CROSSOADS ARABIA: Another major protest is being organised for 26th of October and both sides are beginning to air their views
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Yet another significant bridgehead has been secured – 30 women will be appointed to the Shoura Council
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi authorities appear to have shut down the Hafiz programme launched with much fanfare last November
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Life’s getting tougher for expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi Authorities have decided to crack down hard on young men who harass women in the Kingdom.
ROB L. WAGNER: A recent ruling by the Shoura Council in Saudi Arabia has brought the issue of black magic to the fore again. Its influence is huge.
LAYLAH: The decision to allow Saudi women to vote is truly historic. A pity that celebration was interrupted by a very strange announcement.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: King Abdullah’s announcement seemed to catch everyone by surprise. It’s clearly a very welcome step but will women in the Kingdom be satisfied with what they’ve been granted?
ROB L. WAGNER: “We find ourselves sometimes forced to hire Saudis who aren’t qualified,” Jaad says, noting that some Saudis simply walk off the job without finishing their contract…
NATANA J.DeLONG-BAS, CGNEWS: The campaign to improve women’s rights in the Kingdom has focused on the issue of driving but progress is being quietly made in other areas of Saudi life.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi government is going to get tough on debtors. Some 63,000 Saudis could find themselves in jail…
STEVE ROYSTON: Here are two examples of people not really grasping that with privilege should come a modicum of responsibility.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudization is simply not working so someone’s got to be doing something wrong. There seems no end of potential culprits.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The issue of traffic fines elicits Pavlovian-response rage from drivers wherever they are in the world, but nowhere more so than in Saudi.
CAROL FLEMING: The movement to allow women to drive in Saudi appears irresistible. There’s lots to be done, however, to improve male attitudes.
STEVE ROYSTON: King Abdullah, upon his return to Saudi Arabia after successful surgery in the United States, broadcasts to the nation. This is what he could say…