A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 10 lashes for driving, just days after King Abdullah granted women the right to vote and run for municipal office. A quick look at Saudi Arabia's human rights record.
In a push for progress, three heavy hitters from the administration – Mitchell, Gates, and Jones – visited the region this week.
Egypt hosted Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan, Yemen, and the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday in a bid to protect valuable maritime trade routes from pirates.
A supertanker hijacking helped boost the price of oil early this week.
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.