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· October, 2011

Stories about Saudi Arabia from October, 2011

Saudi Arabia: Poverty Video Vloggers Released

Around two weeks ago, Saudi Arabian authorities arrested three young video bloggers Firas Buqna, Hussam Al-Darwish and Khaled Al-Rasheed for producing an episode of their show Malub Alena about poverty...

Saudi Arabia: Prince Naif is Coming

Saudi Arabia has appointed its Interior Minister Naif Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud as the Kingdom's new crown prince. The news has been received with fear and caution by netizens,...

Saudi Arabia: Men Arrested Over Poverty Video

Two Saudi men were arrested last Sunday October 16th in what seems to be a reaction to a video posted on their YouTube channel showing poverty in Riyadh. Through microblogging...

Bangladesh: Protest Against Beheading Of 8 Bangladeshis In Saudi Arabia

Photoblogger Monirul Alam posts pictures of a symbolic protest in Bangladesh mocking the execution scene of the beheading of 8 Bangladeshis in Saudi Arabia as punishment.

Saudi Arabia Blocks Blogging Platform tumblr

Social media researcher Helmi Noman tweets: “#Saudi Arabia blocks blogging platform tumblr.com”

Mexico: U.S. Alleges Iranian Assassination Plot Involving Los Zetas

Reports that the U.S. Justice Department charged two men with conspiring with "factions of the Iranian government" to assassinate Saudi Arabia's U.S. ambassador and to bomb the Saudi and Israeli...

Bangladesh: Beheading of 8 Bangladeshi Workers in Saudi Arabia Sparks Rage

Eight Bangladeshi migrant workers were beheaded in public in Saudi Arabia on 7 October for being involved in the robbing a warehouse and killing of a security guard. Netizens were...

Arab World: RIP Steve Jobs

The Arab world is mourning the death of Steve Jobs, Apple's visionary leader. Tributes are pouring in via social media as netizens wake up to the news.

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