RIYADH - Saudi Arabia will begin holding long-delayed municipal elections in April, a ministry said on Wednesday, in a limited political move apparently aimed at helping insulate the U.S.-allied kingdom against a wave of Arab unrest.
Saudi activist and writer Wajeeha al-Huwayder describes the state of women's rights in Saudi Arabia today. Interviewed conducted by Radio Free Iraq correspondent Karam Mnashe; translated by Ayad Al-Gailani.
Large protests calling for changes in government and political reform are gaining steam in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria. So far only leaders in Syria have made any concessions to the increasing popular pressure. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
(Reuters) - The leader of the largest Bahraini opposition group on Thursday called on Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to withdraw his forces from the Gulf Arab state, which has been rocked by protests over the past month.
The Saudi Arabian-led military intervention in Bahrain failed to end demonstrations in the island-kingdom as hundreds were injured in clashes with security forces yesterday and two lawmakers resigned in protest.