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Lifting the Veil: How Working Women Are Remaking Saudi Arabia

Lifting the Veil: How Working Women Are Remaking Saudi Arabia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 23, 2015

A growing number of women in Saudi Arabia are joining the workforce and chipping away at discriminations enshrined in its laws. But they face conservative opposition and -- even now -- a ban on driving. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

The New Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Contradictory Transformation

The New Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Contradictory Transformation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2015

During his reign, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has created a new leadership role for Saudi Arabia. But his changes are filled with contradictions -- and may only make the region more unstable. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Interview with Saudi Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud: 'We Try To Learn from Our Mistakes'

Interview with Saudi Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud: 'We Try To Learn from Our Mistakes'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud discusses Saudi Arabia's push for modernity, its role in the Yemeni civil war, anti-Iranian sentiment and the human rights situation in the Gulf's powerful but conservative monarchy. Interview Conducted By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Proxy War in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and Iran Vie for Regional Supremacy

Proxy War in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and Iran Vie for Regional Supremacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2015

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues to bombard Yemen in an effort to stop the advance of an Iran-backed Shiite militia there. The conflict is becoming a proxy war for regional supremacy. The risks to the House of Saud are great. By Dieter Bednarz, Christoph Reuter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Fortress in the Sky: Buried Christian Empire Casts New Light on Early Islam

Fortress in the Sky: Buried Christian Empire Casts New Light on Early Islam

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 21, 2012

Archeologists are studying the ruins of a buried Christian empire in the highlands of Yemen. The sites have sparked a number of questions about the early history of Islam. Was there once a church in Mecca? By Matthias Schulz more... Comment ]

Islamist vs. Secularists: The Post-Revolution Struggle for the Arab Soul

Islamist vs. Secularists: The Post-Revolution Struggle for the Arab Soul

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2012

The rise of political Islam following the Arab Spring has many worried that the democratic achievements of the revolution could be lost. In Egypt and Tunisia alike, citizens are once again taking to the streets. But this time they are opposing Islamism. Does secularism still stand a chance? By Daniel Steinvorth more... Comment ]


Muhammad Video Protests: Protesters Set Fire to German Embassy in Sudan

Muhammad Video Protests: Protesters Set Fire to German Embassy in Sudan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2012

Angry protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum attacked the German Embassy on Friday, setting fire to parts of the building. They also tore down the German flag and raised an Islamist banner. The violence was part of a wave of protests against an anti-Islam film across the Muslim world. more...

Middle East Outrage Spreads: Film Sparks Attack on US Embassy in Yemen

Middle East Outrage Spreads: Film Sparks Attack on US Embassy in Yemen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2012

Attacks on American diplomatic missions abroad continued on Thursday, when an angry mob of protesters descended on the US Embassy in Yemen's capital Sanaa. It is the latest in a string of such assaults, following violent protests in Cairo and Benghazi, where the US ambassador died in an attack on Tuesday. more...


Tension in Yemen: Al-Qaida Activity Puts Regime Change in Doubt

Tension in Yemen: Al-Qaida Activity Puts Regime Change in Doubt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 26, 2012

The security situation in Yemen is fragile -- but in recent days it has been even more so. Al-Qaida militants seized a city near the capital, threatening plans for President Saleh to step down. Although he has now left the country and the militants have abandoned the city, there is continued fighting and questions about the future. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkul Karman: 'The Prize Will Accelerate Our Revolution's Victory'

Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkul Karman: 'The Prize Will Accelerate Our Revolution's Victory'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 10, 2011

Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman was one of three women honored with this year's Nobel Peace Prize. In a conversation with SPIEGEL, she says that it is only a matter of time before President Ali Abdullah Saleh falls and that external calls for negotiations have slowed the revolution in her country. more...