Wednesday, September 26, 2018

People & Culture

Saudi king orders that women no longer need a man’s permission...

Saudi Arabia to give women more control over their life choices by relaxing male guardian system is welcomed as another small step for women...

Bahrain: Al Wasat closes

Yesterday’s letter from the Board of Directors to the staff of Bahrain’s only independent newspaper Al Wasat was a heavy blow for the country, and for...

The future king plans to keep Saudi powerful

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has just replaced the 57-year-old Muhammad bin Nayif with his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, completing a...

Saudi’s Religious Police Return

The vice cops seemed to have vanished as the new crown prince implemented his Vision 2030. Some Saudis are happy to see them back.  Outside...

Chinese say ‘no’ to refugees from Middle East

97% of respondents in an informal online poll ­involving 150,000 mainlanders said “no” to refugees, as rumours spread that Beijing would open the country’s...

Nurse Forced Into Slavery In Saudi Arabia

Responding to a report on Twitter, Ms Swaraj tweeted to India's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed, insisting him to help the nurse.Sushma Swaraj...

Why Saudi hates Al Jazeera so much

If you want to understand why many Arab world leaders hate Al Jazeera, consider “Sharia and Life.”For years, the call-in show was one of...

Kuwaitis who live with their pet cheetahs

Shahad al-Jaber, 32, gives a kiss to her pet cheetah in Kuwait (MEE/Sebastian Castelier)In the basement of a building in Kuwait city, two 80cm-tall...

US man jailed in UAE for 2 months over prescription painkillers...

A US man who has been held in Abu Dhabi against his will for the last nine weeks is finally returning home.Matthew Gonzalez, an...

Saudi Arabia raises foreign player quota

Saudi Arabia will increase by 50 percent the quota of foreign footballers in its pro league, as part of broader efforts to develop sports...
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