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SAUDI ARABIA ON TRACK TO BEAT ANNUAL RECORD OF 192 EXECUTIONS

This is already a 26-percent increase on the number of people put to death in 2014.

Mugrib al-Thanyan was executed after he was found guilty and sentenced to death for shooting and killing a fellow citizen following a dispute, a statement from the Interior Ministry read. 50 more words

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Saudi King Salman leaves France after beach controversy

The king and his 1,000 person entourage cut a planned three-week stay short after 150,000 sign petition over beach closure.

Via the Irish Times: 177 more words

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Another Cinderella story

My first trip to Riyadh was exciting and scary at the same time. I finally had a reason to travel to Saudi Arabia, couple of months before moving there. 182 more words

Expats

Foreign Office drops reference to the abolition of the #deathpenalty

In a previous post (20 July) we reported on the correspondence we had with Mr Glen MP concerning the government’s policy towards Saudi Arabia.  This was prompted by the increasing number of executions and public floggings taking place.  346 more words

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AIR SHOW IN BAHA

The Saudi Hawks team arrived today in Aqeeq governorate of Baha for an air show starting as part of the ongoing summer festival in the southwestern province.

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Video Shows the Beginning of Saudi-Led Coalition's Ground War in Yemen

Since beginning an aerial campaign in March to halt the territorial gains of Houthi rebels in Yemen, the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has managed… 428 more words

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