Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest attacks on oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia for which the Houthis have taken responsibility.
The attacks by the Houthi forces on Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais will cause a steep rise in oil prices. They also demonstrate that Saudi Arabia may have more to lose than money if it continues with its genocidal war on Yemen
The attack took place on September 1 and is the latest in a series of attacks that have destroyed infrastructure and killed hundreds of non-combatants
Amidst speculation of its rift with the Saudis, the United Arab Emirates begins rapprochement with Iran.
Recently, the Yemeni Houthis were successfully able to carry out a drone strike on an oilfield in Saudi Arabia, and currently possess drones with a range covering all of Saudi Arabia.
Murtaja Qureiris would have been the fourth teenager to be executed by the country in 2019. The government had announced an execution spree on April 23 in which a total of 37 people were executed, along with three teenagers.
At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.
Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Youssef are among the activists who have been in jail since last year and were tortured and beaten up according to reports. The trial began at a criminal court in Riyadh on March 13
A three-member British parliamentary team said that Saudi authorities at the highest levels could, in principle, be responsible for the crime of torture. The women activists were among those critics of the government who were arrested last year
The 39-year-old woman was executed earlier this week on charges of murdering her employer. Rights organizations have long criticized the horrible conditions in which domestic workers are forced to work in Saudi Arabia, with the women facing abuse and rape
Human rights activists complained that the step would further worsen the conditions of the families of the refugees who were still in Bangladesh.
At least eight women activists and a few of their male colleagues have been in jail since May. The activists who had campaigned for women’s right to drive were arrested weeks before the ban on female drivers was lifted.