Tag: Saudi Arabia

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Update on Yemen’s current situation

Yemen is yet again in danger of a severe hunger and food security crisis. Despite 80% of the population already relying on humanitarian aid before the coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations’ Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis predicts a huge increase of acute food insecurity by the end of the year – therefore, potentially…

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Journalist killed in Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the Saudi royal family, has been killed in the consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018, in what is now being described as murder. Mr Khashoggi had a long career in journalism in Saudi Arabia and once held a close relationship with the Saudi royal family. However,…

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Women’s rights on global agenda

International Women’s Day has this year been propelled into public discourse, a result of the myriad of events and movements instrumental in publicising the degree of sexism that women face. From the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, prompted by the uncovering of mass sexual harassment in Hollywood, to debates and referendums surrounding abortion in Ireland…

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Human rights in Saudi Arabia: the case of Ali Mohammed Al- Nimr

Ali Mohammad Al-Nimr is a name which has rapidly spread around social media in recent weeks, accused of participating in anti-governmental protests in Saudi Arabia in 2011. State media have disclosed how Al- Nimr was found guilty of a series of crimes, most notably sedition (overt conduct that tends toward uprising against the established order), breaking…

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