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· March, 2007

Stories about Saudi Arabia from March, 2007

Israel: On the Saudi Initiative

Israeli blogger Yaeli suggests that her country responds to the Saudi initiative using the analysis being made by a Lebanese. “If Israel’s position is reasonable – and I think it...

Saudi Arabia: Jailed Activists

Saudi-American blogger and journalist Rasheed Abou-Alsamh discusses whether a number of jailed Saudi citizens are terrorists or political activists.

Saudi Arabia and the Smiths

Saudi blogger Fedo links to an episode of American Dad, in which Stan Smith and his family are relocated to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi: No Photos Allowed

Saudi-based blogger Sand Gets In My Eyes rants about a ban on taking pictures using camera phones being reimposed in the Kingdom. “This week, Saudi Arabia announced that it will...

Saudi Arabia: Child Slaves

Blogger Issandr Al Amrani links to a BBC documentary on the child slaves of Saudi Arabia here. “These children (from poor countries like neighbouring Yemen) are often sold by families...

Lebanon: Saudis Spending Millions to Improve Image

Saudi “businessmen” spend $15 million to fund a US “documentary” film to “improve its image around the world,” writes Lebanese blogger As'ad Abu Khalil here.

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of the Middle East

When I first saw these pictures. I thought to myself sheep = New Zealand. How wrong was I! A closer look will show you that the donkey was familiar, the...

Egypt: Osama Bin Laden's Birthday

Osama bin Laden‘s birthday falls today. Click here to read what Egyptian blogger Ritzy Mabrook has to say about the occasion.

Algeria: More Info on Saudi Dialect

Algerian blogger and linguist Lameen Souag is looking for more information on Arab dialects from Saudi Arabia here.

Lebanon: Saudi's Marriage Amusing

Lebanese blogger Asad Abu Khalil is amused that a 76-year-old Saudi has married a 15-year-old girl.

Saudi Arabia: In Love With Omar Sharif

Saudi blogger Reema is in love with Omar Sharif. Read all about her infatuation here.

Saudi Arabia: Interacting with the Opposite Sex

Saudi blogger Khloud links to an article on interacting with members of the opposite sex here. She says it is a must-read article.

Saudi Arabia: Rectum Scare at LA Airport

Saudi blogger Yazeez links to a news article which claims: An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International...

Saudi Arabia: Embassy Emergency Drill

Saudi-based British diplomatic spouse/blogger Chris Neal says emergency exercises in embassies have their benefits. “I won't go into any more detail than that, but from what I hear the exercise...

Saudi Arabia: 2007 Riyadh International Book Fair, Ahmadinejad's Visit to the Kingdom, and More

This week's roundup includes more on Saudi broken blogs, Ahmadinejad's first visit to Saudi Arabia, a humble letter to the Saudi Minister of Labor, the capture of suspects of the...

Arabisc: An Open letter to the Saudi Labour Minister

Saudi Arabian blogger Raed Al Saeed has written an open letter to his Labour Minister Dr Ghazi Al Gosaibi, who is also a distinguished writer and diplomat, and posted it...

Lebanon: Anxiety and Cautious Optimism

Most of the posts in the Lebanese blogosphere reflect the atmosphere of anxiety, pessimism and mistrust that is the general mood of the Lebanese nowadays. Here is a summary of...

Saudi Arabia: Critics Banned From Travelling Abroad

Or Does it Explode reports that citizens critical of the Saudi government are banned from travelling outside their country here. Citing Human Rights Watch, the blogger says the move is...

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