Stories about Saudi Arabia
2 December 2015
Saudi threatens to sue anyone who compares its penal system to ISIS, China cuts mobile phone service for ethnic minorities and Google goes to bat for fair use.
The sentence was criticised far and wide with many taking to social media, comparing Saudi Arabia's penal code and punishments to that executed by ISIS.
26 November 2015
"[Supreme] Leader in meeting with Russian president: America always try to put rivals in status of passiveness but you neutralized this policy."
19 September 2015
Saudi Ali al-Nimr was arrested when he was 17. Now, at 21, he is sentenced to be beheaded, and then have his body strapped to a cross to rot.
15 September 2015
Saudi King Salman visits an Iranian victim of the Mecca crane accident, which killed 107 pilgrims on Friday. Some say it is a PR exercise while others praise Salman
12 September 2015
A construction crane collapse that took the lives of over a hundred Mecca pilgrims right before the Hajj is raising questions about the grand expansion plans for the Mosque.
7 September 2015
Terror mastermind and Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri is set to give a series of lectures on the Islamic Spring on social media, say reports.
8 August 2015
Fifteen people were killed when an ISIS operative blew himself up in a security forces mosque in Asir, Saudi Arabia. This is the first time ISIS targets a Sunni mosque.
27 July 2015
A grief-struck Saudi mother literally dropped dead at The University of Tabuk campus which refused to admit her daughter into its medical school. Netizens react to the news with alarm.
14 July 2015
Bahraini authorities have arrested several ISIS members in the kingdom amid a media blackout. ISIS supporters take to Twitter to threaten the government.
9 July 2015
From being described as a wise statesman to being called a racist and a xenophobe, netizens react to the death of former Saudi foreign minister Saud Al-Faisal, who died today
8 July 2015
"Rights groups knew Egypt using Hacking Team spyware since 2012; Sunday's hack just proved it," says Egyptian activist Ramy Raoof.
2 July 2015
The silence of major newspapers and media outlets towards more than half a million leaked documents from Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is deafening.
29 June 2015
Bahrain is on alert following a threat by ISIS that its Shia population are its next target following attacks on Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
28 June 2015
Kuwait identifies suicide bomber to be Saudi, and arrests his driver following an ISIS attack on a Shia mosque that killed 27 people and injured more than 200.
Predictions that Bahrain could be next on ISIS’s list of mosques to be attacked are being circulated on social media. Faten Bushehri raises the red flag.
24 June 2015
Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict
Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.
23 June 2015
Information in the leaked cables range from issues with visas being granted by Saudi Arabia to female singers to regional and international policies. Reading the leaks you can reach several...
Saudi Arabia worked together with Bahrain on shaping media coverage when the neighboring kingdom faced a popular uprising, according to the documents published on WikiLeaks.
21 June 2015
Wikileaks published The Saudi Cables, which contain secret documents exposing the Saudi government's meddling in Bahrain's internal affairs during the popular uprising in 2011.