Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported Friday. The Saudis said the women …
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Categories: Arab News Tags: headscarf, Saudi Arabia, saudis

Yemens al-Qaida demands release of detainees to free Saudi diplomat

July 24th, 2012 Comments off

Sanaa, July 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Yemen’s al-Qaida wing demanded Saudi Arabia authorities on Tuesday to free the remaining female detainees in return for “immediate release” of a Saudi diplomat they had …
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3184 only

July 18th, 2012 Comments off
I am not making this up.  Saudi media are highlighting the news that the Saudi royal human rights commission has announced that there is “only” 3184 political prisoners in Saudi Arabia. They are bragging.  

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Abu Dhabi sends five tonnes of dates to Saudi Arabia

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

Abu Dhabi has sent nearly five tonnes Khinaizi and Naghal dates to Jeddah and will also export dates to London for Muslims living there on the occasion of holy month of Ramadan. The dates season is …
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Pakistan PM leaves for Saudi Arabia

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf left for Madina Sunday on a two- day official visit to Saudi Arabia. Ahead of leaving on his first official foreign tour as prime minister, Ashraf said he …
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Categories: Arab News Tags: madina, Pervez, Prime, Saudi Arabia, two

This happens in Saudi Arabia

July 3rd, 2012 Comments off
Graduating students were asked about countries visited and their opinions of the Foreign and Interior Ministers in Saudi Arabia.  A Saudi told me that his niece was asked about her sect when she applied for a job as a nurse.

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Saudi warning

July 2nd, 2012 Comments off
Saudi Arabia issued a travel advisory to Lebanon.  Lebanese brothels and casinos declared a week of mourning for losing Saudi royal guests.

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Categories: Arab Blogs Tags: brothels, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia

More Emirates flights to Saudi Arabia

June 27th, 2012 Comments off

Emirates will use 73 additional flights to Saudi Arabia during Ramadan, it was announced Wednesday.
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Categories: Arab News Tags: Emirates, Ramadan, Saudi Arabia

Kenyan Maids in Saudi Arabia

June 24th, 2012 Comments off
Kenya has stopped its citizens from seeking jobs as domestic workers in the Middle East, saying increasing numbers have been mistreated.  Correspondents say Kenyans have returned with horror stories; from sexual abuse to a maid’s body found stuffed into a fridge.” (thanks Chathan)

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Arrested for disobeying parents in Saudi Arabia

June 19th, 2012 Comments off
Badawi was charged with “disobedience of parents” and setting up a liberal network, said the statement signed by the GFCS secretary general Anwar Al Rasheed.”  

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