Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Women, you are allowed to vote. – For me. If at all.

Last weekend, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has announced that women might in future be allowed to stand as candidates in municipal elections and “will even have a right to vote”. Among women’s rights activists, excitement and optimism have been … Continue reading

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Posted in Elections, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Saudi Arabia | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

WikiLeaks and Israel

When WikiLeaks announced last week that it would release hitherto secret communication between the US State Department and US embassies around the world, the levels of curiosity and anxiety were equally high. Overall though, the revelations might have bruised some … Continue reading

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Posted in Egypt, Iran, Israel, Military, Politics, Saudi Arabia | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments