Saudi Arabia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21483/all en The Road Beyond 9-11: Women's rights key to Saudi Arabia's future http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5674587 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Still barred from driving automobiles — and obliged to defer to men in most life decisions — progress is slow.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caryle Murphy </div> </div> </div> <p>GlobalPost&#39;s Caryle Murphy and Charles Sennott take a drive through Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, to see how things are changing&mdash;or aren&#39;t.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/c761ab9ed5946-original_0.jpg?1314999722" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:09:06 06:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("c761ab9ed5946", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Saudi Arabia Special Reports Saudi Arabia Tue, 06 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Caryle Murphy 5674587 at http://www.globalpost.com The Road Beyond 9-11: Saudi Arabia's Highway 15 revisited http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5674997 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The kingdom’s youth ‘drift’ as militancy gives way to ennui.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charles M. Sennott </div> </div> </div> <p>GlobalPost&#39;s Charles Sennott takes a trip down Highway 15, where the road to September 11th began.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/acaf3e1c320e9-original.jpg?1315581242" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:09:06 06:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("acaf3e1c320e9", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Saudi Arabia Special Reports Saudi Arabia Tue, 06 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Charles M. Sennott 5674997 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120131/ethiopian-christians-face-deportation <p> The group, which included 29 women, were arrested in Jeddah in the run-up to Christmas, with the women subjected to strip searches and the men beaten and denounced as &ldquo;unbelievers.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120131/ethiopian-christians-face-deportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Saudi Arabia World Religion World Religion Middle East Saudi Arabia Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689765 at http://www.globalpost.com Oil prices drop after Saudi supply statement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120320/oil-prices-drop-after-saudi-pledge-pump-more Saudi Arabia aimed at calming oil markets Tuesday by saying that oil supplies are in excess of demand.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120320/oil-prices-drop-after-saudi-pledge-pump-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Oil Saudi Arabia Business Saudi Arabia Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:59:14 +0000 Alexander Besant 5696932 at http://www.globalpost.com Amnesty International capital punishment report: bad news and good news http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/amnesty-international-capital-punishment-report-bad-news-and-good <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Among the invaluable activities of Amnesty International is the compilation of an annual report on capital punishment. The <a href="http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=20017">2011 edition</a> was published today and it makes for interesting reading.</p> <p> The bad news: there was a more than 10 percent increase in the number of judicial killings worldwide. In 2011, 676 executions took place as opposed to 527 in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/amnesty-international-capital-punishment-report-bad-news-and-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Amnesty International China death penalty Home Iran Iraq Regions Saudi Arabia Syria United States Iran Europe Iraq Middle East Saudi Arabia United Kingdom On Europe Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:32:46 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5697864 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish court drops Saudi prince rape case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/120329/spanish-court-drops-saudi-prince-rape-case <p> Prince Alwaleed is now pursuing criminal actions against the woman, her mother and their lawyer, as well as professional sanctions against the lawyer for unethical behaviour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/120329/spanish-court-drops-saudi-prince-rape-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saudi Arabia Spain Saudi Arabia Spain Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:13:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5698293 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedish Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors quits over Saudi arms scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120329/swedish-defence-minister-sten-tolgfors-quits-over-saudi-arms-scandal <p> The plant has not yet been built, and Sweden has no ban on weapons exports to the Gulf kingdom, but the secretive nature of the deal &ndash; which Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt later confirmed had been signed with Riyadh in 2005 &ndash; caused controversy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120329/swedish-defence-minister-sten-tolgfors-quits-over-saudi-arms-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saudi Arabia Sweden Europe Saudi Arabia Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:57:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5698323 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Arabia says it has ‘no suspicions’ about Bin Laden widows and children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120429/saudi-arabia-says-it-has-no-suspicions-about-b <p> An official source told the state-run Saudi Press Agency there was &ldquo;no information or evidence of the family&rsquo;s involvement or participation in any criminal or illegal acts.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120429/saudi-arabia-says-it-has-no-suspicions-about-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pakistan Saudi Arabia Middle East Saudi Arabia Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:10:29 +0000 Luke Browne 5702357 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Arabia spends on record budget, diversifying from oil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/121229/saudi-arabia-spends-record-budget-diversifying Saudi Arabia budget surplus has allowed the Kingdom to pass the largest budget in its history.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/121229/saudi-arabia-spends-record-budget-diversifying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:28:14 +0000 News Desk 5730617 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Prince Reportedly Dropped $19.5 Million On A 3-Day Extravaganza At Disneyland Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130603/saudi-prince-reportedly-dropped-195-million-3- Prince Fahd al-Saud supposedly booked whole areas of the theme park to "celebrate his degree" with 60 guests. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130603/saudi-prince-reportedly-dropped-195-million-3-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disneyland Saudi Arabia Travel/Tourism Entertainment Strange But True Middle East Saudi Arabia Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:24:36 +0000 Megan Willet, Business Insider 5850909 at http://www.globalpost.com Shia man killed by Saudi Arabian police in restive Qatif region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130623/shia-man-killed-saudi-arabian-police-restive-q Saudi police shot and killed a man Sunday in the Shia area of Qatif.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130623/shia-man-killed-saudi-arabian-police-restive-q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saudi Arabia Want to Know Saudi Arabia Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:53:30 +0000 Alexander Besant 5865182 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi princess arrested for human trafficking in California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130711/saudi-princess-arrested-human-trafficking-califo Meshael Alayban allegedly held a Kenyan domestic worker against her will and forced her to work in the princess' Southern California condominium.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130711/saudi-princess-arrested-human-trafficking-califo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saudi Arabia Strange But True Saudi Arabia United States Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:46:27 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5881683 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat over inaction and 'double standards' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/131018/saudi-arabia-rejects-security-council-seat-ove Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry released a statement saying it had turned down the coveted membership.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/131018/saudi-arabia-rejects-security-council-seat-ove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saudi Arabia Want to Know Saudi Arabia Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:36:49 +0000 Alexander Besant 5964491 at http://www.globalpost.com