Blinken meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid strained relations

US Secretary of State Antony Brinken met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman early Wednesday morning during his second visit to Saudi Arabia as a top US diplomat. Brinken said Saudi Arabia on Tuesday came amid strained relations between Riyadh and Washington, D.C., as Prince Mohammed clashed with the Biden administration over its supply of […]

Salman Rushdie First Public Appearance Since Islamist Knife Attack

(AFP) British author Salman Rushdie attended a gala in New York on Thursday night, making his first public appearance since last year when he nearly lost his life in a knife attack. The award-winning novelist and naturalized American, who has lived in New York for 20 years, was stabbed on stage while giving a speech […]

Salman Rushdie Blasts Roald Dahl ‘Sensitivity’ Rewrites: ‘Absurd Censorship’

(AFP) Novelist Salman Rushdie on Monday condemned Roald Dahl’s children’s book being re-edited for modern readers, calling it a “bowing sensitive He called it “ridiculous censorship” by the police. Publisher Puffin made hundreds of changes to the characters and language in Dahl’s stories, including making the diminutive Oompa-Loompas in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” gender […]

Salman Rushdie breaks silence after attack: I have PTSD, nightmares

Writer Salman Rushdie has spoken out for the first time since being brutally stabbed at a literary event in western New York this summer, and has suffered post-traumatic stress from a ‘monstrous’ attack that left him partially blind. said he was suffering from “There’s such a thing as PTSD,” he said. told the New Yorker […]

Saudi Executions Up over 80% Under King Salman and Son MBS

Executions in Saudi Arabia surged by 82% between 2015 and 2022, when King Salman came to power, according to a study released this week by two human rights groups. The Group made its decision by comparing the year-by-year executions for that period to the 2010-2014 executions. The organization – the European Saudi Arabian Human Rights […]