Tag: Saudi Arabia

2 Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs

November 24, 2013 09:24                                                                             Still from YouTube video showing Bandr Swed during his ‘Free Hugs’ campaign / Saudi Free B.H Two Saudis have been detained in the country’s capital for offering free hugs to passers-by. The local police arrested them for ‘indulging in exotic practices’ and offending […]

‘Syrian rebels take responsibility for the chemical attack admitting the weapons were provided by Saudis’ – source

 EEV: Requesting 2nd source confirmation     Photo: EPA In an interview with Dale Gavlak, a Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press and Mint Press News, Syrian rebels tacitly implied that they were responsible for last week’s chemical attack. Some information could not immediately be independently verified.  “From numerous […]

Saudi princess accused of human trafficking

Woman living in California kept Kenyan maid confined to house and took passport, say prosecutors in human trafficking case  Reuters in Los Angeles guardian.co.uk,   Thursday 11 July 2013 00.23 EDT Meshael Alayban, who is accused of keeping a Kenyan maid as a slave in a human-trafficking case launched by […]

Saudi religious police boss condemns Twitter users

  The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter, which is rising in popularity among Saudis. Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – “has lost this world and his afterlife”. Twitter was the […]

Saudi women allowed to ride bikes

Photo: EPA Saudi women, who for many years have sought opportunities to operate vehicles have obtained such a right with the corresponding decision being made by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the Saudi kingdom.  However, they have only been allowed to […]

The photos Saudi Arabia doesn’t want seen – and proof Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca

Archaeologists fear billion-pound development has led to destruction of key historical sites Jerome Taylor Friday, 15 March 2013 The authorities in Saudi Arabia have begun dismantling some of the oldest sections of Islam’s most important mosque as part of a highly controversial multi-billion expansion. Photographs obtained by The […]