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  • Amnesty says Saudis have declined to flog blogger Badawi for 3rd week amid global criticism

    Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International.
  • Saudi window of tolerance slammed shut with Islamic State's rise

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Arab Spring opened a window of opportunity for activists seeking to modernize Saudi Arabia. The rise of Islamic State has slammed it shut again, leaving little expectation of progress under a new monarch. The 50 lashes publicly...

    Did the first lady's uncovered head really rankle Saudis?

    President Obama’s hastily arranged trip to Saudi Arabia was intended to shore up relations with a key U.S. ally. But it was the attire of the first lady that was the focus of much of the discussion on social media -- at least in the U.S. Obama cut...

    Michelle Obama's uncovered head causes a stir in Saudi Arabia

    Michelle Obama's uncovered head causes a stir in Saudi Arabia
    For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama...

    Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends close ties with kingdom despite human rights record

    In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch. Obama's presence...