Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saudi reforms advance

"Saudi security forces arrested 164 Syrian expatriates who staged a rally in Riyadh in support of the five-month uprising in their homeland against the rule of President Bashar Assad, a Syrian human rights organization said Wednesday.  The 164 were arrested on Aug. 12 as they marched, spurred by a speech by King Abdullah days earlier during which he condemned Assad’s bloody crackdown, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said." (thanks Gregg)