Saudi Arabia

12:59am

Tue April 7, 2015
Politics

Your Call: Who are the Houthis?

Yemenis search for survivors in the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, April 4, 2015
Hani Mohammed AP

  

On the April 7th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with reporter Safa Al Ahmad about her FRONTLINE documentary The Fight for Yemen. Her on the ground and often dangerous reporting from Yemen takes a rare and close-up look at Houthis and their rise to power. How did the Houthis gain power? As violent feuds tear Yemen apart and the death toll rises, what are the prospects for its future? What questions do you have about Yemen? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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11:11pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Politics

Your Call: With the death of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, where is the Arabian Peninsula headed?

President Barack Obama meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman at Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015.

  

On the February 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Saudi Arabia’s domestic and regional policies. Following the death of King Abdullah, the kingdom has been hailed as "an Island of stability in a volatile region." How did Saudi Arabia react to recent popular uprisings in the Arab world? what drives its policies? And what’s in store for its US-Saudi relations? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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6:31pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

"Roads of Arabia": touring the ancient birthplace of Islam at the Asian Art Museum

 

The world is united in grief over recent attacks on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Meanwhile, Muslims are facing violence in the aftermath. Many have denounced it, including the family of a Muslim police officer killed by the gunmen. And many Muslims say what’s needed is a dialogue between civilizations to understand each other on a human level. One way to do that is through sharing ancient art.

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9:47am

Thu October 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Film of first Saudi Arabian female director showing in the Bay Area

We’re used to making movies here in California, but there are still places in the world where that art form is rare. Like in Saudi Arabia, which recently submitted an entry to the Foreign Film category of the Academy Awards for the first time ever. 

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