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· May, 2007

Stories about Saudi Arabia from May, 2007

Saudi: Saudi Jeans Birthday

Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans (Ahmed Al Omran) is marking his 23rd birthday without much fanfare. “As for my birthday, there will be no party: Just me and my beer coke,...

Egypt: From Here and There

Egypt-based blogger Issandr El Amrani selects a few essential readings here, where he links to articles of interest to his readers including one about how some Iraqi refugees are turning...

Kuwait: Saudi Driving

Drunk'n'Gorgeous from Kuwait posts this YouTube video of a “driving adventure” in Saudi Arabia. And she thinks it's hilarious!

Egypt: Live Snakes to Saudi

Egyptian blogger Mostafa Hussein links to an AP story which says that police detained a man at Cairo's airport – bound for Saudi Arabia – who was trying to smuggle...

King of Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Visits Morocco, Gets the Royal Treatment

Tunisien Doctor muses (Fr) about King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's treatment duing his visit to Morocco: the hand-kissing, the woolen carpets strenching hundreds of meters to line the path of...

Jordan: Arab Media Watchdog

Jordanian blogger Lina links to a news article which says that journalists from five Arab countries are to launch a media watchdog group in reaction to what they call increased...

Saudi Arabia: The Death of a Prince, Water Shortages and Making a Splash

Saudi-American blogger Rasheed Abou-Alsamh sums up a few developments in Saudi this week. They include the death of a Saudi prince, water shortages in Jeddah and criticism of a BBC...

Saudi Arabia: The Weak-End

“It wasn't unexpected at all, at least not to me: several members of the Shoura Council decided to use the religion card against a proposal to change the Kingdom’s official...

Saudi: Cooling off in a Swimming Pool

Saudi-based blogger Nzingha ridicules a report by a BBC correspondent about life in Saudi. “You will all be happy to know that as you plunge yourself deeply into the pools...

Saudi Arabia: Don't Drive in Colorado!

Saudi blogger Serendipity warns people against driving in Colorado, US. “You know how they say that you shouldn’t speed towards the end of the month because Police try to meet...

Iraq: Why a Saudi-Egypt Bridge Would Worry Israel

Iraqi blogger Ladybird puts one and one together to explain why the construction of a bridge connecting Egypt to Saudi Arabia would get the Israelis worried.

Saudi Arabia: Milyani's blog has been blocked

There's a thrilling debate on the Saudi blogsphere after the news of blocking Mohammed Milyani's blog by the Internet Services Unit (ISU). And even if there is a strong speculation...

AlJazeeraTalk Blocked in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Basheer and Amaar are both reporting that AlJazeeraTalk, a popular Arabic youth blog and discussion board, has been blocked to users in Saudi Arabia. AlJazeera Talk has responded by...

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

From dealing with the death of dear friend - a horse - to news of how the seaside town of Mukalla is Yemen is turning into a soulless new construction...

Yemen: Breaking into Saudi Prison

Breaking out of prisons is the norm. Not any more. Blogger Jane Novak links to an article which claims that a cell of nine Yemenis were planning to break into...

Camel Hopping in Yemen

Kuwaiti-Saudi blogger Yazeez links to a video of a new sport in Yemen. Anyone into camel hopping?

Iraq: Underground Missile Cities in Saudi and Syria?

Iraqi blogger Lady Bird points the finger at Israel, accusing it of spreading propaganda about the presence of underground missile cities in both Syria and Saudi Arabia. “Don’t be surprised...

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