saudi arabia

  • 23 Nov 2010

    A crucial court hearing involving multinational arms firm BAE Systems will be held just before Christmas, raising fears it will allow BAE to “bury bad news”.

  • 22 Nov 2010

    Arms firm BAE Systems will appear in court to agree a "plea bargain" over alleged corruption. But the legality of the settlement has been questioned.

  • 20 Nov 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Saudi authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, after the discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman.

  • 26 Oct 2010

    Campaigners have welcomed the news that arms giant BAE Systems is to have its accounts investigated by the Accountancy and Acturial Discipline Board.

  • 20 Oct 2010

    Attempts by the arms giant BAE Systems to recruit graduates to their business were met by a series of protests at a major careers fair in central London.

  • 23 Sep 2010

    As part of an ill-tempered debate, some say that there should be no mosque in Park Place, New York, until there are churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia, says Martin Marty As another thoughtful commentator remarked, this amounts to saying, "Until they are like us, we will be like them."

  • 15 Sep 2010

    With sad predictability, the latest attempts to smear Peter Tatchell began before his documentary on the pope had been broadcast. But those Christians who attack him with questionable allegations need to answer the very real questions that he asks.

  • 21 Aug 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to paralyse a man in retribution for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight.

  • 30 Jul 2010

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must pay the entire cost of renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system, the government confirmed today. This increases the chances of Trident renewal being delayed or scrapped as nuclear weapons have previously been funded by the Treasury.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    Peter Tatchell is to receive an honorary doctorate from Sussex University in recognition of 43 years of campaigning for human rights. Best known for his campaigns for gay rights and for his attempted arrest of Robert Mugabe, he said he was initially hesitant about the honour but has chosen to accept.