Collapse of oil prices expose fragile foundations of oil Gulf monarchies
Atrocious human rights records no concern for Western powers
On 13 March, seven young men were executed in Saudi Arabia by firing squad.
First drop of a coming rain storm
Thousands of police deployed on streets to stop protests
Founders of new activists’ party detained
Yahya Al-Faifi has had to seek refuge in Swansea because the Saudi Arabian government has deemed that he is guilty of the ‘crime’ of trying to organize his fellow workers.
Timid reforms will not solve deep political crisis