Stories about Saudi Arabia from September, 2010
From Saudi Arabia, John Burgess at Crossroads Arabia has more on gay Saudi diplomats.
Saudi Arabia first announced plans to have all web publishers and online media, including blogs and forums, to be registered with the government. The following day, it backed down following a storm of protests, saying that only electronic newspapers were expected to register. Saudi netizens have their say.
The Saudi nation has just released a campaign addressed to US President Barack Obama, asking him to release the Saudi prisoner Humeidan Al-Turki. The video has gone viral and supporters hope it achieves its goal.
The decision last month by Saudi Arabia to ban Moroccan women of a "young age" from traveling to Mecca has stirred outrage in Morocco. Saudi authorities justified the ban on the suspicion that young visa applicants "may have something else in mind" than strictly pious intentions.