Saudi Arabia

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a rally to express solidarity with immigrants and refugees hosted by MoveOn, United We Dream, Families Belong Together, and Popular Democracy near Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
In an op-ed at The Nation , the Minnesota Democrat explains how the Biden White House can forge a path "toward justice."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was honored by human rights activists, who projected his image on buildings in Washington, D.C. and across the nation on October 2, 2020, the second anniversary of his assassination. (Photo: Amnesty International/Twitter)
"We promise you, Jamal, to always tell your story and to fight tirelessly until...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, seen here in 2017, said Wednesday he would not participle in a summit for international mayors hosted by Saudi Arabia.
"No mayors in good conscience should agree to attend the U20 Summit until...


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.”