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· January, 2008

Stories about Saudi Arabia from January, 2008

Saudi Arabia: Women Right's Group Soon

Lou from Saudi Arabia reports that her country will establish a women's rights group.

Saudi Arabia: Women Football Players

Saudi women are now given a chance to show off their sportsmanship, according to Muneeb, who says that female Saudi women football players staged their first public match.

Saudi's Women Drivers

El Naar links to an article which discusses Saudi Arabia's plan to allow female drivers.

Russia: Hajj Quotas

Window on Eurasia writes about hajj quotas and how it relates to Russia's Muslims.

Saudi Arabia: Women May be Allowed to Drive

Mideast Youth author Muneeb links to news reports which say that Saudi women may be allowed to drive by the end of this year.

Saudi Arabia: Women Allowed to Stay at Hotels

Or Does it Explode reports a small victory for Saudi women in this post. It quotes news sources as saying: “Women in Saudi Arabia can now stay in a hotel...

Avaaz Launches Free Fouad Petition

Avaaz has launched a petition rallying for the release of jailed Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan, writes Esraa from Mideast Youth.

Kuwait: Saudis with Free Time

A video showing some pranks Saudi youngsters were up to, posted by Mark from Kuwait, has raised concerns among some of his readers.

Russia: Flag Unification for Hajj?

Window on Eurasia reports that the Russian Federation's Muslims make hajj “under the flags of their national republics or even nations.” This may change next year, though.

GCC-Iran Relations Improving

Marc Lynch takes a closer look at the improving relationship between Gulf Arab states and Iran in this post, despite Bush's visit to the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council is...

Saudi Arabia: Letter to Al Farhan

Saudi Jeans writes an open letter to jailed Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan here.

Yemen: In Support of Fouad

Yemeni blogger Yemen Eye (Ar) expresses his support for jailed Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan in this post.

Free Fouad: Arab Bloggers Speak Up!

The dean of Saudi bloggers Fouad Al Farhan (Ar) is still being detained - a month after he was handcuffed from his office in Jeddah and taken to an undisclosed...

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Beachfront in Pictures

Gardenia has just bought a new camera and is clicking away at the Jeddah beach front, in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi blogger Alfarhan detained for violating rules not related to state security

Responding to repeated requests for comment with a brief cellphone text message, a spokesperson for the Saudi Interior Ministry, confirmed yesterday that blogger Fouad Alfarhan was being held for “interrogation...

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