[Arabrev] Saudi-Arabien

[26.02.11 14:30]

Ältere Artikel / Hintergrund:

  • Sven Böll: Rekordumsätze auf dem Rüstungsmarkt: USA und Europa bewaffnen die Welt – SPIEGEL ONLINE, 13.09.2010 – Der globale Rüstungsmarkt boomt mehr denn je – nun wollen die USA Waffen im Wert von 60 Milliarden Dollar an Saudi-Arabien liefern. Deutschland ist nach den USA und Russland der drittgrößte Waffenexporteur der Welt.
  • Rüstung: USA und Saudi-Arabien planen größten Waffendeal aller Zeiten – ZEIT Online, 21.10.2010 – Washington will die Verbündeten in Riad mit Waffen im Wert von 60 Milliarden Dollar beliefern. Der Einfluss Irans in der Golfregion soll so zurückgedrängt werden. Geplant ist der Verkauf von Kampfflugzeugen und Hubschraubern, unter anderem von 84 neuen Kampfjets des Typs F-15 sowie die Modernisierung von 70 weiteren Kampfflugzeugen. Die Vereinbarung umfasst auch die Lieferung von Radaranlagen und lasergelenkter Munition.
  • Wasser als Waffe – German Foreign Policy, 19.11.2010 – Das deutsche Entwicklungsministerium unterstützt die Aufrüstungspolitik in den Ländern der arabischen Halbinsel. Mit Mitteln der staatlichen „Entwicklungshilfe“ wird unter anderem der Bau eines riesigen unterirdischen Trinkwasserreservoirs in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten gefördert. Es ist speziell gegen „äußere Eingriffe“ abgesichert und soll insbesondere die Wasserversorgung der Hauptstadt Abu Dhabi im „Krisenfall“ gewährleisten. An dem Projekt, das parallel zur vom Westen betriebenen Aufrüstung der Emirate gegen Iran durchgeführt wird, beteiligen sich die dem Entwicklungsministerium unterstehende Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) und das Unternehmen Dornier Consulting, eine Tochterfirma der deutsch-europäischen Rüstungsschmiede EADS. Ähnliche Vorhaben sind auch in Saudi-Arabien geplant, wo EADS zudem die Implementierung eines umfassenden „Grenzsicherungssystems“ übernommen hat. Letzteres soll dazu dienen, eine etwaige „Infiltration“ durch „Terroristen“ aus dem Jemen und dem Irak abzuwehren.
  • US-Regierung: “Al Kaida” und “Taliban” aus Saudi-Arabien finanziert – Radio Utopie, 06.12.2010 – Wie die über Wikileaks veröffentlichten Daten und Protokolle des US-Außenministeriums belegen, weiss die US-Regierung seit langem, dass Saudi-Arabien, Kuwait, Katar und weitere verbündete Monarchien der arabischen Region organisierte para militärische Attentäter und Milizen “terroristische Gruppen” weltweit finanziert.
  • Königliche Paten des Dschihad – Der Freitag, 11.12.2010 – Interview: Riad Al-Qadi, Sprecher des jemenitischen Exils in Deutschland, sieht Saudi-Arabien und Jemen als Schirmherren terroristischer Aktionen, an denen al-Qaida beteiligt ist.
  • Al-Kaida drohte saudischen Moscheen – IRIB, 20.12.2010 – Manche Vorsteher und Prediger der saudischen Moscheen enthüllten zum ersten Mal ihre Drohung seitens der al-Kaida.
  • Saudi-Arabien und China schließen Erdöldeal – RIA Novosti, 22.12.2010 – Die saudiarabische nationale Erdöl- und Erdgasgesellschaft Saudi Arabian Oil Company und der chinesische Erdöl- und Erdgasgigant CNPC haben eine Absichtserklärung über die gegenseitige Verständigung beim Erdölhandel und der Rohstoffverarbeitung unterzeichnet.
  • Hungerstreik irakischer Häftlinge in Saudi-Arabien – IRIB, 29.12.2010 – Die in Saudi-Arabien eingekerkerten irakischen Häftlinge traten aus Protest gegen die Folter und Misshandlung durch die saudischen Gefängniswärter in unbefristeten Streik.
  • `Saudi Arabia supports terrorism in Iraq` – Press TV, 30.12.2010 – Several Iraqi authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of supporting terrorist attacks in the war-wrecked country, which run by the Shia-led government.
  • 40 Schiiten und Iraker geköpft – IRIB, 30.12.2010 – Die wahabitische saudische Regierung, die sich über den Erfolg der Schiiten bei der Gewinnung der meisten Ministerien stark geärgert hat, hat über 40 schiitische und irakische Gefangene nach befohlene Gerichtsverhandlungen in einer tragischen Art hinrichten lassen.
  • Saudi-Arabien will 30 weitere Iraker köpfen – Mein Parteibuch Blog, 08.01.2011 – Das Königreich Saudi-Arabien hat beschlossen, in nächster Zeit 30 weitere Iraker wegen angeblichem Drogenhandel zu köpfen.
  • Zerstörung von islamischen Bauten, Sabotage saudischer Familie – IRIB/Press TV, 23.01.2011 – Die Experten des Weltkulturerbes übten scharfe Kritik an der saudischen Regierung wegen der Zerstörung von islamisch-historischen Bauten.
  • Stranded migrant workers protest in Saudi Arabia – World Socialist Web Site, 27.01.2011 – The plight of the Filipino contract workers demonstrating outside Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Riyadh is typical of the plight of thousands of migrant workers from numerous countries who are trapped in Saudi Arabia.
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Links & News Februar 2011:

[12.03.11 09:18]

Eine lesenswerte Analyse in der Washington Post betont die stabilisierenden Koordinaten der saudischen Monarchie, die eine ähnliche Entwicklung wie in Tunesien, Ägypten oder Libyen unwahrscheinlich machen. Das saudische Regime ist ein wichtiger und nützlicher Fixpunkt in der US-amerikanischen Geopolitik, vor allem im Hinblick auf das Öl und den gemeinsamen Feind Iran.

Could the next Mideast uprising happen in Saudi Arabia?

Rachel Bronson, Washington Post, 27.02.2011.

… The notion of a revolution in the Saudi kingdom seems unthinkable. Yet, a Facebook page is calling for a „day of rage“ protest on March 11. Prominent Saudis are urging political and social reforms. And the aging monarch, King Abdullah, has announced new economic assistance to the population, possibly to preempt any unrest. Is the immovable Saudi regime, a linchpin of U.S. security interests in the region, actually movable?

… conditions seem to be present in Saudi Arabia, too, but the country is different in some important ways. First, its economic situation is far better. Egypt’s per capita gross domestic product is slightly more than $6,000, and Tunisia’s is closer to $9,000. For Saudi Arabia, it is roughly $24,000 and climbing (up from $9,000 a little more than a decade ago). The Saudi regime also has resources to spend on its people. Oil prices are high and rising. On Wednesday, the king announced massive social benefits packages totaling more than $35 billion and including unemployment relief, housing subsidies, funds to support study abroad and a raft of new job opportunities created by the state. …

Another difference between Saudi Arabia and its neighbors is that the opposition has been largely co-opted or destroyed. For the past 10 years, the Saudi government has systematically gone after al-Qaeda cells on its territory and has rooted out suspected supporters in the military and the national guard, especially after a series of attacks in 2003. Key opposition clerics have been slowly brought under the wing of the regime. This has involved some cozying up to unsavory people, but the threat from the radical fringe is lower now than it has been in the recent past. And the Saudis have been quite clever about convincing the country’s liberal elites that the regime is their best hope for a successful future.

The loyalty of the security services is always an important predictor of a regime’s stability, and here the Saudis again have reason for some confidence. Senior members of the royal family and their sons are in control of all the security forces – the military, the national guard and the religious police. They will survive or fall together. There can be no equivalent to the Egyptian military taking over as a credible, independent institution. In Saudi Arabia, the government has a monopoly on violence. …

Finally, a succession plan is in place. Saudi Arabia has had five monarchs in the past six decades, since the death of its founder. There is not a succession vacuum as there was in Egypt and Tunisia. Many Saudis may not like Prince Nayaf, the interior minister, but they know he is likely to follow King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan on the throne. …

The United States has a great deal at stake in Saudi Arabia, though Americans often look at the Saudis with distaste. As one senior Saudi government official once asked me: „What does the United States share with a country where women can’t drive, the Koran is the constitution and beheadings are commonplace?“ It’s a tough question, but the answer, quite simply, is geopolitics – and that we know and like Saudi’s U.S.-educated liberal elites.

The Saudis have been helpful to us. They are reasonably peaceful stalwarts. They don’t attack their neighbors, although they do try to influence them, often by funding allies in local competitions for power. They are generally committed to reasonable oil prices. For example, although their oil is not a direct substitute for Libyan sweet crude, the Saudis have offered to increase their supply to offset any reduction in Libyan production due to the violence there. We work closely with them on counterterrorism operations. And the Saudis are a counterbalance to Iran. We disagree on the Israel-Palestinian issue, but we don’t let it get in the way of other key interests.

Washington does not want the Saudi monarchy to fall. The Obama administration would like it to change over time and should encourage a better system of governance with more representation and liberal policies and laws. But revolutions aren’t necessarily going to help those we hope will win. … Still, the key components of rapid, massive, revolutionary change are not present in Saudi Arabia. At least, not yet.

[12.03.11 10:01]

Aktuelle Links & News 1.-10.3.2011:

  • Saudi youth push ahead with demands – Press TV, 01.03.2011 – Tens of thousands of Saudi youths protesting the government’s policies have posted their demands for greater civil liberties on an internet website.
  • Starting a Saudi Revolution Without Revolutionaries – Huffington Post (Blog), 02.03.2011.
  • Report: Saudi Facebook activist planning protest shot dead – TREND.az, 02.03.2011 – Saudi activists alleged Wednesday that state security shot dead a leading online activist, who was calling for a „Day of Rage“ on March 11 in the oil-rich kingdom, dpa reported. Faisal Ahmed Abdul-Ahadwas, 27, was believed to be one of the main administrators of a Facebook group that is calling for protests similar to that have swept North Africa and the Middle East. The Facebook group, which has over 17,000 members, is calling for nationwide protests and reforms, including that governors and members of the upper house of parliament be elected, the release of political prisoners, greater employment, and greater freedoms. Online activists said they believe Abdul-Ahadwas was killed by state security and that his body was taken by authorities to „hide evidence of the crime.“ They argued he was killed because of „his commitment to a better future for his country.“ Although these allegations could not independently verified, the religiously and socially-conservative kingdom has moved in recent days to quell a possible uprising …
  • Auch in Saudi-Arabien gibt es einen »Tag des Zorns« – ND, 02.03.2011 – Der Ölgigant konnte bisher mit der Nachsicht des Westens rechnen.
  • Für ein Ende der Unterdrückung – ND, 02.03.2011 – In Saudi-Arabien sorgt vor allem die desolate Situation der Frauen für Unmut …
  • Am Rande – das Dossier, 03.03.2011 – In Saudi-Arabien sind vor allem die Frauen unzufrieden …
  • Saudi women rally for prisoners‘ release – Press TV, 03.03.2011 – A group of women in Saudi Arabia have protested their husbands‘ detention in Saudi prisons, amid the emerging signs of anti-government uprisings across the kingdom.
  • Quiet in Saudi Arabia? – BBC News, 03.03.2011 – Kingdom confident despite signs of turbulence.
  • Saudis to hold ‚Day of Rage‘ rally – Press TV, 04.03.2011 – A group of Saudi activists have called for a “Day of Rage” rally in the oil-rich Eastern Province after Friday prayers, following the arrest of a Shia cleric.
  • Anti-govt. protests held in Saudi Arabia – Press TV, 04.03.2011 – Hundreds of Saudis have taken to the streets in the eastern province of al-Ahsa, demanding the immediate release of a senior Shia cleric.
  • Shadow over House of Saud as ‚day of rage‘ draws nearer – The Independent, 05.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia was yesterday drafting up to 10,000 security personnel into its north-eastern Shia Muslim provinces, clogging the highways into Dammam and other cities with busloads of troops in fear of next week’s „day of rage“ by what is now called the „Hunayn Revolution“.
  • Anti-govt. protests hit S Arabia cities – Press TV, 05.03.2011 – Hundreds of Saudi demonstrators have taken to the streets in the capital Riyadh for the first time to join anti-government protests in other cities in the Arab country, calling for the release of political prisoners.
  • ‚Massive protests loom in Saudi Arabia‘ – Press TV, 05.03.2011 – Massive anti-government protests are impending in Saudi Arabia following the arrest of a senior cleric who called for political reform in the country, an analyst says.
  • ‚Saudi repression bodes ill for Riyadh‘ – Press TV, 05.03.2011 – The Saudi government’s clampdown on a recent protest at political detentions in the country will spur further outrage against the monarchy, says a political analyst.
  • Robert Fisk: Saudis mobilise thousands of troops to quell growing revolt – The Independent, 05.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia was yesterday drafting up to 10,000 security personnel into its north-eastern Shia Muslim provinces, clogging the highways into Dammam and other cities with busloads of troops in fear of next week’s „day of rage“ by what is now called the „Hunayn Revolution“. Saudi Arabia’s worst nightmare – the arrival of the new Arab awakening of rebellion and insurrection in the kingdom – is now casting its long shadow over the House of Saud. Provoked by the Shia majority uprising in the neighbouring Sunni-dominated island of Bahrain, where protesters are calling for the overthrow of the ruling al-Khalifa family, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is widely reported to have told the Bahraini authorities that if they do not crush their Shia revolt, his own forces will.
  • Saudi Arabia imposes protest ban – BBC News, 05.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia bans all protests and marches in the country and warns police will use measures to prevent disruption.
  • Protesters call for ‚Saudi Revolution‘ – Press TV, 05.03.2011 – A group of Saudi youths has called for a “Saudi Revolution” on March 20, using Facebook, to demand democratic and political reform in the monarchy.
  • Saudi Arabia bans protest rallies – Al Jazeera, 05.03.2011 – Interior ministry vows to use all steps „to prevent attempts to disrupt public order“ following recent Shia protests.
  • Saudi-Arabien verbietet Demonstrationen – RIA Novosti, 05.03.2011 – Die Saudischen Behörden haben am heutigen Samstag alle Protestaktionen und Märsche der Bevölkerung unter Verbot gestellt.
  • Saudisches Innenministerium verbat jegliche Demonstrationen – IRIB, 05.03.2011 – Saudisches Innenministerium erklärte die Abhaltung jeglicher Versammlung und Demonstrationen in diesem Land für verboten.
  • Saudi protesters demand reforms – Press TV, 05.03.2011 – Saudi Arabians are becoming more dissatisfied with their government, and while protests continue in the oil rich nation, the US and its Western allies become more concerned.
  • Saudi Arabia and the Arab revolutions – Press TV, 05.03.2011 – Some 132 Saudi intellectuals, scholars and professors at the kingdom’s universities have written a letter to the Saudi king, urging change in the ruling system of the House of Saud’s regime.
  • Saudi Arabia bans protests, gatherings – Press TV, 06.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia has banned all kinds of rallies and gatherings, as anti-government protests demanding democratic change and the release of political prisoners gain momentum in the monarchy.
  • Saudi Arabia: Protests Reach Eastern Province – Global Voices, 06.03.2011 – The flame of protests raging across the Arab world, from the Ocean to the Gulf, has reached the Saudi Arabian cities Al Qatif and Al Hafouf. More than 100 people gathered in each of the two cities for the release of Shiite cleric Tawfiq Al Amir, who was arrested on Friday, March 4, after calling for a constitutional monarchy and a war against corruption. YouTube user Arabia Today uploads this video of the demonstration in Qatif, where protesters are chanting: “Our presence is peaceful, our demands are legitimate,” and “We will never forget those being imprisoned” …
  • Haifa Alrasheed: Saudi Arabia: What Saudis Demand – Global Voices, 06.03.2011 – As protests engulf the region, Saudis too are making their voices heard. A petition addressed to King Abdulla is being circulated, with demands aimed at wide ranging political reforms. The petition, entitled “Towards a Country with Rights and Institutions,” is available online, and contains a total of eight demands, written in a very polite and formal manner. …
  • Florian Rötzer: Demos in Saudi-Arabien verstoßen gegen Scharia und Traditionen – Telepolis, 06.03.2011 – Das saudische Königshaus und die ihm zugehörigen Geistlichen haben zunehmend Angst. … Eine von einer Satire-Website in Umlauf gebrachte und von manchen Medien sogar übernommene Meldung erwies sich als falsch. Der saudische Herrscher hat nicht Facebook gekauft, um eine Facebook-Revolution im Land zu verhindern. Aber gestern wurde ein Verbot für alle Arten von Kundgebungen erlassen, die darauf abzielen, die Sicherheit und Stabilität des saudischen Königreichs zu untergraben. … Da müssten die westlichen Staaten, allen voran die USA, aber auch Deutschland, deutlich einschreiten und auch gegenüber den Saudis deutlich machen, dass freie Meinungsäußerung und öffentlicher Protest Menschenrechte sind, die zu gewähren sind. … In Tunesien und Ägypten hat die Unterstützung der Protestierenden wenig gekostet, in Libyen ist es schon ein wenig anders, aber wenn der Ölgigant Saudi-Arabien wankt, dürften die Reaktionen schon sehr viel verhaltener ausfallen.
  • Zaghafte Proteste in Saudi-Arabien – SF Tagesschau, 06.03.2011 – In Saudi-Arabien sind trotz eines Demonstrationsverbotes am Wochenende hunderte Menschen auf die Strassen gegangen. Sie demonstrierten für die Freilassung politischer Häftlinge und forderten vom Königshaus ein Ende der Diskriminierung der schiitischen Bevölkerung.
  • Tag des Zorns am 9. März in Saudi Arabien – IRIB, 06.03.2011 – Angesichts der anhaltenden Proteste gegen die Führung in Riad ist im Königreich Saudi Arabien für den 9. März (Mittwoch) ein »Tag des Zorns« angekündigt worden.
  • Saudi-Arabien verbietet Demonstrationen – RIA Novosti, 06.03.2011 – Die harte Reaktion der Behörden, die vor dem Hintergrund der Massenunruhen in einer Reihe von arabischen Länder – darunter auch Nachbarstaaten von Saudi-Arabien – erfolgt, kann als Antwort auf Proteste von Schiiten im Osten des Landes gesehen werden.
  • Saudi forces arrest female protesters – Press TV, 06.03.2011 – Saudi security forces have reportedly arrested dozens of female anti-government protesters, who had rallied in the east of the country to call for the release of prisoners.
  • Saudi scholars forbid protest calls – Al Jazeera, 06.03.2011 – Warning follows similar announcement by interior ministry that security forces were authorised to crack down.
  • Andrew Hammond: Saudi authorities arrest at least 22 Shiite protesters – Washington Post, 07.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia’s security forces have detained at least 22 minority Shiites who protested last week against discrimination, activists said Sunday, as the kingdom tries to keep the wave of regional unrest outside its borders. Saudi Shiites have staged small demonstrations in the Eastern Province, which holds much of the oil wealth of the world’s top crude exporter. The province is near Bahrain, also the scene of protests in recent weeks by majority Shiites against their Sunni rulers. …
  • Saudi clerics decry protest petitions – Press TV, 07.03.2011 – As anti-government demonstrators vow to continue their protests in Saudi Arabia, the country’s senior Wahhabi clerics have censured the pro-democracy demonstrations “as un-Islamic.”
  • Saudi royals loot national wealth – Press TV, 07.03.2011 – Reports show that members of the Saudi royal family have appropriated billions of dollars of the country’s national wealth, including oil revenues, for their personal use.
  • Festnahme eines falschen Ansprucherhebers in Mekka – IRIB, 07.03.2011 – Saudische Sicherheitskräfte nahmen nach Beschwerden einer Anzahl Einwohner von Mekka einen jungen Mann, der die Passanten zwang, stehen zu bleiben und forderte, ihm zuzuhören, fest.
  • Misserfolg der USA gegenüber islamischer Erwachung – IRIB, 07.03.2011 – Der Dozent der saudischen Stadt Mabraz bezeichnete den Aufstand der islamischen Völker und den Sturz der Diktatoren in der Region als Ursache für die Schwächung der USA.
  • Haifa Alrasheed: Saudi Arabia: “Demonstrations are Forbidden in This Country” – Global Voices, 07.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia’s council of senior clerics issued a statement forbidding public protests. … The correct way in sharia (Islamic law) of realizing common interest is by advising, which is what the Prophet Mohammad established, The statement continues: Reform and advice should not be through demonstrations and ways that provoke strife and division, this is what the religious scholars of this country in the past and now have forbidden and warned against. The announcement caused a storm of reaction from Saudi tweeps, under the hashtags #saudimataleb and #Kebaralolama …
  • Shia cleric freed after protests – BBC News, 07.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia has freed a Shia cleric whose arrest provoked protests and sparked calls for a „day of rage“ on Friday, human rights activists say.
  • Die arabische Revolte erreicht Saudiarabien – NZZ Online, 08.03.2011 – Schiiten in der Ostprovinz fordern demokratische Reformen und die Freilassung politischer Gefangener …
  • US calls for protest right in S Arabia – Press TV, 08.03.2011 – The United States has called on Saudi authorities to respect the right to protest following a massive clampdown on anti-government protesters in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
  • Pepe Escobar: THE ROVING EYE : The perfect (desert) storm – Asia Times Online, 08.03.2011 – The Arab revolt, North African yearnings for democracy, Western despair over oil prices, and the new American doctrine for regime alteration are kicking up a perfect storm, deploying devastating gusts of hypocritical winds such as the US request for Saudia Arabia to arm rebels, while turning a blind eye to the House of Saud’s inconvenient truth. History yet again repeats itself as farce.
  • Pepe Escobar: THE ROVING EYE : Rage against the House of Saud – Asia Times Online, 09.03.2011 – The US$36 billion question in Saudi Arabia concerns whether an ailing monarch can bribe his subjects into submission with oil money and escape the furious freedom winds of the great 2011 Arab revolt. The world will be able to watch a preview this Friday, as a Facebook-organized „Day of Rage“ hits the globe’s largest gas station.
  • Zig-Millionen-Dollar-Deal: Saudi-Arabien bekommt Waffen aus Russland – RIA Novosti, 09.03.2011 – Laut Anatoli Issaikin, dem Chef der staatlichen Waffenexportfirma Rosoboronexport, hat Russland einen Vertrag über Waffenlieferungen an Saudi-Arabien im Werte von „zig Millionen“ US-Dollar geschlossen.
  • Saudi-Arabien warnt mit Hackebeil vor ausländischer Einmischung – RIA Novosti, 09.03.2011 – Der Außenminister von Saudi-Arabien Saud al-Feisal hat vor einer Einmischung in die Angelegenheiten seines Staates gewarnt: Wer dies versuche, riskiere seine Finger.
  • Saudi foreign minister warns against protests – The Independent, 09.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said today that dialogue — not protests — is the way to bring reform and warned that the oil-rich nation will take strong action if activists take to the streets.
  • Saudi FM: Change through dialogue only – Press TV, 09.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has described dialogue as the best way to bring about change as the kingdom braces for more anti-government protest rallies.
  • Saudi protesters renew call for reform – Press TV, 10.03.2011 – Protesters in Saudi Arabia have poured into the streets to demand the ruling regime freedom in the monarchy and release political prisoners, despite a ban on demonstrations.
  • Saudi party responds to call for talks – Press TV, 10.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Ummah Party has responded to Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal’s call for dialogue to end the rising unrest in the kingdom.
  • Brian M Downing: Generational rage in the House – Asia Times Online, 10.03.2011 – Whatever response they plan to the „day of rage“ demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, the elders of the ruling House of Saud will have to take into account that generational conflict will resonate with politics and intrigues within the large royal family. Calls for change from Saudi youths will likely stir old resentments among royal offspring who hold positions in both the state and military.
  • ‚US abashed over Saudi catch-22‘ – Press TV, 10.03.2011 – Nearly two hundred people have staged another protest in Saudi Arabia’s oil producing Eastern province, defying a ban on demonstrations.
  • Arabische Revolution: Saudis halten Demos für Sünde – Financial Times Deutschland, 10.03.2011 – Neben Libyen stehen weiter Ägypten und Jemen im Blickpunkt. Und die saudische Führung fürchtet sich vor einem Übergreifen der Protestwelle. …
  • Demonstranten in Saudi Arabien fordern politische Reformen – IRIB, 10.03.2011 – In Saudi Arabien forderte die Bevölkerung bei Demonstrationen im Osten des Landes politische Reformen.
  • Speaking out – BBC News, 10.03.2011 – How Saudis are raising their voices.
  • Saudi role in Yemen crackdown exposed – Press TV, 10.03.2011 – A Yemeni opposition leader says Saudi Arabia collaborates with intensifying efforts by Sana’a to suppress outraged masses across the country that have been calling for ouster of Yemen’s unpopular ruler.
  • Women in polygamous marriages suffering psychological torture – Net News Global / arabnews.com, 10.03.2011 – Although Islam permits men taking more than one wife, the issue of polygamy remains a controversial one with many Saudi women dead set against sharing their husbands with others.
  • Saudi King Abdullah Blames Obama – DEBKAFile, 10.03.2011 – King Abdullah warns his princes and fellow-Arab rulers not to rely on the United States to rescue them from domestic unrest or any other threats. He blames Washington for failure to quell Bahrain troubles.
  • First Saudi Day of Rage flops, protesters to try again Friday – DEBKAFile, 10.03.2011 – Saudi protesters tried to grab limelight of Middle East by bringing forward its Day of Rage demos by four days to Monday, March 7. However, the organizers failed. debkafile’s sources report exclusively that they had planned to start the demonstrations against the Saudi throne in the western and southern regions Monday. This was to have build up to a powerful climax in Riyadh and across the kingdom Friday and execute the scenario most feared by the Saudi throne: a mainstream-Shiite protest merger.
  • VIDEO: Saudi Arabia prepares for ‚day of rage‘ – BBC News, 10.03.2011 – Protestors have taken to the streets in the city of Katif for a second night, before a so-called „day of rage“ against Saudi Arabia’s rulers planned for Friday.
  • Saudi Arabia police ‚fire at rally‘ – Al Jazeera, 10.03.2011 – Police reportedly open fire at several hundred protesters marching in eastern city of Qatif, AP reports.
  • Saudi police open fire at protest – BBC News, 10.03.2011 – Police in Saudi Arabia open fire to disperse mainly Shia protesters in the eastern city of Qatif, injuring at least three.
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Aktuelle Links & News ab 11.3.2011:

  • Global markets fall amid Saudi unrests – Press TV, 11.03.2011 – Global stock markets have dipped sharply due to concerns over possible oil supply disruptions, following the apparent spread of anti-government unrests in oil-rich Saudi Arabia.
  • More than 200 protest in eastern Saudi Arabia, according to reports – The Independent, 11.03.2011 – More than 200 protesters took to the streets today in the Saudi Arabian city of Hofuf, two activists told Reuters, responding to a call by online social networks for protests in favour of political reform.
  • Saudi forces brace for protests – BBC News, 11.03.2011 – Security forces in Saudi Arabia patrol streets of Riyadh in preparation for planned anti-government demonstrations.
  • Police prevent protests in Saudi capital Riyadh – The Independent, 11.03.2011 – Hundreds of police deployed in the Saudi capital today and prevented protests calling for democratic reforms inspired by the wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world.
  • S Arabia confirms firing at protesters – Press TV, 11.03.2011 – Saudi Arabia has confirmed that police opened fire at anti-government demonstrators just ahead of a planned day of rage.
  • Summer Said, Adam Entous: Protest Violence Reaches Saudi Arabia – WN.com, 11.03.2011 – Saudi police fired live ammunition into the air Thursday to disperse at least 200 Shiite protesters in the oil-rich Eastern province, the most significant escalation of unrest in the kingdom since popular demands for change began to sweep through the region late last year. Saudi activists have called for a „day of rage“ on Friday, raising new concerns about stability in Saudi Arabia, the U.S.’s most important Arab ally and the world’s largest oil producer. Three people were injured in the protest by activists in Qatif, in the oil-rich Eastern Province, calling for political reforms and the release of prisoners …
  • Polizei schießt auf Demonstranten – derStandard.at, 11.03.2011 – Drei Verletzte bei behördlich untersagter Kundgebung in Katif am Persischen Golf. …
  • Demonstrationen: Saudische Sicherheitskräfte feuern auf Demonstranten – n-tv.de, 11.03.2011 – Saudische Sicherheitskräfte haben in der Stadt Katif am Persischen Golf das Feuer auf Demonstranten eröffnet. Das berichtet CNN. Drei Menschen sind demnach verletzt ins Krankenhaus gebracht worden, sagen Augenzeugen. Unklar ist, ob die Sicherheitskräfte scharfe Munition oder Gummigeschosse verwendet haben. Mehr als 100 Menschen demonstrierten für die Freilassung schiitischer Häftlinge. Heute sei ein «Tag des Zorns» in Saudi-Arabien geplant, berichtet CNN.
  • Saudi-Arabien: Polizisten feuern bei Demonstration in die Luft – SPIEGEL ONLINE, 11.03.2011 – Bei Protesten in Saudi-Arabien sind Schüsse gefallen. Laut Innenministerium feuerten die Polizisten jedoch nur in die Luft, um die schiitische Demonstration zu zerstreuen. Trotzdem gab es mehrere Verletzte.
  • Saudi-Arabien: Mindestens vier Verletzte bei Vorgehen der Sicherheitskräfte gegen Demonstranten – IRIB, 11.03.2011 – Saudische Sicherheitskräfte haben am Donnerstag in der Stadt Qatif am Persischen Golf nach Angaben des US-Fernsehsenders CNN das Feuer auf Demonstranten eröffnet.
  • Pakistanische Söldner zur Unterdrückung der Demonstrationen in Saudi Arabien engagiert – IRIB, 11.03.2011 – Dem saudiarabischen Innenminister Najef bin Abdelaziz nahe stehende Quellen haben berichtet, dass er Tausende pakistanische Söldner für die Unterdrückung der Demonstrationen im Lande engagiert habe.
  • Weißes Haus unterstützt saudiarabische Demonstranten – IRIB, 11.03.2011 – Laut Präsident Obamas ranghohem Berater für Außenpolitik, verfolgen die USA die Entwicklungen in Saudi Arabien, insbesondere die Demonstrationen am heutigen Freitag, aus der Nähe.
  • Schiitenproteste in Saudi-Arabien – FAZ, 11.03.2011 – Bei einer Demonstration von 800 Schiiten in der saudischen Hafenstadt Qatif sind mindestens vier Personen verletzt worden, als die Polizei nach dem Ende der Kundgebung auf die Demonstranten schoss. Die Demonstranten waren am Donnerstag durch die Innenstadt der fast nur von Schiiten bewohnten Stadt gezogen und hatten die Freilassung von neun politischen Häftlingen gefordert. 200 Polizisten verfolgten die Kundgebung. Die Auseinandersetzung entzündete sich, als Demonstranten einen Polizisten angriffen, der den Protestzug filmte. …
  • Heute „Tag des Zorns“ in Saudi Arabien – Rote Fahne News, 11.03.2011 – Obwohl in Saudi Arabien Demonstrationen streng verboten sind demonstrierten bereits gestern 200 für die Freilassung politisch Gefangener.
  • Saudi Police attempt to arrest injured demonstrators shot by police – Net News Global / youtube.com, 11.03.2011 – On the night of thursday, march 10, 2011. citizens gather in front of a hospital in the eastern saudi city of qatif where policemen attempted to arrest injured pro-democracy demonstrators who were earlier shot by the saudi police. the injured were rushed to a military hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi Arabia ‚day of rage‘ protest fizzles – WN.com, 11.03.2011 – Few turn out for a ‚day of rage‘ protest that had been talked about for weeks in Saudi Arabia. The call for demonstrations, organized on Facebook and by word of mouth, had drawn a stern response from the government. Protesters shout slogans asking for the release of prisoners they say are held without trial, in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif Friday. …
  • Saudis hold protests amid tight security – Press TV, 11.03.2011 – Anti-government protesters take to the streets in Saudi Arabia despite authorities deploying hundreds of security forces in the capital, Riyadh.
  • ‚Day of rage‘ stifled – BBC News, 11.03.2011 – BBC reporter witnesses intimidation against Saudi protests.
  • Saudis hold protests amid tight security – Press TV, 11.03.2011 – Hundreds of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in the eastern Saudi Arabia staging a „Day of Rage,“ demanding political reforms.
  • Saudi protests highlight US hypocrisy – RT, 12.03.2011 – As unrest in the Arab world continues the Obama administration finds itself in a bind when it comes to undemocratic nations it actively supports.
  • UN sounds alarm on human rights issues in Bahrain, Yemen and Saudi Arabia – UN News Centre, 12.03.2011 – The United Nations human rights office voiced concern today about the ongoing situation in Bahrain, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, three Middle East countries where public protests against long-term leaders or regimes have been mounted …

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    [Arabrev] Saudi-Arabien – UPDATE 12.03.2011 – https://fetzenfisch.wordpress.com/arabrev/saudi

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