Tuesday 17 July 2018

Saudi clerics protest against women in council

  Dozens of Saudi clerics staged a rare protest in front of the Royal Court on Tuesday against King Abdullah's decision to appoint women to a body that advises the government on new laws.   On F


Saudi clerics condemn protests

Saudi Arabia's council of senior clerics issued a statement on Sunday forbidding public protests. 'The Council of Senior Clerics affirms that demonstrations are forbidden in this country. The correct way in sharia (Islamic law) of


Iran clerics criticise leadership over unrest

Pro-reform clerics in Iran stepped up criticism of the authorities on Sunday after more than a week of unprecedented popular defiance against the leadership of the Islamic Republic. But in an indication of their determination to crack down


Saudi clerics seek media policy change

A group of hardline Saudi clerics have called on the Islamic state's new minister of information to halt efforts to liberalise the media by taking Saudi women off state television. In a statement posted on Saudi websites, the 35 clerics in

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