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War in Yemen Anti-war groups ask US lawmakers to end support to Saudi-led war in Yemen

Despite the assurances given by US president Joe Biden earlier this year, the US continues to extend crucial military support to the Saudi-led coalition’s war efforts in Yemen

Canada arms sale Rights groups ask Canada to stop its weapon sales to Saudi Arabia 

The Justin Trudeau-led government in Canada has repeatedly ignored similar calls in the past, claiming that “there is no serious risk” of its military equipment being used for human rights violations in Yemen 

Saudi jails Hamas members Saudi Arabia cracks down on Palestinian resistance movement

69 Jordanian and Palestinian citizens accused of being members of Hamas were sentenced to prison by a court in Saudi Arabia. Hamas has claimed that the verdict is a result of warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel 

Saudi-Arabia-torture Extent of Saudi prison torture revealed in new report 

The report by the Human Rights Watch exposes the lack of accountability for the extreme acts of torture, as well as the complicity of the Saudi legal and other institutions in covering up and enabling these human rights violations to continue unabated

Saudi activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah released from jail

The activists who worked for the rights of women and of the Shia minority were in prison for nearly three years and were released following the completion of their sentences

South African court orders judicial review of permits for arms export to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The court also ordered the government body responsible for implementing the country’s  National Conventional Arms Control Act to publicly disclose the names of all South African companies that have obtained permits to export weapons to the two Arab countries

Saudi-led coalition announces a halt to airstrikes targeting Houthis in Yemen

The breakthrough, which is reportedly a result of Omani mediation, comes even as the Houthis and forces of Saudi-backed Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi continue fighting over the Marib province

Stone structures found in Saudi Arabia predate Pyramids and Stonehenge

These structures named mustatil, the Arabic word for rectangle, are more than 7,000 years old. Over 1000 mustatil structures exist in an area of 200,000 square kilometers

Aid worker sentenced to 20 years in Saudi prison

Abdulrahman al-Sadhan was arrested in March 2018 from Red Crescent’s Riyadh office without a warrant.

Saudi aid worker sentenced to 20 years in prison

It is believed that Abdulrahman al-Sadhan has been convicted in connection with operating an anonymous Twitter account that was critical of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia and the policies of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

After years of blockade, Saudi-led coalition allows four ships to dock at Hodeidah in Yemen

Four ships carrying gas oil, LPG and fuel oil were allowed to dock at Hodeidah port. The Saudi-led Gulf military coalition’s blockade of the city has led to one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the century

Houthis demand lifting of air and sea blockade before agreeing to ceasefire

The chief negotiator for Ansar Allah said the Saudis should end their devastating air and sea blockade of the country if they are serious about implementing the ceasefire

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