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· October, 2008

Stories about Saudi Arabia from October, 2008

Saudi Arabia: Funding Increased for Scholarships

Will students on government scholarships have their stipends increased? Ahmed Al Shumrani [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, hopes so.

Saudi Arabia: Creating a modern mix

Saudi blogger Hala wonders about Canadian activist Irshad Manji, who is lesbian, feminist, and Muslim: “Some choose to create a modern mix of their original values and their new ones,...

Egypt: Laila Echoes Reverberate in the Land of the Nile

In its third year, the Kolena Laila (We Are All Laila) campaign took a different turn, reaching out to women with no access to the Internet and giving them a...

Saudi Arabia: What if the Prophet Were to Return to Saudi?

American Bedu asks: “[I]f the Prophet (pbuh) were to return to Saudi Arabia for even just one week, what would he think of what he sees today of the people?...

Saudi Arabia: The Commercialisation of Mecca

American Bedu explains how commercialism is making is way to Mecca, the holiest of Islamic sites, where residents are being forced out of their apartments and homes, to make room...

Saudi Arabia: AC Troubles

Saudi Wanderer [Ar] complains about the fluctuating temperatures and his struggle with the air-conditioner – turn it on, and you feel cold; turn it off, and you sweat.

Saudi Arabia: Ancient churches

Saudi Jeans explains that Saudi Arabia is the site of some of the oldest churches in the region, even though Christians cannot publicly practise their religion in the kingdom today.

Bangladesh: Racism faced in Saudi Embassy

A Bangladeshi blogger Juboraj was refused visa from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ghana and denied to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia citing the reason that only citizens of...

Syria: Saudi Paper Banned

Syrian-Saudi relations have reached an all low point, where even a Saudi newspaper has been banned. Sami Moubayed explains on Syria Comment.

Saudi Arabia: On Misyar

Stilettos in the Sand, from Saudi Arabia, shares her thoughts on ‘temporary’ marriages or misyar, in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Accidents and More

Stilettos in the Sand, from Saudi Arabia, provides a local round up of accidents, incidents and crimes.

Saudi Arabia: Business opportunity

Aysha Alkusayer has a suggestion for anyone looking to invest in Saudi Arabia: daycare. “Here’s what’s changing in Saudi. Young couples are moving away from their family’s house to wherever...

Saudi Arabia: Who polices the religious police?

Susie of Arabia writes about the Muttawa, or religious police, in Saudi Arabia and asks: “Who exactly is in charge of policing the Mutawwa here and how much are they...

Arabeyes: Here Comes the One-Eye Veil

From a veil which covers the face but allows women to show their two eyes, an Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia is now calling for a veil which shows one...

The Blogging Revolution: from Iran to Cuba

Antony Loewenstein, a Sydney-based freelance journalist and blogger, has recently published his new book: The Blogging Revolution. This book talks about the impact of blogging on six countries: Iran, Syria,...

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