Legal system of Saudi Arabia
The legal system of Saudi Arabia is based on Sharia, Islamic law derived from the Qu'ran and the Sunnah (the traditions) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The sources of Sharia also include Islamic sch...
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Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and dozens of former ministers on corruption charges
Saudi Arabia's new anti-corruption committee dismissed a number of senior ministers, and at least 11 princes and dozens of former ministers have been arrested on corruption charges as part a series of...
Saudi Arabia To Behead Disabled Man For Taking Part In Protests
Saudi Arabia is set to behead a disabled man for taking part in anti-government protests. A specialised criminal court in Riyadh, the Arab kingdom's capital, sentenced Munir al-Adam, to death for “att...
34 Islamic nations form coalition to fight terrorism
Calling Islamic extremism a disease, Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a coalition of 34 Muslim nations to fight terrorism.
Saudi Women Vote For The First Time
The first Saudi women ever to cast ballots in the kingdom hugged and took souvenir selfies during groundbreaking elections Saturday that marked another step in social reforms but failed to stir a majo...
The Crucifixion of Ali al-Nimr
For Saudi Arabia, sometimes it’s not enough to simply behead a person who has run afoul of the government: On some occasions, there’s nothing like crucifixion to make your point...
History of Saudi Arabia
The history of Saudi Arabia in its current form as a state began with its foundation in 1932 by Abdulaziz Al Saud, although the human history of the region that is now Saudi Arabia extends as far as 2...
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Politics of Saudi Arabia
The politics of Saudi Arabia takes place in the context of an absolute monarchy, where the King of Saudi Arabia is both head of state and the head of government, but decisions are, to a large extent, ...
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Crime in Saudi Arabia
The rate of crime in Saudi Arabia is often described as low by foreign ministries and other sources, however official crime rates maybe misleading as criminal complaints are sometimes resolved outsid...
Capital punishment in Saudi Arabia
The use of capital punishment in Saudi Arabia is based on Shari'ah (or Islamic law) and is condemned internationally because of the wide range of crimes which can result in the death penalty and becau...
Human rights in Saudi Arabia
Human rights in Saudi Arabia are intended to be based on Hanbali Islamic religious laws under absolute rule of the Saudi royal family. Saudi Arabia has a "Counter-Radicalization Program" the purpose o...
Women's rights in Saudi Arabia
Women's rights in Saudi Arabia are limited in comparison to many of its neighbors. The World Economic Forum 2013 Global Gender Gap Report ranked Saudi Arabia 127th out of 136 countries for gender pari...
Women's rights in Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Censorship in Saudi Arabia
Books, newspapers, magazines, broadcast media and Internet access are censored in Saudi Arabia.In 2014, Reporters Without Borders describes the government as "relentless in its censorship of the Saudi...
Censorship in Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an Islamic theocratic monarchy in which Sunni Islam is the official state religion. Although no law requires citizens or passport holders to be Muslim, almost all citiz...
Blasphemy law in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's laws are an amalgam of rules from Sharia (mainly the rules formulated by the Hanbali school of jurisprudence but also from other schools of law like the Jafari one), royal decrees, roya...
LGBT rights in Saudi Arabia
The rights of LGBT people in Saudi Arabia are unrecognized. Homosexuality is frequently a taboo subject in Saudi Arabian society and is punished with imprisonment, fines, corporal punishment, capital ...
LGBT rights in Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Saudi Arabia To Behead Disabled Man For Taking Part In Protests
Saudi Arabia is set to behead a disabled man for taking part in anti-government protests. A specialised criminal court in Riyadh, the Arab kingdom's capital, sentenced Munir al-Adam, to death for “att...
Saudi Women Vote For The First Time
The first Saudi women ever to cast ballots in the kingdom hugged and took souvenir selfies during groundbreaking elections Saturday that marked another step in social reforms but failed to stir a majo...
The Crucifixion of Ali al-Nimr
For Saudi Arabia, sometimes it’s not enough to simply behead a person who has run afoul of the government: On some occasions, there’s nothing like crucifixion to make your point...
Saudi Emergency Force
The Emergency Force (Arabic: قوات الطوارئ‎) is a special operations counter-terrorism unit of the Saudi Arabian General Security. Similar units include the FBI Hostage Rescue Team and the Fr...