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· November, 2007

Stories about Saudi Arabia from November, 2007

Saudi Arabia: Treatment of Women

  28 November 2007

Saudi Arabia’s medieval practices (only one manifestation of its backwards ideology) have been tolerated far too long, notes The Arabist, from Egypt, who links to an op-ed about the situation of women in the Kingdom.

Annapolis: The View from the Middle East

  28 November 2007

With leaders and politicians from the Middle East and far afield meeting in Annapolis, US, over brokering a peace deal between Israel and its Arab neighbours, the mood remains somber, skeptical and pessimistic among bloggers from the region.

Russia: ‘Siloviki’ on Hajj

  27 November 2007

Window on Eurasia writes about 15 Samara siloviki (“Muslim officers in the Samara branches of the Russian Federation procuracy, militia, FSB and other ‘special services'”) to go on hajj this year.

Brazil: Violence against woman

  23 November 2007

Marcelo Tas [pt] compares two recent incidents of violence against women in different parts of the planet. In Abaetetuba, Brazil, a teenager was incarcerated in a cell with 20 male inmates. It had the predicable result, the girl was raped repeatedly. In Saudi Arabia, a girl was found in a...

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Morocco: Women's Stories from Around the Globe

  23 November 2007

This week, Moroccan bloggers share their interest in issues affecting Muslim women around the world. From the treatment of gynecologists in Iraq to new workforce development initiatives in Morocco to rape sentencing in Saudi Arabia, Jillian York has the story.

Jordan: My First Crush

  18 November 2007

Jordanian Roba Al Assi takes us on a trip down memory lane to her school days in Saudi Arabia and her first crush. Read about it here.

Egypt: Why is Israel Scared?

  17 November 2007

“I can't find a reason why Israel is so scared that any Arab or Islamic country would own a nuclear program !! Seriously I do not find a good reason to all what the Israelis are doing whether from leading the world against Iran or attacking Egypt and KSA for...

Saudi Arabia: Women in Business

  17 November 2007

Bahraini blogger Esra'a posts a podcast featuring a lecture by Saudi businesswoman, Madawi Al Hassoun, a board member of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce. “If you don’t know much about Saudi women, if the main thing you hold against them is their inability to drive, if you think Saudi women...

Saudi Arabia: Mixed Nuts

  15 November 2007

Saudi-based blogger Nzingha introduces us to Mixed Nuts – a group of women who are married to Saudis but are not Saudis themselves.

Saudi: Use Al Qaeda to do your Dirty Work

  8 November 2007

Saudi-based Dottson advices his readers to use Al Qaeda to do their dirty work. “If you are stupid enough to try this and end up getting jailed, don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger :-)” he cautions.

Saudi Arabia: Kinky Clothing on Sale

  7 November 2007

Under the heavy veil and behind closely guarded doors, some Saudi women are being a tad bit naughty when it comes to dressing down for the bedroom. Blogger Nzingha reminds us, with photographs, that even women can be naughty in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia: Egyptian “Magician” Executed

  7 November 2007

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, links to a news article about the execution of an Egyptian in Saudi Arabia, accused of practicing magic and sorcery as well as adultery and desecration of the Holy Quran by putting it in a bathroom.

Saudi Arabia: Crossing to Bahrain

  6 November 2007

Nzingha, who blogs from Saudi Arabia, writes about her experiences crossing the King Fahad Causeway, a 25km bridge which links Bahrain to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

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