Reading Time: 3 minutes In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US and its Western allies ramped up sanctions and political pressure on Moscow. Russia is a major exporter of commodities including wheat and oil, and the sanctions have led to significant volatility in the markets. This has played a large role in the dramatic rise in […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes In March 2020, something unsettling transpired in the global economy. Okay, a few somethings. But while most of the world remembers the sweeping COVID-19 lockdowns, what happened between Saudi Arabia and Russia around oil production is not common knowledge. And yet, as Vladimir Putin has launched a military invasion of Ukraine, we cannot forget the […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes DONALD Trump has been very friendly to Saudi Arabia during his stint as US President. Just this week he announced he’s pushing through a massive arms deal with the Saudis even though everyone else thinks it’s a bad move. He likes to be a zany madcap rebel that way. Meanwhile The Guardian reports: Loujain al-Hathloul, […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes “3,001 Arabian Days” memoir wins a top award in Colorado Independent Publishers Association book competition.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Indonesia, as the world’s most populous Muslim country, is a source of great interest for those looking to see how it evolves in the context of the globals cultural milieu of the 21st century. It has traditionally been a pretty tolerant place, relatively speaking, with other religions protected and coexisting. However, this appears to have […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The London mayor has been in the news quite a bit recently with regard to his feud with Trump. I like how he is sticking to his idealistic guns. Would be great to see the same in the States, eh. This is from i News: Sadiq Khan has issued a staunch rebuke to organisers of the […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes FFRF reacts to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi with an incredibly asinine statement on Saudi Arabia which should make skeptics feel disappointed.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A glimmer of hope in the world of Islamic theocracies… From The Guardian: Saudi Arabia has issued its first driving licences for women three weeks before it ends the world’s only ban on female drivers, though many of the activists who pushed for change are still in jail. Ten women who held foreign driving licenses were given […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The following news (taken from Humanists UK) is great, if not a little obvious in my humble opinion. What is particularly galling is the issue of Saudi Arabia, in the context of the UN Human Rights Council (from wiki): In September 2015, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, has […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Big excitement – we’re told that Saudi Arabia has decided to let women drive. Did you ever hear the like? Next we’ll be told they can actually leave the house without a male guardian. Or at least, we’re told that women will be allowed to get driver’s licences, which of course is not quite the […]