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· December, 2008

Stories about Saudi Arabia from December, 2008

Saudi Arabia accuses Egyptian of Espionage

27 year old IT programmer Youssef Al Ashmawy is currently detained in a prison Riyadh and is accused of spying on the Kingdom. Zeinobia wrote: Saudi Arabia is detaining Egyptian...

Saudi Arabia: Attitudes towards suicide

Saudiwoman discusses suicide in Saudi Arabia: “In general, Saudi society views suicide as deeply sad but not quite shameful. It’s better to have someone in the family who committed suicide...

Saudi Arabia: The return of public cinemas?

Public cinemas have been banned in Saudi Arabia for the last 30 years, and if residents of the kingdom want to watch films on the big screen, they travel to...

Saudi Arabia: The problems of women in medicine

Saudi blogger Ruhsa explores the stigma faced by Saudi women working in medicine, including the idea that women in the field are considered “easy”.

Saudi Arabia: What Women Can Do

American Bedu starts a list of what Saudi women can and can not do.

Saudi Girls Rock!

A group of Saudi young women are making their voices heard - in a manner unheard of in conservative Saudi Arabia. The Accolade is an all-girl rock band which is...

Saudi Arabia: Bloggers and Blogging in Saudi Arabia

American Bedu, an American woman in Saudi Arabia, writes about the impact of blogs and bloggers in the Kingdom. “In my view, blogs are an excellent mechanism to further balance...

Saudi Arabia: Welcome to Old Jeddah

Susie's Big Adventure, a blog by an American woman in Saudi Arabia, introduces us to old Jeddah in this post.

The Saudi Patient

Dubai Consumer Mirror pleads with Saudi bloggers to come to the aid of a Saudi girl, who was injured in an accident. Read more about her here.

Russia: A Church in Saudi Arabia?

Window on Eurasia reports: “The king of Saudi Arabia has announced that he is ready to support the construction of a mosque and Islamic cultural center in Moscow, a city...

Saudi Arabia: Visiting the Kuwait Book Fair

Saudi blogger Pen [Ar] travels to Kuwait, where he visits the Kuwait Book Fair and buys a few books.

Egypt: Online Journalism in the Arab World

Lebanese journalist Bassam Twaini presented a talk entitled The State of Online Journalism in the Arab World, at a conference in Cairo, Egypt, reports Saudi blogger Yaser Al Ghaslan [Ar],...

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