Saudi Arabia energy law
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...
The Changing Face of Saudi Women
In a deeply conservative culture, they are carefully redefining the boundaries of public life.
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, ...
Politics of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
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
Al Rashid
Al Rasheed, the House of Rashid, or the House of Rasheed (Arabic: آل رشيد‎ Āl Rashīd; [æːl ræˈʃiːd]) were a historic dynasty of the Arabian Peninsula who ruled Emirate of Jabal Shammar, and ...
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Wahhabi
Wahhabism (Arabic: وهابية‎, Wahhābiya(h)) or Wahhabi mission (/wəˈhɑːbi, wɑː-/; Arabic: ألدعوة ألوهابية‎, ad-Da'wa al-Wahhābiya(h) ) is a religious movement or offshoot branch of ...
Arab Revolt
The Arab Revolt (1916–1918; Arabic: الثورة العربية‎ Al-Thawra al-`Arabiyya; Turkish: Arap İsyanı) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from t...
Arab Revolt - Wikipedia
First Saudi State
The Emirate of Diriyah was the first Saudi state. It was established in the year 1744 (1157 A.H.) when imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and Prince Muhammad bin Saud formed an alliance to establish a re...
First Saudi State - Wikipedia
Unification of Saudi Arabia
The unification of Saudi Arabia was a military and political campaign, by which the various tribes, sheikhdoms, emirates, and kingdoms of most of the Arabian Peninsula were conquered by the House of S...
Unification of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia
The Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia also known as Majlis as-Shura or Shura Council is the formal advisory body of Saudi Arabia which is an absolute monarchy. The Consultative Assembly has limite...
Pre-Islamic Arabia
Pre-Islamic Arabia refers to the Arabian Peninsula prior to the rise of Islam in the 630s. Some of the settled communities developed into distinctive civilizations. Sources for these civilizations are...
Pre-Islamic Arabia - Wikipedia
Saudi Arabian municipal elections, 2005
Municipal elections for 178 municipalities were held in Saudi Arabia between 10 February and 21 April 2005. The first to be held in the country since the 1960s, the elections were held in three stages...
History of Islam
The history of Islam concerns the religion of Islam and its adherents, Muslims. "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "one who submits to God". Muslims and their religion have greatly impacted the politi...
History of Islam - Wikipedia
Women to drive movement
Saudi Arabia is unique in being the only country in the world where women are forbidden to drive motor vehicles. The women to drive movement is a campaign by Saudi Arabian women, who have more rights ...
Sex segregation
Sex segregation is the physical, legal, and cultural separation of people according to their biological sex. This is distinct from gender segregation, which is the separation of people according to so...
Sex segregation - Wikipedia
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...
Legal system of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Second Saudi State
The Emirate of Nejd was the second Saudi state that existed during the early to late 19th century. Saudi rule was restored to central and eastern Arabia after having previously been brought down by an...
Second Saudi State - Wikipedia