by Beenish Ahmed Aug 24, 2015
Saudi Arabian women will get to cast ballots and run in the country's December elections, but other restrictions on them -- and a closed political system -- mean their votes may not amount to much.
by Josh Israel Jul 16, 2015
A registered lobbyist who serves as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia has already raised at least $32,400 in campaign cash for the presidential campaign of former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL).
by Justin Salhani Jun 29, 2015
Kuwaitis have been among the premier financers for radical Islamist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq over the last four years.
by Beenish Ahmed Jun 11, 2015 Updated: Jun 11, 2015
Islam has a rich tradition of engaging with sexual practices and even promotes sexual pleasure. Muslims around the world are trying to reclaim -- and even revolutionize -- how many have understood their religion's perspective on sex.
by Justin Salhani May 26, 2015
Certain regions of the bomb-ravaged country are now in such dire need of food and other basic staples that people are dying of starvation.
by Beenish Ahmed Apr 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 Feb 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 Jan 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 Jan 23, 2015
“In a very discreet way, he was a strong advocate of women." It's very, very discreet.
by Aviva Shen Dec 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.