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Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image

Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image

Critics accuse the kingdom of “sportswashing” as international entertainment businesses shrug off human rights concerns.
Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image

Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image

Critics accuse the kingdom of “sportswashing” as international entertainment businesses shrug off human rights concerns.
Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image

Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image

Critics accuse the kingdom of “sportswashing” as international entertainment businesses shrug off human rights concerns.
Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage

Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage

Parliament had been expected to pass a sweeping overhaul of the penal code, much of which mirrored Shariah. President Joko Widodo said it needed “further study.”
Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage

Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage

Parliament had been expected to pass a sweeping overhaul of the penal code, much of which mirrored Shariah. President Joko Widodo said it needed “further study.”
What Do the Taliban Want in Afghanistan? A Lost Constitution Offers Clues

What Do the Taliban Want in Afghanistan? A Lost Constitution Offers Clues

Deep resistance to democracy and protections for minorities within the Taliban code will emerge as huge hurdles if the insurgents seek agreement with the Afghan government.
Brunei Says It Won’t Execute Gays After Protests of Stoning Law

Brunei Says It Won’t Execute Gays After Protests of Stoning Law

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei attending a ceremony in Bandar Seri Begawan in April.
Brunei Says It Won’t Execute Gays After Protests of Stoning Law

Brunei Says It Won’t Execute Gays After Protests of Stoning Law

Protestors outside The Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in London last month.
‘You Should Be in the Kitchen’: At Afghan Assembly, Women Are Told They Don’t Belong

‘You Should Be in the Kitchen’: At Afghan Assembly, Women Are Told They Don’t Belong

Afghan women at the traditional national assembly, or loya jirga, in Kabul on Monday.
Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

A mosque with a large black cube, a replica of the one in Mecca, on the rooftop of a shopping mall in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of mosques around the country bear Middle Eastern motifs
Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

A mosque with a large black cube, a replica of the one in Mecca, on the rooftop of a shopping mall in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of mosques around the country bear Middle Eastern motifs
Stoning Gay People? The Sultan of Brunei Doesn’t Understand Modern Islam

Stoning Gay People? The Sultan of Brunei Doesn’t Understand Modern Islam

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah after announcing that Islamic teachings in the country would be strengthened as strict new sharia punishments, including death by stoning for gay sex and adultery,
Brunei Hotel Boycott Gathers Steam as Anti-Gay Law Goes Into Effect

Brunei Hotel Boycott Gathers Steam as Anti-Gay Law Goes Into Effect

Celebrities are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel, part of a hotel group owned by the Sultan of Brunei, after the nation passed a law that will make gay sex punishable by death.
Brunei Hotel Boycott Gathers Steam as Anti-Gay Law Goes Into Effect

Brunei Hotel Boycott Gathers Steam as Anti-Gay Law Goes Into Effect

Celebrities are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel, part of a hotel group owned by the Sultan of Brunei, after the nation passed a law that will make gay sex punishable by death.
Brunei Stoning Punishment for Gay Sex and Adultery Takes Effect Despite International Outcry

Brunei Stoning Punishment for Gay Sex and Adultery Takes Effect Despite International Outcry

A mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The country’s new penal code is “barbaric to the core, imposing archaic punishments for acts that shouldn’t even be crimes,” the deputy Asia director of Human
Brunei Introduces Death by Stoning for Gay Sex and Adultery, Despite International Outcry

Brunei Introduces Death by Stoning for Gay Sex and Adultery, Despite International Outcry

A mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The country’s new penal code is “barbaric to the core, imposing archaic punishments for acts that shouldn’t even be crimes,” the deputy Asia director of Human
Brunei to Punish Adultery and Gay Sex With Death by Stoning

Brunei to Punish Adultery and Gay Sex With Death by Stoning

The sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, has advocated a conservative vision of Islam.
Brunei to Punish Adultery and Gay Sex With Death by Stoning

Brunei to Punish Adultery and Gay Sex With Death by Stoning

The sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, has advocated a conservative vision of Islam.
Indonesia’s Next Election Is in April. The Islamists Have Already Won.

Indonesia’s Next Election Is in April. The Islamists Have Already Won.

Ballots printed for the Indonesian presidential election at a factory in Jakarta. The incumbent, Joko Widodo, faces complaints from conservative and radical Islamic groups that he is anti-Islam.