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· February, 2007

Stories about Saudi Arabia from February, 2007

Saudi Arabia: The Birth of a New Blogger

Saudi Stepford Wife is Saudi Arabia's latest female blogger to start ranting to the world. “I'm venting about issues I encounter from my perspective and through the filter of all...

Saudi Arabia: Government Cracking Down on Bloggers, New Saudi Ambassador to US, and More

A Press frenzy over Saudi school curriculums, a govermental campaign targeting a number of male Saudi bloggers, Anna Nicole Smith, Kareem Amer, forced divorces, a new government program to fight...

Saudi Arabia: Three French Nationals Killed

Three French nationals, some Muslim, were shot dead in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in what seems to be a militant attack, according to breaking news from Crossroads Arabia.

Saudi Arabia: Book Fair

Saudi Jeans reports about a bookfair in his country's capital Riyadh next month. “There will not be any days for families only. The book fair will be open to everybody,...

Saudi: Desert Trek

Neal of Arabia, a diplomatic spouse living in the Saudi capital Riyadh, takes us on a desert trek in nearby Dubai here, complete with an overnight stay in the desert.

Saudi: Spring of Culture Festival in Bahrain

A Swedish blogger, who lives in Saudi Arabia, sings laurels to the Spring of Culture festival being held in neighbouring Bahrain, which is linked to Saudi Arabia by a 25km...

Saudi Arabia: DiCaprio Deserves An Oscar

Writing hours before the Oscars, Saudi blogger Entropy says Leonardo DiCaprio deserves an Oscar for his roles in Blood Diamonds and The Departed.

Saudi Arabia: Camera or Magic Wand?

Saudi-based American blogger Nzingha shows us how it would take a miracle to change her camera to a magic wand here.

Saudi: Man Kills Wife

Whisper of Madness posts a link to a video, allegedly showing a Saudi man pushing his wife from the third floor. The woman reportedly died later in a hospital in...

A Week in the Saudi Blogosphere

False assumptions of a Saudi threat to US campuses, a bald Britney Spears, two new Saudi air carriers, Valentine's day, and the infamous “burqini;” all that and much more is...

Saudi Arabia: Clear Succession Mechanism

The Arabist praises Saudi Arabia for developing a clear succession mechanism for its monarchy. “Contrast that with the utter confusion over Egypt’s own succession system — the refusal of President...

Valentine Special: Is Love in the Air in the Middle East?

If a picture says a thousand words, this is the image Cece, who is based between Bahrain and Kuwait, has posted to sum up how she feels about Valentine's Day....

Saudi Arabia: Muslim Swimsuit?

Saudi blogger Khloud tells us about an Islamic swimsuit developed in Australia for Muslim life guards.

UAE: Oil Spy and Sex Expert?

UAE-based blogger Cowboy Media links to news reports on an oil spy in Qatar and a sex expert in Saudi Arabia.

Syria: The Difference between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Syrian blogger Mustafa Hamido briefly sums up the similarities and differences between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Arabisc: Egyptian Women a Cut Above the Rest

Prostitution, female circumcision and lesbianism aren't vices restricted to Egyptian woman, says Egyptian blogger Tamr Heneh, in an open letter to Egyptian talk show hostess Dr Hala Sarhan. According to...

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Course

A course on human rights is being held in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, in March 15-16, reports Saudi Jeans. “The course is the first of its kind here, and the seats...

Saudi Arabia: Blogging Concerns

Saudi Jeans wonders how can bloggers protect themselves, following Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif‘s incident. “Mahmood's suggestion to arrange a workshop run by professional journalists to teach us how to criticize,...

Iraq: Sandwiched Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

“We are sandwiched between Saudis lamenting sectarianism and the Shia threat, and Iranians raging war against America and Israel. Instead of finding a united cause to bring us together we...

Saudi Arabia: Jail and Lashes for Partying

Or Does It Explode..reports that 20 people were sentenced to jail and lashes in Saudi Arabia for attending a party.

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