Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

Category: Legal

UAE bans drones for a month after Houthi attack

Published by Al-Araby The United Arab Emirates has banned the use of drones for one month, days after Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a deadly drone and missile attack on Abu Dhabi. “The Ministry of Interior is currently stopping all flying operations for owners, practitioners and enthusiasts of drones, including drones and light sports aircraft,” the […]

Yemen: Air strike on prison leave more than 200 dead

Published by Al-Araby More than 200 people were killed or wounded in an air strike on a prison and at least three children died in a separate bombardment as Yemen’s long-running conflict suffered a dramatic escalation of violence on Friday. The Houthi rebels released gruesome video footage showing bodies in the rubble and mangled corpses […]

Is Saudi Arabia standing as one with China against Uyghurs?

Published by Al-Araby The lives of two Uyghur businessmen hang in the balance as Saudi Arabia becomes the latest Muslim nation to join the ranks of countries willing to kowtow to China and deport those from the Muslim minority taking refuge on their soil. Wali Hamdullah and Nur Muhammed Rozi, whose Hajj pilgrimage from Turkey […]

Super Cup: Amnesty calls on sides to stand up in Saudi

Published by Al-Araby Amnesty International is calling on the four clubs involved in the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia this week to take a stand over women’s rights and equality issues. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will compete in the revamped Super Cup in the Saudi capital Riyadh from 12–16 January […]

Human rights groups welcome Saudi princess, daughter release

Published by Al-Araby Human rights groups have welcomed the release of a Saudi princess and her daughter after almost three years in detention. Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 57, was detained along with her daughter Souhoud Al-Sharif in 2019, reportedly when preparing to travel to Switzerland for medical treatment. Both were held in […]

Saudi, Ethiopia authorities ‘mistreating Tigrayan refugees’

Published by Al-Araby Riyadh has been urged to stop deporting Tigrayan refugees after thousands of them were detained, mistreated, and forcibly disappeared by Ethiopian authorities upon their return from Saudi Arabia. Ethiopians, including Tigrayans, have fled years of war, human rights abuses, and economic hardships at home for abroad, including to nearby Saudi Arabia. The […]