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A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia
A Franco-Saudi archaeological team is responsible for the discovery. Prof Frédéric Imbert dated the graffiti to 470-475, a time when anti-Christian persecution began, culminating under the usurper Yusuf. Even the Qur'an refers to it indirectly. The findings show how far Christianity had spread at the time, until the arrival of Islam.
17/07/2004 saudi arabia
Saudi textbooks 'demonise west, Christians and Jews'
16/07/2008 SAUDI ARABIA - VATICAN
Inter-religious conference in Madrid wanted by Saudi King Abdallah
Card. Tauran attends. The meeting aims to highlight dialogue and collaboration between the religions in society, improving the image of Islam. Buddhists, Hindus and Shiites also present. Expectations for glimmers religious freedom in Saudi Arabia.
21/04/2016 10:07:00 YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA
Yemeni peace talks underway in Kuwait
They were supposed to start four days ago. Postponed by violations in truce. Talks sponsored by the UN. In over a year of conflict there have been 6400 deaths and nearly 3 million displaced. The presence of Al Qaeda and Daesh "allies" of the Saudi coalition. The Sisters of Mother Teresa and the kidnapping of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.
30/03/2016 09:18:00 YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA
UN: Saudi air raids in Yemen kill or maim six children every day
According to the UN, the war has taken on "terrifying" proportions for the youngest. A third of the more than 3 thousand victims are under 18. In a year 10 thousand children have died due to lack of vaccines and cures. A further 320 thousand suffer severe malnutrition. They are also denied education, 1600 schools closed and 50 more have been targeted in attacks. 848 cases of children involved in the conflict.
16/04/2015 SAUDI ARABIA – YEMEN
Saudi war in Yemen masks widening domestic tensions
Saudi Arabia is using the conflict in Yemen to control domestic problems, especially social inequalities and religious sectarianism. However, whilst the royal family flaunts its wealth, some 20 per cent of the population lives in poverty. Many disgruntled young Saudis end up becoming "foreign fighters" for the Islamic state (IS). Some 15 per cent of the Saudi population is Shia, under the heavy thumb of the Sunni-dominated state. Afshin Shahi, director of the Centre for the Study of Political Islam and lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics at University of Bradford, provides the following lucid analysis.
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