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Saudi man receives 1000 lashes for “insulting Islam” – punishment postponed while he recovers from first beating

// January 18th, 2015 // No Comments » // News

Raif Badawi just can’t keep his mouth shut. When Badawi created a web forum for liberal Saudis, the government of Saudi Arabia said “enough” and found Badawi guilty of “insulting Islam and sentenced him to 1,000 lashes. Problem is, 1,000 lashes would kill a man so the sentence had to be split into 20 sessions […]

Deadly new virus (MERS) in Saudi Arabia “threat to entire world” – more than half of those infected have died [UPDATE]

// May 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Saudi Arabia continues to announce new deaths from a lethal outbreak of a mysterious new novel coronavirus (NCoV) in the Middle East. The new virus is a cousin of the SARS virus that causes kidney failure and pneumonia. To date, 16 of the 24 that have been infected have died. The virus has been reported […]

Sidewall skiing – Saudi Arabian youth drive on two wheels in latest craze

// April 2nd, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Saudi Arabia Sidewall Skiiing - youth's newest dangerous fad involves driving car on two wheels thumb

Saudi Arabian youth, who apparently have very little to live for, have introduced some wild and crazy driving stunts to the world before. Last year YouTube video of Saudi youth “skiing” behind speeding cars went viral. This year they’ve upped the ante with “sidewall skiing”. Sidewall skiers use a ramp to tilt the car up […]

Cats out of the bag – secret U.S. drone base discovered in remote Saudi Arabia desert via Bing Maps

// February 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Using Bing Maps, a remote airstrip deep in the desert of Saudi Arabia has been discovered and given the design elements present, is almost certainly a secret United States drone base. The images show a trio of “clamshell”-style hangars, surrounded by fencing. Each is more than 150 feet long and approximately 75 feet wide; that’s […]

 

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