The current civil war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and a coalition led by Saudi Arabia is one of the worst humanitarian crises on Earth. Air strikes by Saudi Arabia, helped along by U.S. intelligence, weapons, and troops, have killed more than 5,000 civilians since the war began in 2015, and the resulting famine has…
Just when you thought we could close out a day with only a few totally insane things happening, we discover that a Saudi Arabia state media Twitter account sent (and then deleted) a message that seemed to threaten a 9/11 type event on Toronto.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team began with a mandate to investigate Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections and alleged collusion by the Trump campaign. But a new report in The New York Times is raising questions about possible support of then-candidate Donald Trump by additional outside actors, including Israeli…
Facebook has announced that it’s teaming up with the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank funded by NATO member states and their allies, energy companies, and weapons contractors to “monitoring for misinformation and foreign interference” during elections.
Norm Coleman might be vaguely familiar to you as a former senator from Minnesota and the guy whom Al Franken narrowly defeated in 2008, but he has since settled into a nice life behind the scenes in Washington. He chairs the Republican Jewish Coalition, and it was in that role that he joined Paul Ryan this month to…
The Senate voted on Tuesday not to debate a bill that would have cut off U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition that has been waging war in Yemen for the past three years by a vote of 55–44, with 10 Democrats joining with Republicans in voting to continue supporting the war.
The New York Times published a report today on the “coercion and abuse” behind Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption push, which has been spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The report is titled “Saudis Said to Use Coercion and Abuse to Seize Billions.”
Saudi Arabia gave Donald Trump and his White House a whole bunch of crazy gifts during the president’s first official visit abroad. Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Daily Beast, we now know exactly what those gifts were. The list, compiled by the State Department, is nothing short of mind–boggling.
Commerce Secretary and gazillionaire Wilbur Ross joined President Trump in Saudi Arabia, on the the first leg of the administration’s first overseas junket. There, Ross was thrilled to note that no one in the repressive religious kingdom had turned out to protest, as he recounted in an interview with CNBC on Monday…
After hearing that Donald Trump plans to dazzle the leaders of Saudi Arabia and other Muslim-majority countries with his musings on Islam during his first foreign trip as president, you may have thought to yourself, “Well, at least it can’t get any worse, right?”
At some point after President Donald Trump touches down in Saudi Arabia on Friday, he will reportedly grace the leaders of his host nation, as well as those from dozens of other Muslim-majority countries, with a speech on a subject near and dear to whatever approximates his heart: Islam.
Nasser al-Halabi* is a 26-year-old Syrian citizen who fled home, was deported from Saudi Arabia, found himself homeless in Turkey, and now works and lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Al Halabi’s precarious journey began in early 2012, after he refused to enlist in Syria’s mandatory military service. To avoid…
Manal Ahmad was being driven home from the shopping mall in Al Qassim, in central Saudi Arabia, when two men started to chase her in another car, yelling sexual catcalls from the window. The men cut them off and stopped short, forcing Ahmad’s driver to slam on the breaks.
A 27-year-old woman based in Los Angeles is getting continuous death threats on social media, and her only offense is her voice.
Outraged protesters stormed Saudi Arabia's embassy in Iran on Saturday after the execution of a high-profile cleric.
Any moment now, authorities in Saudi Arabia are set to carry out the execution of a social activist who was only 17 years old at the time of his alleged offenses.