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WADJDA (2012) – Written and Directed by Haifaa al-Mansour

Wadjda is not only delightful but also an immensely interesting study of the role of women within Saudi Arabian society and the cultural issues which, in the most conservative and religious households, render them virtually voiceless. 961 more words

Films

US drone strikes in Yemen, absolutely atrocious: Analyst

Press TV – January 22, 2017

Separate US drone attacks have killed four people in the southwestern Yemeni province of Bayda. The United States carries out drone attacks in Yemen and several other countries, claiming to be targeting al-Qaeda elements, but, local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks.

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United States

Saudi-led Coalition Ready to Join Fighting in Syria and Iraq

The Saudi-led anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition seeks to liberate Iraq’s Mosul and Syria’s Raqqa from the terrorist group, said spokesman for the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) and Defense Minister’s adviser Major General Ahmed Assiri. 925 more words

Opinion

Trump has Opportunity to End Obama/Clinton Weapons Sales to Anti-Woman Tyrants

By Robert Barsocchini | Blacklisted News | January 22, 2017

I attended the women’s rights rally in Portland, Oregon, today to support women worldwide and urge Trump to end Obama and Hillary Clinton’s record weapons deals with the most repressive state for women in the world, the totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia.

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United States

Abuse, Asylum, and Agency

On January 16th, CNN published an article about a handful Saudi women who decided to seek asylum in the US. Through the lens of these women’s experiences, the article explores some of the human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, like male guardianship over women and the death penalty for atheism. 853 more words

Saudi Arabia

Free Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

This January 2017 video from England is about a vigil outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London to mark the imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi… 82 more words

Human Rights

France’s Self-Inflicted Refugee Crisis

By Ulson Gunnar – New Eastern Outlook – 22.01.2017

Following rhetoric regarding Europe’s refugee crisis, one might assume the refugees, through no fault of Europe’s governments, suddenly began appearing by the thousands at Europe’s borders.

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Deception