Saudi Arabia: Blogger Gets 10 years and 1000 lashes


The country’s highest court confirms 10-year prison sentence, 1,000 lashes for setting up website ‘Free Saudi Liberals’ Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence and 1,000 lashes for jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, human rights group Amnesty International said Saturday. Badawi was arrested in 2012 in the city of Jeddah for offensesContinue reading “Saudi Arabia: Blogger Gets 10 years and 1000 lashes”

‘Working hours in Spain are too long’


Spain moves to a different rhythm to the rest of Europe with people working, eating and going to bed later than anywhere else. In The Local’s latest opinion piece, we ask whether its time for a change to the country’s habits. The siesta was apparently banned in Spain in autumn 2012, and not for theContinue reading “‘Working hours in Spain are too long’”