Saudi Arabia: Celebrating Women Now Allowed To Vote!

Hooray for Women!   Saudi Arabian Women Now Allowed To Vote Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has granted women in his country the right to vote and run for public office. Not so much hooray- in order to participate in public life, women still need permission from a male relative. They also won't be able to start participating in the democratic process until the next election cycle, which won't happen until 2015. Despite the delay in implementation, Saudi Women … [Read more...]

Yemen’s Dangerous Hunger Crisis

Yemen’s Dangerous Hunger Crisis The embattled nation is struggling to find food and water while the world focuses on ending President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s violent campaign to keep power, writes Ellen Knickmeyer. In one of the cities at the center of Yemen’s revolution, tanks and soldiers of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’sloyalist forces occupy the main hospital, turning away the civilian sick and wounded, and using the hospital as a vantage point to shell residential neighborhoods at … [Read more...]

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