Saudi Arabia

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
At least 31 Somali refugees are dead after the boat they were traveling in from Yemen to Sudan was attacked by what might have been a U.S.-made Apache helicopter. International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirmed "dozens of deaths and many dozens of survivors brought to hospitals." A local coastguard officer told Reuters that "the refugees...
Nika Knight, staff writer
The aftermath of Tuesday's bombing.
A primary school in Yemen was bombed by the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday, and...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. sold more weapons than any other country in 2015 despite a drop in the...


The same day a Saudi official marched in Paris for free speech, his country - the one that persecutes/jails writers/activists and considers women drivers terrorists - dragged jailed blogger Raif Badawi into the public square and flogged him 50 times for "insulting Islam," the first of 20 scheduled floggings. Tuesday he marked his 31st birthday. Friday, despite global outrage, he will likely be lashed again. From one of his last posts: "Let us all live under the roof of human civilization.”