Saudi Arabia

 Responding to the arrest of prominent human rights defender Mohammed al-Bajadi in Saudi Arabia today, Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns, said: “This new arrest is yet another ominous development in the relentless crackdown on human rights activists in Saudi Arabia."

The Mwatana Organization for Human Rights and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Clinic submitted a new report to the United Nations that is highly critical of Saudi Arabia's human rights record.

A human rights watchdog group has lashed out at the United Nations for appointment of Saudi Arabia as a member of a committee on gender equality, despite Riyadh’s massive discrimination against women.

A prominent Indian expert on international affairs on Thursday said that Yemen conflict was a domestic issue, but was escalated by Saudi Arabia, its allies and the US.

Professor Rodney Shakespeare made the remarks while discussing a new poll that shows a majority of Britons oppose London’s weapons sales to Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has admitted to the use of banned cluster bombs during its relentless airstrikes on Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has announced a renewable 48-hour ceasefire to begin at noon Saturday in Yemen, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reports.

The Iranian foreign ministry blasted the Riyadh government for claiming that the Yemeni army and popular forces have targeted the holy city of Mecca with a ballistic missile, and said such lies are aimed at gaining political benefits.

This just in: The United States has called on Saudi Arabia to halt (US-backed) airstrikes against Yemen and accept that there is no military solution to the conflict!

The Saudi regime has once again violated the ceasefire in Yemen, carrying out airstrikes on the impoverished Arab country.


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