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· May, 2008

Stories about Saudi Arabia from May, 2008

Iran:”Propaganda against Shi'ites in Saudi Arabia

Ghaghnoos, an Iranian blogger, says[Fa] that in Saudi Arabia some preachers publicly talk against Shi'ites. He has published several photos from his trip in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on The Prisoner

From Saudi Arabia, Hayfa [Ar] read The Prisoner by Moroccan writer Malika Oufkir and shares her thoughts about it here.

Saudi Arabia: Pyschiatric Help for Teachers

Saudi blogger Thamood [Ar] suggests increasing the salaries of teachers because of the harassment they are subjected to from students, who ask repetitive questions. He says the money would go...

Saudi Arabia: Being Silly

Saudi blogger Mashi 67 [Ar] affirms he has the right to express himself in any way he wants – even if he decides to be silly and stick to silly...

Saudi Arabia: Monkeys and Residents

Muqeem in KSA [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, is wondering why authorities haven't taken any measures against the problem residents are having with wild monkeys and asks whether it was because...

Saudi Arabia: Dhahran Under Siege

Saudi Arabia hosted the Gulf Cooperation Council's Summit in its Eastern province, bringing the leaders of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE under one roof - and holding the...

Kuwait: Sad for Hadeel

Kuwait blogger Rawan mourns the death of Saudi blogger Hadeel - and writes [Ar]: “I don't know why I cried a lot over a person I never knew. Why did...

Egypt: A Taxi Driver's Words of Wisdom

Israeli-American blogger Daniel Lubetsky, traveling in Egypt, interviews his taxi driver on leading figures in the Middle East. “I asked him to rank people or countries, thumbs up or thumbs...

Egypt: Sad for Hadeel

Zeinobia, from Egypt, mourns the death of Saudi blogger Hadeel and asks: “I do not know why I feel sad. Is it because Hadeel was young like me , she...

Arabeyes: Mourning for Hadeel

Saudi blogger Hadeel El Hadeef passed away exactly a month after her 25th birthday. Bloggers from around the region come together to mourn the death and celebrate the life of...

Saudi Arabia: Flogging for Professor

“A Saudi University professor is facing flogging and imprisonment for breaking the law. He was caught having a cup of coffee with a lady who was not related to him...

Syria: Call to Release Jailed Relatives in Saudi Arabia

Or Does it Explode reports on a protest in Damascus, Syria, calling for the release of their relatives, who are imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. According to the blog, Saudi Arabia...

Saudi Arabia: Just Hit, Don't Bite!

From Saudi Arabia, Nzingha comments on a news report which says that a Saudi woman attacked and bit a man who was sexually harassing her on a street and says:...

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Appeals

Two human rights bodies are appealing to Saudi Arabia to drop charges against two Saudis – one for setting up a website and another for sitting with a woman in...

Saudi Arabia: Blog Anniversary

Saudi blogger Milyani [Ar] marks his blogs second anniversary by sharing some statistics: The average number of visits to his blog average 30,000 readers daily.

Saudi Arabia: Just a Bag?

Ibrahim from Saudi Arabia complains [Ar] that while companies mark their anniversaries with valuable prizes for their staff and customers, the company he works with was satisfied with giving their...

Saudi Arabia: Why Are There No Cinemas?

"Why are there no cinemas in Saudi Arabia?" asks Saudi blogger Hayfa [Ar], who offers us her ideas of a workable plan to make cineplexes and movie screenings compliant with...

Saudi Women Against Late Night Weddings

“Apparently many Saudi women believe that late night weddings are highly inconvenient, so they’re campaigning and holding workshops to try and change this tradition,” writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a, who argues...

Saudi Arabia: The Second Wife's Pain

From Saudi Arabia, American Bedu shares the pain shared by the second wife.

Arabeyes: Freedom for Fouad Al Farhan

Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan is now a free man, after spending 137 days in detention in Jeddah. While bloggers have all along speculated why he has been held by...

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