Charlie attack raises stakes for Saudi Arabia in flogging case

Saudi Arabia`s ruling family is coming under pressure from Western countries over its weekly flogging of writer Raif Badawi for "insulting Islam", but it appears more worried about the risk of offending domestic conservatives if it lets him off.

Sudan trouser woman `ready for 40,000 lashes`

A Sudanese journalist facing 40 lashes for wearing "indecent" trousers vowed on the eve of her judgment that she is ready to be whipped 40,000 times in her bid to change the country`s harsh laws.