Topic: Shura Council
The Saudi king's decree allowing women to vote in local elections shows the influence of the Arab Spring – and decline of a radical, repressive version of Islam.
09/26/2011 03:55 pm
... in meaningless elections. Still, the Saudi King's announcement today is a symbolic opening of more space for women in the Kingdom.
09/25/2011 02:36 pm
When Muammar Qaddafi recently asked Libyans to rely on his 'moral authority,' an ever more sophisticated Arab generation widely read the request as an insult to their intelligence.
03/03/2011 12:48 pm
King Abdullah returned home today to a Saudi Arabia seemingly moored in the eye of the storm howling from Libya to Bahrain. But reformers are intensifying calls for political change.
02/23/2011 10:33 am
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is due to return tomorrow after three months away to a country where reformers inspired by Egypt are calling for greater transparency and equality.
02/22/2011 11:25 am
President Hosni Mubarak won 74 of 88 seats in elections for the Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament, amid accusations of fraud and state intimidation. The vote sets the scene for more important upcoming elections.
06/03/2010 03:20 pm
Muslim women are addressing issues in conflict zones. Pay attention.
03/26/2010 11:48 am
While they expect action, many warmed to words that bespoke a knowledge and appreciation of Islamic culture.
06/05/2009 01:00 am
The incident highlights a shift from unquestioned deference toward the royal family.
02/20/2009 12:00 am
Insecurity and charges of fraud could hamper election officials' ability to ensure popular acceptance of next year's presidential poll results.
12/24/2008 12:00 am