Added on 08/07/2014
Business/Finance , crude oil , Environment , Fuels , Matter , Natural gas , Oil , Oil shale , Oils , Petroleum , Petroleum in the United States , producer , Saudi Arabia , Soft matter , United States , World oil market chronology
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s a significant moment that’s certainly not lost on the government and people of the Kingdom
Added on 16/04/2014
Clergy , Imam , Religion/Belief , Saudi Gazette
CROSSROADS ARABIA: An interesting development in the separation of state and religion in Saudi Arabia has just occurred.
Added on 21/03/2014
Asia , Audiovisual Commission , Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice , Communications and Information Technology Commission , Instagram , Internet pornography , media websites , Microblogging , Real-time web , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Social Issues , Social Media , Technology/Internet , Text messaging , Twitter , Websites , World Wide Web
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The authorities in the Kingdom admit that they’re fighting a losing battle to stem a flood of pornography
Added on 22/02/2014
Asia , Beard , Religion/Belief , Saudi Arabia , Souad al-Shammary , TWITTER INC.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A Saudi woman has had to go into hiding following her comments on social media about varying beard styles in the Kingdom
Added on 06/02/2014
Health , Health effects of sun exposure , Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals , Hypovitaminosis D , Medicine , Nutrition , Osteoporosis , Rickets , Sunlight , Vitamin , Vitamin D
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A deficiency in Vitamin D is a serious issue for a significant portion of Saudi society. What’s going on?
Added on 11/01/2014
Abuse , Arab News , Asia , Bullying , Business ethics , Gender-based violence , Harassment , King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue , Saudi Arabia , Sexual harassment , Social Issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A new poll reveals widespread public support for stronger action against individuals who abuse women in the Kingdom
Added on 10/12/2013
Arabian Peninsula , Asia , Council of Ministers , Hospitality/Recreation , House of Saud , Jeddah , Middle East , Outline of Saudi Arabia , Politics , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities , Saudi government
CROSSROADS ARABIA: We’ve had many false dawns on the Saudi tourism story but we may be on the cusp of a breakthrough now.
Added on 17/10/2013
Car safety , Driver's license , Driving , lecturer , Shoura Council , Women driving in Saudi Arabia
CROSSOADS ARABIA: Another major protest is being organised for 26th of October and both sides are beginning to air their views
Added on 06/10/2013
Abdullah Hamidaddin , Asia , Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Committee for Promotion of Virtue and The Prevention of Vice , Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice , Islam in Saudi Arabia , Islamic religious police , Law enforcement in Saudi Arabia , Religion/Belief , Saudi Arabia , Sex segregation , The Religious Policeman , Zealotry
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A well-known commentator on Saudi affairs has examined critically the role that the religious police occupy in everyday life
Added on 21/09/2013
Andrzej Wajda , Asia , Entertainment/Culture , Haifaa Al-Mansour , House of Saud , Khalaf Al-Harbi , Middle East , Oscars , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Wajda
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi made film Wajda has been nominated in the Best Foreign Film category for the Oscars. But the country doesn’t even have a cinema!
Added on 09/09/2013
Career , Economics , Education , Employment , Entrepreneurship , House of Saud , Liberal Arts , Middle East , Photography , Saudi Arabia
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A quiet revolution in how young Saudis approach their studies and future careers is underway in the Kingdom
Added on 02/09/2013
Al-Assad family , Arab League , Asia , Assad family , Barack Obama , Bashar al-Assad , Politics , Politics of Syria , President , Protests in Syria , Syria , Syrian uprising , United States , War/Conflict
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s clear that impatience with Barack Obama’s position on Syria is growing within the Kingdom. So what next?
Added on 11/08/2013
Camel milk , Saudi Arabia
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudi Arabia is a great consumer of camel meat and milk. Both have seen a resurgence in the marketplace as ‘good, home-style foodstuffs’.
Added on 06/08/2013
Desalination , Desert , Groundwater , Saudi Arabia , Water , Water desalination
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s a paradox. Saudi Arabia, known widely as “The Desert Kingdom” is the world’s largest consumer of water, using it easily at twice the pace of other, water-rich countries.
Added on 04/08/2013
Employment , HR
It’s not just foreign workers who fake their credentials to find work in Saudi Arabia, as reported earlier this year. Saudi Gazette/Okaz report that some 600+ employees in various Saudi government departments have been found to be holding fake degrees. Nor is it just people looking for any kind of government job who are seeking to use false documentation […]
Added on 27/07/2013
Asharq Al-Awsat , Asia , Bahrain , Causeways , Dammam , Fahd of Saudi Arabia , King , King Fahd Causeway , Middle East , Saudi Arabia
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Traffic across the King Fahd Causeway linking Saudi Arabia to Bahrain is increasing hugely year on year. What’s to be done?
Added on 22/07/2013
Arab culture , Arab people , Arabic language , Asharq Al-Awsat , Asia , Elliott Colla , Entertainment/Culture , Georgetown University , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Riyadh , Tariq Alhomayed
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Selling Arabic literature, in translation, to a U.S audience is particularly challenging
Added on 16/07/2013
Asia , Business/Finance , Dubai Taxis , London Taxi Company , Saudi Arabia , Taxicab , Western Asia
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A true London icon – the Black Cab – is set to take to the streets in number in Riyadh and Dubai. It’s good the vehicles are so robust.
Added on 05/07/2013
Abdul Aziz , Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz , Asia , Egypt , Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia , House of Saud , King , Kings of Saudi Arabia , Middle East , Muslim Brotherhood , Outline of Saudi Arabia , Politics , Politics of Egypt , Saudi Arabia , War/Conflict
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Most Gulf countries have been circumspect in their reaction to the toppling of Morsi’s government. Not so Saudi Arabia
Added on 30/06/2013
Asia , Fahad Al-Tukhaifi , Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union , Japanese kitchen , Kitchen , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues
At least in restaurants in Saudi Arabia, that’s where women ‘belong’. Arab News reports that the Ministry of Labor still bans women from working as waitresses or cashiers in restaurants, permitting them only to work in kitchens. The reason, of course, is to prevent the ‘mingling’ of the sexes in the workplace. It’s easy to […]