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Rasid - 05/01/2013 - Views: (2032)
Activists and intellectuals have petitioned Saudi authorities to free a prominent author two weeks after he was detained over tweets deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, campaigners said on Thursday. Turki al-Hamad, one of the best known liberal thinkers and writers ...
Rasid - 29/12/2012 - Views: (2188)
Saudi Arabian police shot dead a Shi'ite protester in the country's oil-producing east late on Thursday, local activists said on Friday, bringing the death toll from clashes in the restive area to 12 this year. They said police had opened fire ...
Rasid - 06/12/2012 - Views: (2601)
In the light of expectations for having a tense Ashura season in the Shiite regions in Saudi Arabia after the events of the last two years during which there were several confrontations with security forces, this year’s season of Ashura ...
Rasid - 07/11/2012 - Views: (7702)
- And says that the prayers of doom and destruction on human beings are "contrary to the conducts of Islam." - And calls for the adoption of "a more humane language" toward humans. - And criticizes official institutions for promoting fatwas that ...
Rasid - 15/07/2012 - Views: (3820)
A Saudi Arabian activist group is urging international rights organizations to seek fact-finding visits with a jailed Shiite cleric. His arrest on anti-state charges has sharply escalated tensions in Saudi Arabia’s restive eastern region. Sunday’s statement by the Al-Sharaq Human Rights ...
Rasid - 15/07/2012 - Views: (4319)
Saudi Arabia says police have shot dead a man who tried to firebomb a police station in a restive Shiite - majority eastern district¡ while four policemen were injured in another attack. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al - Turki ...
Rasid - 11/07/2012 - Views: (3684)
Thousands of Shi'ite Muslims turned out for the funeral of a man killed during protests triggered by the arrest of a prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern province, witnesses said on Wednesday. Mohamed al-Felfel was one of two ...
Rasid - 10/07/2012 - Views: (3689)
A Saudi man was killed and his wife and two children were injured when their car crashed off a bridge while being pursued by religious police in the conservative Islamic kingdom, a spokesman for the religious police said on ...
Rasid - 10/07/2012 - Views: (2976)
Rasid - 10/07/2012 - Views: (2840)
A prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric who was wanted by the police was detained in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province on Sunday over calls for more rights for the minority Muslim sect in the Sunni monarchy, his brother and an activist said. Early ...
Rasid - 12/02/2012 - Views: (4588)
Saudi security forces killed two protesters when they opened fire on a march in the oil-producing Eastern Province, home to a large Shia minority. Zuhair al-Said, 21, was killed as security forces dispersed a protest on Friday against the death of another Shiite demonstrator the previous day, activists said.
Rasid - 13/01/2012 - Views: (3900)
Saudi security forces killed a young protester and wounded three in the kingdom's oil-producing Eastern Province, home to a large Shi'ite Muslim minority, websites and activists said on Friday. Saudi Arabia, the world's No. 1 oil exporter, is sensitive to any ...
Rasid - 02/01/2012 - Views: (3773)
Saudi Arabia has ordered the arrest of 23 Shi'ite Muslims in the kingdom's Eastern Province who it says were responsible for unrest that has led to shootings and protests in recent weeks, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. The Sunni-ruled kingdom ...
Rasid - 30/12/2011 - Views: (3999)
Four people have been injured in an attack by Saudi security forces in the town of Awamiyah in Eastern Province. Security forces also reportedly used live ammunition during the attack on Tuesday. The hospital where the injured are being treated ...
Rasid - 05/12/2011 - Views: (3816)
When activists put out the call for a “Day of Rage" in Saudi Arabia on March 11, only one man showed up outside the courthouse in Riyadh. Khaled Johani, a 40-year-old teacher, told journalists that he knew what was coming for ...
Rasid - 02/12/2011 - Views: (3962)
Saudi Arabia has refused to allow Australian officials to visit a Shepparton man and father of five held in prison in the oil-rich kingdom for almost three weeks after being accused of blasphemy. The family of Mansor Almaribe – detained in ...
Rasid - 30/11/2011 - Views: (3710)
Shia rights watch condemn closure of the largest Shia mosque in Al-Ahsa, one of the Shia city in Saudi Arabia and ask the government to know that the continuing the discrimination might bring unrest to the country. It is the ...
Rasid - 24/11/2011 - Views: (3880)
Two people have been killed and three wounded by Saudi security forces in Qatif last night. It broke out during the funeral of two people killed last and raises the death toll to four in Eastern Province since Sunday. An activist said: ...
Rasid - 23/11/2011 - Views: (4450)
Unrest escalates after Saudi authorities refused to release al-Muheshi’s body A second youngster died by a police shot on Monday night amid the crackdown of protests in Qatif, which increased the death toll to two within 24 hours. Sources confirmed to ...
Rasid - 21/11/2011 - Views: (3846)
A Saudi lad was killed Sunday night by police fire at a security checkpoint in Qatif.  Witnesses told Rasid that Naser al-Muheshi, 19-year old, was seen lain on the ground near a checkpoint at Riyadh Street after being shot by ...
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