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Saudi Women Drivers Detained For Defying Laws, Says Activist

AP | By BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- At least five Saudi women have been taken into custody accused of defying the men-only driving rule in the ultraconserv...

World's Biggest DQ Opens

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.10.2013 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Dairy Queen has just opened its largest-ever restaurant -- in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Open as of this week, it's one of three Riyadh DQs set to launch before the end of June.

The Case for Women Driving in Saudi Arabia

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

As there is nothing in Sharia that prohibits women from driving then would it be right for us as adherers of Islam to prohibit a matter which God has allowed?

Yemen: The World Goes to Riyadh

Robert Weller | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Robert Weller

At the end of the Arab Spring will they all have gone to Riyadh? For years Muslim dictators have been able to go to Saudi Arabia for medical treatmen...

Saudi Arabia Faces The End Of 'Easy Oil'

Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WAFRA, Kuwait -- The Arabian Peninsula has fueled the global economy with oil for five decades. How long it can continue to do so hinges on projects l...

WikiLeaks Reveals Imminent Saudi Oil Peak

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Saudi Arabia no longer has the capacity to prevent prices from rising because it can't meet world demand. And if Saudi Arabia no longer has an ability to raise production, who does?

Revolution or Bust: False Choices of Bystanders to the Middle East

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

I have spent the last two weeks, like millions of other people, completely immersed in supporting the brave Egyptian citizens of Tahrir Square. I have...

"Floody Hell": Saudis Face Misery as Jeddah Drowns, Again!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The past week suffered no lack of drama in Saudi Arabia as the nation witnessed, in amazing contrast, what could be a labelled as a modern-day 'Tale o...

Riyadh's Icon-Clad Perspectives

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Todd Reisz

2010-08-19-Screenshot20100819at1.33.19PM.pngFor many observers, the Gulf region's unfailing fixation with the iconic represents the deflated essence of architecture.

Trapped in the Other Gulf Oil Slick -- Saudi Women Tell Mr. President: Set Us Free!

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

It's time that Saudi Arabia antes up and empowers its women to show the world they fear not the choice of powerful women.

15 Men, Women To Be Jailed, Flogged For Mingling At Party In Saudi Arabia

AP | ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH — Judicial officials say a Saudi court has convicted four women and 11 men for mingling at a party and sentenced them to flogging and pri...

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

Prince Abdullah Bin Meteb, Saudi Royalty, Stars In TV Commerical

Reuters | Souhail Karam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH (Reuters) - The appearance of a young Saudi prince, a grandson of the king, in a television commercial may have raised eyebrows in his country,...

Poetic Justice in a Pint Sized Pistol: Hissa Hillal, Live! from The Land of Invisible Women

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

This is why Hissa Hillal's poetry is such a colossal cultural moment: not merely because one Saudi woman has had the courage to speak out, but because of the cascading, tumultuous conversation this will certainly uncork. Like a gathering storm, a cloudburst of cultural rebellion is mounting.

Favorite Friends I've Never Met

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Because of social networking I have a new circle of virtual friends who I enjoy and respect, even though we have never met or for that matter, may never meet.

An 'Extreme Make-Over' for the Saudi Religious Police

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

I believe that if the Committee is to be kept then an accountability act should be implemented, to make sure no member of the Religious Police would ever abuse power given in the name of God.

Astoria Characters: The Humble Humanitarian

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Amando De Guzman is gazing out the window. His eyes are restless. He's staring at the people walking on 23rd Avenue, but all he's seeing is the rubble of Port-Au-Prince.

Bye Bye Abaya

Sally Thorner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Thorner

Something happened when I ducked into an airport bathroom to change into my Saudi uniform. It was depressing. It wasn't about color. It wasn't about style. It was about choice. About freedom.

A Soft Power Opportunity for Iran

Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Sullivan

In the neighboring country of Yemen, a very real opportunity to make good on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's promise of friendship is rapidly emerging for Iran.

Mazen Abdul-Jawad's Live Sex Talk Prompts Saudis To Close TV Station's Bureaus

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Authorities in Saudi Arabia have shut down all local operations of a Lebanese TV station that broadcast an interview with...

Getting to Saudi Arabia

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chris Guillebeau

During the day in Saudi Arabia I worked out in the fitness center and went to shopping malls. That's pretty much all that a non-Muslim, Western visitor can do in Riyadh, so that's what I did.

"Menahi": Saudi Movie Screened In Riyadh First Time In 30 Years

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — For the first time in three decades, Saudis in the nation's capital did something that most Westerners take for granted _...

Repositioning America: Obama's Cairo Speech as the Ultimate in Event Marketing

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Not only did no one throw shoes at Obama, the crowd of 3,000 in Cairo gave him a standing ovation. Watching the speech, I had the feeling that the world might be changing again.

Obama In Riyadh: Arabs Likely To Say No To More Concessions To Israel

nytimes.com | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO President Obama started his much anticipated Middle East tour on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to press the Arab nations to o...

"Terrorist Rehab" Documentary Explores 'Thought Security' In Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)

PBS Now | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Kieran Baker | PBS - NOW I've been in Riyadh all week attending Saudi's first conference on 'thought security'. The meeting began with a 'made-fo...