Saudi Arabia's rights record came under fire at the United Nations on Monday, critics accusing the kingdom of jailing activists without due process and abusing the basic rights of Saudi women and foreign workers.
Six mortar bombs landed near a border post in northern Saudi Arabia in an attack claimed by an Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia, which said on Thursday it was warning the kingdom to stop meddling in Iraqi affairs.
John Kerry met King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Monday, aiming to soothe severe strains in the relationship over US policy on Iran, Syria and the Palestinian territories, according to The Telegraph.
In a brave act of defiance, more than 60 women got behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, according to Saudi activists. The Oct. 26 “drive-in” protested the kingdom’s ban on women driving despite warnings that “anyone disturbing public order would be dealt with forcefully.”