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· January, 2009

Stories about Saudi Arabia from January, 2009

Arab World: “We Stopped Saying Israel…”

A message on Twitter calling upon Arabs to stop saying Israel has snowballed into a movement across the Arab world, in this latest twist of the ongoing online war following...

Iran: The news that we don't hear in Tehran

Freekyboard, an Iranian blogger, says [fa] “we are not going to hear the following news in Iran: The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W Bush...

Saudi Arabia: Young activist faces social condemnation

Saudi Arabia is a conservative society, and when individuals act in ways that challenge convention, not only might they face harsh criticism, but so might their families. A young activist...

Middle East: Boycott as a Political Weapon

Many people across the Middle East have decided to boycott Israeli and American products in response to the Israeli war on Gaza. Tarek Amr reviews what bloggers have to say...

Egypt: Al Jazeera or Al Arabiya

Zeinobia compares here between Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya news channels, elaborating on why she hates Al Arabiya more than Al Jazeera.

Saudi Arabia: A boycott that might work

Crossroads Arabia reports on a call by Saudi women to boycott lingerie shops that refuse their demand to hire women – an initiative backed by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce...

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on the inauguration

Saudi blogger Hala, who currently lives in the United States, has posted her thoughts on Obama's inauguration: “For those of us who think it’s possible to see democracy in our...

Bahrain: Why is God not Saving Palestinians?

American Coolred38, who lives in Bahrain, asks: “In your opinion…is it safe to assume…that the millions of prayers sent to God by Muslims asking for Palestinians to be saved and...

Syria: Arab Leaders Can't Come Together, Not Even into a Room

As the aggression on Gaza enters its third week, Arab Leaders fail to agree on the need of holding an emergency summit for the member countries of the Arab League...

Arab World: “Why the Children of Gaza Don't Deserve to Die?”

As the death toll from the Israeli war on Gaza climbs, bloggers from around the Arab world share their thoughts on Palestine, Arab nationalism and why the children of Gaza...

Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Irony

Eman Al Nafjan discussed the biggest irony in the history of Humanity. In her point of view, the West calls Arabs terrorists and all the real terror started when Western...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi women and their drivers

American Bedu talks about one of the cultural contradictions in the Saudi society. She takes the relationship between Saudi women and their drivers as an example.

Saudi Arabia: Matrook al-Faleh free again

Prof. Matrook al-Faleh, who was arrested last May, has been released from jail. According to Saudi Jeans, Al-Faleh was arrested after criticizing the poor situation of Buraida General Prison where...

Saudi Arabia: Who is to blame for Gaza?

As in the rest of the Arab world, Saudi Arabia's blogs have been full of commentary on the events in Gaza. However, there is no consensus as to who is...

Saudi Arabia: The stigma of AIDS

American Bedu discusses the stigma of AIDS in Saudi Arabia: “Saudis who have been diagnosed with AIDS are literally banished. There are several well guarded secure facilities in Saudi Arabia...

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