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What Religious Freedom? - The Al Baqee Organization calls out Saudi Arabia over egregious human rights violations against minorities

SHAFAQNA - If Saudi Arabia has often called upon its status of Custodian of the two Holy Mosques to garner support and assert its authority over the Islamic World, the kingdom’s propensity to wield swords and all manners of abuses to pilgrims…

KSA grants a robot citizenship

SHAFAQNA - Meet the newest citizen of Saudi Arabia: an English speaker named Sophia who is an outspoken materialist, doesn’t wear traditional religious garb and is quick to mock Hollywood and Elon Musk. Oh, and she’s also a robot. The…

Nobel laureates urge Saudi to spare lives of 14 Shia activists

SHAFAQNA - Ten Nobel laureates from across the world penned an open letter urging Saudi authorities to hold off on the execution of 14 Shia activists convicted of participating in protests. Fears are mounting of the imminent mass execution…

UK PM May gets top Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen civilians

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis during Riyadh's war on the impoverished…

Riyadh, Ankara, Doha behind intense fighting in eastern Damascus: Syria

SHAFAQNA - The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has held Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar responsible for the escalated fighting between government forces and foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. The…

Report: Hundreds of 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Americans affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the incident, demanding reparations from the Saudi monarchy. The lawsuit, which was filed in…

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti wants churches destroyed

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SHAFAQNA - Unless Western powers show they care about human rights they will be exposed as hypocrites This story, reported by an Israeli source, about the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia calling for the demolition of all churches in the Arabian…

#AliMohammedAlNimr - Stop the Killing! Stop Saudi Arabia’s campaign of violence!

SHAFAQNA - Today a young boy, Ali Mohammad al-Nimr emaciates alone in solitary confinement, Al-Harra prison in Saudi Arabia, awaiting a death sentence. Al-Harrah is one of Saudi Arabia notorious high security prisons, where inmates are routinely…

UN officials call on KSA to cancel young al-Nimr execution

SHAFAQNA - Ali al-Nimr was given the death penalty in May after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern Province. "Any judgment imposing the death penalty upon…