Protesters in Saudi Arabia are becoming bolder, writes Steven Miller in the National Interest.
On September 10, dozens of prisoners’ relatives descended upon the public prosecutor’s office in Riyadh, where they staged a two-day sit-in until the prosecutor agreed to meet with them on the spot. Only days later, for the first time ever, banners sprang up throughout the capital that read “Al-Ha’ir Political Prisoners in Danger,” “Stop Torture . . . Inside Prisons” and “Families of Prisoners [demand] . . . Release Our Relatives.”
Robert M. Danin of the Council on Foreign Relations presents a statistical breakdown of the cost of the conflict in Syria.
UN Refugees – Registered or Waiting to be Registered
Total refugees registered or awaiting registration by the UN in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq: 311,500
Refugees in Turkey: 96,397
Refugees in Jordan: 103,488
Refugees in Lebanon: 80,800
Refugees in Iraq: 36,500
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