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presstv-saudi arabia arrests lecturer in crackdown on dissent




saudi authorities have arrested a university lecturer as part of an ongoing crackdown against muslim preachers and intellectuals led by crown prince mohammed bin salman.the rights group alqst, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in saudi arabia, announced i...



presstv-saudi arabia detains 46 over social media posts




saudi arabia has detained 46 people over their posts on social media amid a heavy-handed crackdown on dissent in the arab kingdom.the official saudi press agency reported on wednesday that 22 people were arrested for “inciting public opinion” on social media and other offenses, such as post...



presstv-macron arrives in saudi arabia




french president emmanuel macron met the crown prince of saudi arabia in riyadh.his trip to saudi arabia comes as the kingdom's crown prince mohammed bin salman has been cementing his power amid a series of arrests of princes and business leaders in what the kingdom describes as a crackdown on corru...



presstv-saudi arabia arrests 2 more female activists




saudi arabia has arrested two more female activists as saudi arabia continues its heavy-handed crackdown on voices of dissent.the two women are accused of expressing support for other jailed female activists and voicing anger at saudi arabia’s decision to imprison them.the developments came as the...



presstv-saudi efforts to change image 'fooling nobody': amnesty




amnesty international says saudi arabia's efforts to rebrand its image are just a public relations blitz that cannot hide the regime’s dire human rights record. the london-based rights group said in a statement on thursday that the saudi image is tarnished by "a ruthless crackdown on freedom of ...



presstv-saudi arabia arrests more women’s rights activists




saudi arabia has arrested three more women’s rights activists as the regime intensifies its crackdown weeks before it lifts a driving ban against women.amnesty international and human rights watch said tuesday that the total number of detainees now stands at 10 with the latest arrests.however, the...



presstv-saudi arabia detains 17 people in sweeping crackdown




saudi arabia says it has arrested 17 people in a sweeping crackdown, which has mostly targeted female human rights campaigners.last month, the kingdom nabbed 11 people, including high-profile female activists, blaming them for anti-establishment activities. on saturday, the authorities said the numb...



presstv-debate: saudi crackdown on shias




debate: saudi crackdown on shiasin this episode of the debate, press tv has conducted an interview with kevin barrett, an author and middle east expert from madison, and jihad mouracadeh, a political commentator and middle east analyst from beirut, to discuss saudi arabia’s crackdown on shia musl...



presstv-uk lawyers plan to suspend riyadh from un body




two british human rights lawyers have announced their plan to pursue suspension of saudi arabia from the un human rights council after 61 people were arbitrarily detained or disappeared in a recent round of riyadh’s crackdown on public dissent.in a tuesday statement, lawyers ken macdonald and rodn...



presstv-watch press tv news headlines




here is a brief look at press tv newsroom's headlines from 1800 gmt, june 9, 2018 to 0800 gmt, june 10, 2018.syria’s assad interviewthe syrian president has accused the west of supporting terrorism in the war-ravaged country. bashar al-assad stressed that some western countries have been fanning t...



presstv-s arabia defends bahrain’s deadly crackdown




human rights groups have condemned bahrain for its deadly crackdown on people in the village of diraz, but the saudi regime has come to manama’s defense, saying the bahraini kingdom is "an integral part" of saudi arabia's security.a source in the saudi foreign ministry said the security of bahrain...



presstv-what’s behind deadly crackdown on awamiyah?




saudi arabia's razing of the shia city of awamiyah has raised many questions marks, but one obvious answer should be sought in the kingdom's failures in yemen as well as in iraq, syria and elsewhere.the wahhabi rulers in riyadh have always looked at the oil-rich eastern province with suspicion beca...



presstv-bin salman refuses to speak about his wealth




saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman has refused to reveal his wealth, saying it is a private matter amid reports of his opulent lifestyle at a time the oil-rich kingdom is introducing austerity measures.during his first interview with an american television network that followed reports ...



presstv-iran official denies saudi claim about arrests




an official with the iranian interior ministry has denied a claim by saudi arabia that riyadh has arrested three members of iran’s islamic revolution guards corps (irgc).majid aqa-babaei, the ministry’s director general for border affairs, told the young journalists club on monday, that, “saud...



saudi crown prince pledges to return country to 'moderate islam'




powerful crown prince mohammed bin salman pledged a 'moderate, open' saudi arabia on tuesday, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favour of an image catering to foreign investors and saudi youth. the saudi strongman, 32, did not mince words in declaring a new reality for the kingdom, hours a...



presstv-saudi sweep of women activists widens: groups




human rights groups say saudi arabia has escalated its crackdown on women’s rights activists, bringing the number of arrested to at least 11 and labeling them “traitors”.human rights watch and amnesty international said the sweep has widened in recent days with the number of those arrested ...



presstv-saudi arabia’s royal spending despite an anti-corruption crackdown




© presstvsaudi arabia is conducting an anti-corruption campaign. the crackdown is led by ambitious crown prince mohammed bin salman. but reports have emerged that the kingdom has started to award contracts for the construction of luxurious palaces for royal family members.



presstv-game of thrones in saudi arabia




this file photo taken on october 24, 2017 shows saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman attending the future investment initiative (fii) conference in riyadh. (photo by afp)it’s been described as a political earthquake in saudi arabia. an anti-corruption committee, headed by saudi arabia’s crown ...



saudi finance ministry says crackdown preserves investment climate




saudi arabia's finance ministry said on sunday that the kingdom's decision to set up an anti-corruption committee and detain prominent figures enhanced confidence in the rule of law, al arabiya television reported.the decisions preserve saudi arabia's investment climate, the saudi-owned television c...



presstv-saudi arabia detains women ahead of lifting driving ban




saudi authorities have arrested seven prominent female activists who campaigned for women’s right to drive, just weeks before the ultraconservative kingdom is to lift its decades-long ban on women driving.the revelation was made by human rights watch (hrw) on saturday, with reports indicating tha...



saudi arabia arrests 11 princes, dozens of ministers in crackdown




saudi arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a sweeping crackdown as the kingdom's young crown prince consolidates power. saudi arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current an...



saudi arabia arrests 11 princes, dozens of ministers in crackdown




saudi arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a sweeping crackdown as the kingdom's young crown prince consolidates power. saudi arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current an...



presstv-tortured activist loses memory in saudi jail




bahraini sources say an activist, who had been deported recently to saudi arabia, has lost his memory after he was subjected to torture in the kingdom’s prisons.the family of ahmed attia reported that his health has deteriorated since his deportation to saudi arabia, adding that he lost his memory...



presstv-saudi arabia steps up beheadings




saudi arabia has executed six yemeni men and a saudi man, bringing to 130 the total number of the people beheaded by the kingdom since the beginning of the year.the saudi interior ministry said in a statement cited by the spa news agency on tuesday that the yemenis were executed in abha, the capital...



women's status in saudi arabia




debate: women's status in saudi arabia in this episode of the debate, press tv has conducted an interview with catherine shakdam, the director of the shafaqna institute for middle eastern studies, from london, and jihad mouracadeh, a lecturer and political analyst from beirut, to discuss why saud...