by Beenish Ahmed Posted on April 23, 2015
“I think the term, using ‘halal sex shop’ or a ‘sex shop’ in combination with Mecca is very sensational so media will be very eager to pick that up,” the founder and CEO of El Asira told ThinkProgress.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on February 4, 2015
The Saudi Embassy called the former Osama bin Laden aide “a deranged criminal." But many U.S. officials are concerned about Saudi Arabia's support for terrorist organizations.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on January 28, 2015
There’s a lot of fuss over what Michelle Obama didn't wear on a visit to Saudi Arabia -- although it's years too late.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on January 23, 2015
“In a very discreet way, he was a strong advocate of women." It's very, very discreet.
by Aviva Shen Posted on December 26, 2014
The court has been used not only to try terrorism cases but also to dole out lengthy sentences to political dissidents and human rights workers.
by Ari Phillips Posted on December 21, 2014
With diplomatic relations warming between the U.S. and Cuba, oil and gas companies may train their sights on what's off Cuba's coast.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on October 3, 2014
With up to two million people sleeping in sprawling temporary tent cities, loading into crammed buses, and praying shoulder to shoulder, public health officials worry about the transmission of deadly diseases.
by Zack Ford Posted on September 26, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Commission passed a resolution seeking to protect LGBT people from violence, but not everybody supported it.
by Hayes Brown Posted on September 23, 2014
It wasn't just ISIS in the U.S.' crosshairs on Monday night, but also a group with close ties to al-Qaeda's main leadership.
by Travis Waldron Posted on April 14, 2014
"This would be a further step towards full participation by girls and women at all levels of sport in the country," the International Olympic Committee said of a pending council recommendation.