condemnation of the terror attacks on the French Embassy and French Institute as well as National Army headquarters in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reportedÃâÃÂ ...
February 24, 2018
Iran's support for Houthi rebel militia in Yemen could see ballistic missile expertise escape into the hands of terrorist groups such as al Qaeda, the Saudi government has claimed. Mohammad Al Jabir, Saudi Ambassador to Yemen, said Tehran's alleged supply of ballistic missiles to the Shia militiaÃâÃÂ ...
February 9, 2018
A Saudi activist, who questioned the normalisation of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, has been detained in her home country, and could face up to five years in prison, a UK-based rights group said. Noha al-Balawi has reportedly been under detention in the northwestern region of Tabuk for more thanÃâÃÂ ...
February 8, 2018
As Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touts moderate Islam and makes a public display of giving women more rights, human rights activists say the country is quietly arresting women's rights activists. Human rights activist Noha al-Balawi, who is based in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, has beenÃâÃÂ ...
The National Interest Online
December 31, 1999
Dissidents can become Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's greatest assets, if he continues to reform and modernize. ... paid no heed to women activists—and in fact made matters worse for the Saudi kingdom's image by ordering the arrest of Raif's sister, the women's rights activist Samar Badawi.
December 31, 1999
A Saudi court has sentenced an activist to six years in prison over criticizing Riyadh's human rights violations and the country's three-year war on Yemen. ... with almost all of the country's human rights activists now silenced or imprisoned,” Dana Ahmed, the Amnesty's campaigner on Saudi Arabia, said.
December 31, 1999
A Saudi court sentenced human rights activist Issa al-Nukheifi to six years in prison on Wednesday over tweets critical of the government, a rights group ... "Instead of engaging with activists on reforms, the authorities are going after them one by one, with almost all of the country's human rights activists nowÃâÃÂ ...