Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Saudi Arabia Opens Borders For Qatari Pilgrims To Attend Hajj

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will open its land borders with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims access during the annual Hajj to Mecca, which will take place at the beginning of September this year.  This new development was preceded by border closures announced on June 5th after Saudi Arabia, […]

Lebanon Abolishes ‘Marry-Your-Rapist’ Laws

Lebanon has joined a wave of other Middle Eastern states to outlaw the practice that allowed rapists to fight prosecution by marrying their victims. While Jordan and Tunisia abolished similar provisions last month, Egypt and Morocco made similar changes to domestic laws in 1999 and 2014. The campaign against the Lebanese rape-marriage […]