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Attacks on Aramco oil facilities: Saudi Arabia has a lot to fear

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest attacks on oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia for which the Houthis have taken responsibility.

Aramco Houthi attacks on Aramco oil facilities reveal extent of Saudi vulnerability

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

Saudi airstrike kills 100 prisoners in Yemen Saudi airstrike kills 100 prisoners in 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

Yemen Reuters Differences rise within the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Amidst speculation of its rift with the Saudis, the United Arab Emirates begins rapprochement with Iran.

future of yemen war Saudi Arabia losing ground and allies in its war on Yemen

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.

Saudi Arabia sentences minority Shia boy on death row to 12 years in prison after international outcry

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.

Saudi Execution In a crackdown on dissent, Saudi Arabia executes 37 people

At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.

Women activists under trial in Saudi Arabia may have no access to lawyers: rights group

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

Jailed Saudi activists face long-term health risks due to torture: report

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

Execution of Filipino woman points to Saudi Arabia’s appalling record on work conditions, executions

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

After India, Saudi Arabia also deports Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh

Human rights activists complained that the step would further worsen the conditions of the families of the refugees who were still in Bangladesh.

British panel seeks access to imprisoned Saudi women activists amid concerns of torture

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.

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