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· December, 2007

Stories about Saudi Arabia from December, 2007

Arabeyes: Sad for Bhutto

News of the murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was received with shock across the Middle East. Bloggers reacted in awe, shock, anger and submission to the hopelessness...

Arab Bloggers Alarmed by Al Farhan's Arrest

Reactions continue to reverberate across the Arab blogosphere following the arrest of Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan, whose charges still remain unknown. Following is what some of region's bloggers have...

Saudi Arabia: Free Fouad Update

The leading Saudi blogger, Fouad Alfarhan, who has been arrested in Jeddah on December 10, 2007 for exercising his freedom of speech on his popular blog alfarhan.org has sent a...

Bahrain: The debt owed to the Indians of the Gulf

This is the second post from Bahrain this week; the first covered various celebrations, and demonstrations. In this post we'll be examining the official population statistics, hearing about a frustrating...

Saudi Blogger Fouad Al Farhan Arrested in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia added yet another accolade to its freedom of speech record by arresting its first blogger. Fuad Al Farhan, considered by many as being the dean of Saudi bloggers...

Saudi: World Excited About Saudi ‘YouTubers’

Saudi Jeans comments on the world's fascination with the relationship of Saudis with video sharing site YouTube. “Now this fascination is not limited to Saudis as YouTube has become an...

Saudi Fatwa Against the US Dollar

Window into Palestine comments on a new Saudi fatwa (religious edict) on the US dollar. Click here to read about it.

Saudi Arabia: Leading Blogger Arrested

The Arab Blogger's Observatory (Ar) announced the arrest of pioneer Saudi blogger Fuad Al Farhan. The site did not cite any reasons for his arrest.

Syria: Friend Kidnapped in Saudi Arabia

Syrian Kinan Jarjous, who lives in Dubai, narrates to us hos his friend was kidnapped and robbed in Saudi Arabia.

Lebanon: Who Killed Francois Hajj and Why?

Lebanon grabs the international headlines again, with another assassination. Who was killed and why? Who is blaming whom and what have the region's bloggers got to say.

Bahrain: Fikr 6 – Changing the World

Last week I was privileged to attend Fikr 6, a conference organised by the Arab Thought Foundation: In keeping with the mission of the Arab Thought Foundation to promote the...

Saudi: Xmas Blues

Nzingha, who is married to a Saudi, discusses how she and her children will feel about Christmas, when she visits her brother in the US.

Saudi: Columnist Quits Over Gang Rape Case

Or Does it Explode reports that a Saudi columnist has dropped her pen in despair over a high profile gang rape case, in which a Saudi victim is being punished...

Saudi: Vote for Me

“And since I have no shame left I don't feel bad begging for votes :) Once again the Brass Crescent Awards are doing their yearly recognition of some of the...

Saudi: Car Number Plate for $1.7m

Saudi Jeans isn't pleased that a fellow Saudi purchased a car number plate for $1.7 million. “But I guess you know what they say: you can’t buy good taste,” he...

Egypt: Annapolis Adieu

"Annapolis, Annapolis, this name is haunting me everywhere I go - in newspapers and blogs and on TV. For me, Annapolis seems to be a Greek city near The Acropolis,...

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