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· May, 2010

Stories about Saudi Arabia from May, 2010

MENA: 15m Facebook Users

As of May 2010, Facebook has 15 million users from the Middle East and North Africa (excluding Iran, Israel and Turkey), reports Spot On. Seventy per cent of the users...

Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a...

Saudi Arabia: Al Farhan Returns to Blogging

Popular Saudi blogger Fuad Al Farhan is back to blogging - to the delight of the blogging community. In this third debut into the world of blogging, Al Farhan discusses...

Middle East: “Blood Borders”

Martin W. Lewis from GeoCurrent Event blog reviews Ralph Lewis’ “Blood Borders” article on the idea of a complete reshape of Middle East borders in order to fit more appropriately...

Saudi Arabia: Streets closed to women joggers

A street in Asir Province, Saudi Arabia, where many women liked to exercise has recently been shut off to female joggers, as it has been deemed unsafe by the Commission...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Jeans Turns Six

Saudi Jeans celebrates its sixth anniversary today, writes Ahmed Al Omran.

Bahrain/Saudi Arabia: Rain Rain Go Away!

Yesterday afternoon brought with it some rain, gusts and dust to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Bahrain, spurring a buzz on Twitter and other social networking platforms.

Saudi Arabia: New Hashtag for Alfayed

Egyptian tycoon Mohammed Alfayed earned a new hashtag on Twitter for selling famous London department store Harrods. Check out Saudi Dareen's tweet here.

Saudi Arabia: The Best of Riyadh Rain

Stranger in this Dunya sums up reactions to a freak storm which hit Saudi capital Riyadh in this post.

Saudi Arabia: The Power of Prayer

Tara Umm Omar, from Saudi Arabia, shares her experiences when the skies poured in Riyadh, using prayer to ward off the evils of the storm.

Saudi Arabia: Covering the Rain

Saudi Arabia's citizen media community pulled all the stops to cover torrential rains which struck Riyadh today. Scores of videos, hundreds of photographs and thousands of tweets are being exchanged...

Saudi Arabia: When it rains in Riyadh, it pours

It's raining in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and Twitter users and bloggers are using the opportunity to cover the 'chaos', and complain about their local Press.

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