AHMED AL OMRAN: The American comedienne Chelsea Handler has stirred up a hornet’s nest of indignation in Saudi Arabia
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is following in the footsteps of deposed autocrats by associating himself with one of Iran’s greatest passions: soccer.
NIHAL MAGDY, CGNEWS: The issue of sexual harassment is huge in modern Egypt. Men are joining women’s groups to combat the problem.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: As Ramadan approaches the volume of pious text messages is set for an exponential increase.
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.
EMAN AL NAFJAN: Division, governmental communications, heavy security – there are many reasons why protest failed to ignite in Saudi last Friday.
STEVE ROYSTON: It’s not easy for a nation to move from a state where all things flow from the King to one where a country’s wealth belongs to its citizens.
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.
RACHEL MCARTHUR: Now I must admit that phrase had somewhat lost its meaning over the years. The government made its people lose the will to care.