Saudi youth fighting against Assad regime in Syria


GlobalPost has learned that hundreds of young Saudis are flocking to Syria in a ‘holy war’ against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. By Reese Erlich GlobalPost, March 13, 2013 Editor’s Note: This dispatch is part of a GlobalPost Special Report exploring the rift between Sunni and Shia Muslims, “In the Land of Cain & Abel,” marking … Continue reading

Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia keep the protest movement alive


Though illegal in the kingdom, open dissent is alive and well in Qatif. By Reese Erlich, GlobalPost, March 18, 2013 Editor’s Note: When Arab Spring protests broke out in Saudi Arabia in 2011, the government reacted quickly. It pumped $130 billion into the economy, including hiring 300,000 new state workers and raising salaries. It also … Continue reading