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· October, 2005

Stories about Saudi Arabia from October, 2005

Saudi Arabia: Children's Rights

28 October 2005

Sabbah writes: “A 14-year-old Egyptian boy faces execution in Saudi Arabia after a flawed trial in which he was convicted for the murder of another child, Human Rights Watch said today.“

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

27 October 2005

This week, Abu Hamad has a question to his Saudi readers: “what would you do if Bush and his “junta” decided to invade Saudi?” He thinks that with current state of affairs it is extremely unlikely, but asks his reader not to try to limit their imaginations. Farooha had a...

Saudi: University Bulletin

26 October 2005

Farooha says that bulletin boards in universities are usually put up for academic purposes. Timetables, grades, notices and scholastic contests are all examples of what one would expect to usually find hung up by the ever so concerned faculty. However, in KSU, you would find “Conditions to Wear Hijab” poster.

Saudi Arabia: Blogger Meetup

26 October 2005

Ahmed announce that first Saudi Bloggers meetup is to take place this Friday. Second one he is organizing for eastern province bloggers. Good Luck!

Yemen: Rocket Hit Saudi

  25 October 2005

Sabbah wonders what's behind the lack of info behind the rocket that was fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen?

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

20 October 2005

On a recent interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News, King Abdullah said the day when women can drive in Saudi Arabia is going to come. Riyadhawi's comment on that statement was one word: When? (Arabic) “When this day comes, the suffering of a large portion of the society will...

Saudi Arabia: Imagine Being a Woman

  14 October 2005

Farah continues her war for woman's rights in Saudi. She translated an Arabic article by a Saudi female columnists Badria Al Bisher, titled “Imagine Being a Woman..”. She dedicate this article (the English translation) to what she calls a Bedouin, male-pride antics.

Saudi: Flickr's Back

  13 October 2005

Ibrahim Owais of Ocean Creep just reported that flickr.com is back to work in Saudi Arabia, after they blocked it for nearly 2 weeks.

Qatar: Religious Rights

  13 October 2005

Friends of Aljazeera posts that the Arab Committee for the Defense of Journalists, received a large number of complaints from journalists and technicians working in Aljazeera TV station , saying that the Saudi Embassy in Doha-Qatar has been refusing to give them any kind of transit or entry visas ,...

The Saudi Blogosphere: Post-blockage Hyperactivity

  13 October 2005

Happy Ramadhan, everyone. Welcome to this week's Saudi blogosphere roundup. The big news in the Saudi blogosphere this week was the blockage of Blogger.com. When she saw Blogger blocked, Noura started filling the unblocking form right away, however, she thought that ISU won't unblock it (Arabic). “I tried them several...

Saudi Blogosphere Roundup

6 October 2005

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first Saudi Blogosphere Roundup. Here is a little bit about what we are talking about here: The Saudi blogosphere has about 60 blogs listed on Saudi Blogs, including bloggers who live inside and outside Saudi Arabia, in addition to bloggers from other countries who live...

Saudi Arabia: Internet Morals

5 October 2005

Dotsson says that according to this 92.5% of the Kingdom's internet users try to access websites that are blocked for one reason or another!

Saudi Arabia: Blogger is Back

  5 October 2005

According to Ibrahim Owais and Farah, Blogger.com is back in Business at Saudi Arabia. Ibrahim mentions that flickr.com, megaupload.com, livejournal.com and the list goes on, are still blocked.

Saudi Arabia Blocks Blogger and Flickr, Again

  4 October 2005

Two days ago, the Internet Services Unit (ISU) at King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the governing body of the internet in Saudi Arabia, have blocked Blogger, denying users inside the country accessing their blogs. They have also blocked photos from the popular photo hosting service Flickr. Users...

Saudi Arabia: We're Always Getting Blamed

  3 October 2005

Commenting on the recent Bali explosions, The Religious Policeman says that it's very difficult being a moderate Muslim these days. The vast majority of Muslims are moderate, wouldn't hurt a fly, want to do nothing more than live in peace, earn a living, and bring up their families. Yet they...

Saudi Blogger Misses Chance to Meet Karen Hughes

  1 October 2005

Much controversy has surrounded the mission of Ambassador Karen Hughes, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and Public Affairs at the US Department of State, to the Middle East. Most of Arab media said the visit is useless, because they don't believe that this woman will be able to improve...

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