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· July, 2008

Stories about Saudi Arabia from July, 2008

Saudi Arabia: Is Divorce an Easy Word?

With divorce rates soaring to an all new high in Saudi Arabia, Saudi blogger 3abira Sabeel [Ar] asks: “Has divorce become such an easy word?” Amira Al Hussaini translates 3abira's...

Saudi Arabia: On the move…or not

The journey, not the arrival matters? Two bloggers from Jeddah would disagree. They have both been having problems getting from one place to another: one in Jeddah itself and the...

Arabeyes: Head Over Heels for Muhannad

A strange phenomenon has gripped the Arab world and Arabs seem to agree on something. It is an infatuation with a Turkish soap opera, dubbed in Arabic, and its stunning...

Saudi Arabia: 5,000 Saudis in Dubai

Saudi Jeans is surprised there are 5,000 Saudis living in nearby Dubai, UAE. Click on the link to read why many people find living in Dubai lucrative.

Saudi Arabia: What is the point of MBC Persia?

MBC is a Saudi-run satellite television company, known across the Arab world for its entertainment channels as well as Al Arabiya news channel. It has just launched a new channel...

Saudi Arabia: Segregation on the blogroll?

It is well known that segregation of the sexes in Saudi Arabia exists in everyday life - but what about online? Can the names of male and female bloggers exist...

Saudi Arabia: What's Your Mother's Name?

“What's your mother's name?” Thamer Al Marzooqi [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, challenges his readers – in a culture where women's names are considered to remain in the private domain.

Saudi Arabia: Three Years of Blogging

7alablog [Ar] celebrates his third year as a blogger in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia: What if Olive Riley Had Blogged All Along?

The world's oldest blogger, Australian Olive Riley has died at the age of 108. In mourning her death, Mohammed Al Shehri, from Saudi Arabia, wonders what the legacy Riley would...

Saudi Arabia: In Praise of the Iraqi National Anthem

Al Musafer [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, praises the new Iraqi national anthem.

Saudi Arabia: Death on Roads

New traffic laws have been introduced in Saudi Arabia. Yet, according to Sabra: “A ‘weekend traffic rush’ resulted in three traffic accidents Wednesday night wherein NINE people have died and...

Saudi Arabia: Legal Question

“I was disappointed to read that a committee from MOJ [Ministry of Justice] is working on the US$ 1.86 plan the King ordered to overhaul the judicial system in the...

Saudi Arabia: The Black Garbage Bag

American Sabra is in Saudi Arabia … and has to do what the Saudi women do when it comes to covering up from head to toe when outside her house....

Saudi Arabia: Prize for new media announced

Saudi Jeans reports on the announcement of the Hadeel International Prize for New Media, established in memory of Saudi blogger Hadeel who recently passed away. The prize is an international...

Saudi Arabia: Keep out of my space!

Nzingha is used to people keeping a physical distance from each other in Saudi Arabia – but she says that in Bahrain those boundaries of personal space are not respected.

Saudi Arabia: No Need for Doctors

Saudi Jeans comments on an article by a senior Saudi cleric arguing for less health and more religious studies programmes at universities.

Saudi Arabia: Pious Wife Beating

From Cairo, Tom Gara posts a video [Ar] featuring a Saudi clergyman preaching on how to discipline wives. He adds: “This clip of a Saudi cleric explaining how to properly...

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