Saudi Arabia: The Death of a Prince, Water Shortages and Making a Splash

Saudi-American blogger Rasheed Abou-Alsamh sums up a few developments in Saudi this week. They include the death of a Saudi prince, water shortages in Jeddah and criticism of a BBC report on the status of women in the Kingdom. “Finally, I'd like to nominate the BBC's Rachel Reid for writing the most idiotic story on Saudi Arabia this month so far. Entitled “Making a splash in Saudi”, the first person piece relates how the reporter thinks she made history by forcing her 5-star hotel in Riyadh to allow her to swim in their swimming pool from 6-7 a.m. every morning,” he writes.

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