Saudi princesses held captive in royal compound for 13 years appeal for release

Saudi princesses held captive in royal compound for 13 years appeal for release

March 13 (UPI) -- The ex-wife of Saudi King Abdullah is claiming the king has imprisoned her four daughters -- Saudi princesses -- in a royal compound for the past 13 years.
JC Finley
Saudis' $3 billion gift biggest ever to Lebanese armed forces

Saudis' $3 billion gift biggest ever to Lebanese armed forces

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's $3 billion pledge to strengthen Lebanon's armed forces is the largest aid package ever given to the country's military, Lebanon's president said.

U.N. frustrated by Saudi pressure on its critics

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for the U.N. human rights office said Friday there were concerns about reports of undue pressure on critics of the Saudi monarchy.

Saudi Arabia called on to respect women's rights

BRUSSELS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A human rights consortium has called on Saudi Arabia to ease pressure on two women's rights activists sentenced to jail for defying laws on patriarchs.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak released on corruption charges

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak released on corruption charges

CAIRO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Cairo Criminal Court Monday ordered the prison release of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, pending an investigation into corruption charges.

Yemeni president arrives home amid threats

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Yemeni president returned home following a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss political transition, the government confirmed.
Iran's Rouhani preaches outreach to international community

Iran's Rouhani preaches outreach to international community

TEHRAN, June 17 (UPI) -- Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed Monday to lead a government engaged with the international community with a moderate policy.

Donations sought to save Filipino worker on Saudi death row

MANILA, April 18 (UPI) -- The Philippines government is asking the public for more donations to rescue a Filipino worker on death row in Saudi Arabia for killing his landlord.

Saudi prince tweets support for women drivers

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 15 (UPI) -- A Saudi Arabian prince said on Twitter he is in favor of Saudi women being allowed to drive.

Britain hosts Saudi councilwomen

LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- British Foreign Minister William Hague said he was honored to meet with Saudi lawmakers, including the first women to serve in the legislative assembly.

Abdullah OKs man's crucifixion for robbery

ABHA, Saudi Arabia, March 5 (UPI) -- Two leading rights groups appealed to Saudi King Abdullah to halt Tuesday's crucifixion and firing-squad executions of seven young Saudis for armed robbery.

Saudi Arabia behind religious center in Austria

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The opening last November of a Saudi-backed interfaith center in Austria has created speculation and controversy in the religious and human rights worlds.
MICHAEL MARSHALL, UPI Outside View Commentator

Kerry headed to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- John Kerry is headed to Saudi Arabia as part of his first overseas trip as U.S. secretary of state, the State Department's spokeswoman confirmed.

Saudis defend woman's beheading

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Saudi officials defended the beheading of a Sri Lankan woman for the death of a baby in her care, denouncing international criticism the country received.

Saudis behead girl for death of infant

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch has condemned the execution in Saudi Arabia of a Sri Lankan woman convicted of killing a baby in her care in 2005 when she was 17 years old.
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (R) walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) and Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniya in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 27, 2007. (UPI Photo/Omar Rashidi/Palestinian President's Office)
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