The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has received police permission for a demonstration on the Mall as the Saudi head of state King Abdullah rides in ceremony towards Buckingham Palace tomorrow morning. Human rights protests are also predicted.
Gordon Brown is facing mounting criticism over next week's state visit to the UK by King Abdullah. Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has repeated its call for the reopening of the Serious Fraud Office investigation.
A new crackdown is underway against Christians in Saudi Arabia, according to reports from several human rights monitors. Recently eight Protestants were arrested and punished, says the Rome-based Catholic news agency Asianews.