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Eastern Province

Saudi Arabia's Shrewd Gamble

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The government of Saudi Arabia has been roundly criticized for its brazen attempt to retain oil market share while driving the price of oil into the ground, its beheading of the Shi'ia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, and its war in Yemen.

Why There Is No Stopping the Funding of the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.05.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The governments of Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have for many years funded anti-Shia political and military movements in the Middle East without any substantial resistance from the international community.

The Death Sentence That Could Inflame Sectarian Tensions Across the Middle East

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Last October, Saudi Arabia's Special Criminal Court sentenced Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr -- a popular Shi'ite cleric and outspoken political dissident -- to death.

Saudi Arabia's Sectarian Challenge

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Last month, two Saudi Shi'ites received death sentences for allegedly committing crimes that caused no deaths or injuries, marking the harshest punishments issued by Saudi Arabia's government against Shi'ite activists in the Eastern Province since sectarian unrest in 2011.

Man Arrested With Nephew's Genitals In Wallet

Posted 11.08.2012 | Crime

A man in South Africa was reportedly found with his nephew's genitals in his wallet, in a bizarre case that will likely lead to murder charges for the...