Saudi Journalists Still in Jail Over Call for Women's RightsJune 6 marks two years since Nouf Abdulaziz was imprisoned for reporting on women's rights — an arrest that press freedom advocates say is indicative of how the Saudi government treats the press. Abdulaziz, a blogger and columnist who contributed to newspapers including Al-Sharq, is one of at least four female journalists jailed in 2018 over their reporting and advocating for increased freedoms for women and constitutional reform in Saudi Arabia, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). She is currently on trial for "communicating with foreign entities; recruiting state5
Divorces rise by 30% in Saudi Arabia after quarantine uncovers polygamous husbandsDivorces in Saudi Arabia have risen by 30 per cent in the month of February after the quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic caused many wives to discover that their husbands had other wives and f...2
U.S. oil prices settle at a 3-month high as traders bet on an output cut extensionU.S. oil futures <a href="/story/oil-futures-rise-on-hope-of-extension-of-global-production-cuts-2020-06-02" class="icon " >climbed Tuesday to settle at their highest since early March, buoyed by reports that major oil producers plan to extend their current production cuts beyond the end of June. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies were nearing an agreement to extend collective production cuts through Sept. 1, and planned to discuss output curbs during a meeting via conference call on Thursday, <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-russia-inch-toward-deal-on-post-lockdown-oil-cuts-11591024683" target="_new" class="icon " >The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing comments from delegates. Thursday's call would bring forward a meeting that the OPEC website still has scheduled for June 9-10. July West Texas Intermediate oil <phrase background-info="BRIEFING-BOOK" name="cln20" significance="MWLEGACY" type="COMPANY" vrtysux="COMPANY|cln20"> rose $1.37, or 3.9%, to settle at $36.81 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the highest finish for a front-month contract since March 6, according to Dow Jones Market Data.