April 15, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Tania Kohut, Global News
Months after Global News and several other media organizations requested it under access-to-information legislation, Global Affairs Canada released its 2015 human rights report on Saudi Arabia.
But the department redacted everything in the report related to potentially contentious human rights issues.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
A site regarded as one of the holiest on the planet is gearing up for a 21st-century transit makeover.
Mecca, birthplace of Mohammed, is aiming to create a massive, multimodal public transit network to accommodate the millions of Muslim pilgrims who flock there. And Canadian transportation engineers are among those helping them.
Mecca is no stranger to Olympic-sized crowds: For centuries, it’s been the home of the world’s largest pilgrimage – the hajj, which brings about 2.5 million people each year. That number is expected to grow to four million, even as the city itself doubles in size. A fleet of buses just doesn’t cut it any more.