CROSSROADS ARABIA: How can civil servants judge whether a journalists is being ‘professional’? The simple answer is they can’t
AHMED AL OMRAN: New regulations that are coming into force in Saudi Arabia mean increased oversight of their work
ABU MOHAMMED: Older Saudis know it as an elixir of good health. Their modern counterparts take a bit of persuading, however.
AMERICAN BEDU: Driving in Saudi Arabia is hazardous at the best of times but young Saudi men have introduced an extra element of danger
ABU MOHAMMED: Finding a pleasant, uncluttered, litter free beach near Jeddah seemed impossible. Then a friend pointed me in the right direction
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Life’s getting tougher for expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: If one cannot pay, then it’s off to the square for a bit of head-chopping. This, the writer says, runs contrary to Islamic purpose.
AMERICAN BEDU: Filmed some time ago the film highlights the continuing flaws in the system …
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudi looks to drop individual employee sponsorship to end rules “so complicated no one knows what’s going on”.
ROB L. WAGNER: There has been a staggering increase in consumer loan and credit card debt in the Kingdom.
ROB L. WAGNER: It was a very welcome surprise – the announcement that Saudi Arabia will have at least one woman at the Olympics
CROSSROADS ARABIA: How can Saudi Arabia can continue its system of hiring foreign workers that treats some as slaves – and what is the solution?
ROB L. WAGNER: The normally tranquil King Khalid University has seen violent demonstrations over recent days.
MICH CAFE: Human Rights Watch have just published a report that highlights the deep discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia.
AMERICAN BEDU: GCC residents and in particular Saudis are great fans of all things Disney. Will we see one of their parks here?
ROB L. WAGNER: His religious comments were ill-chosen but they are not the only reason that he is in serious trouble.
ABU MUHAMMED: Opening the door to a situation without fully considering the consequences and preparing for them is likely to cause more harm than good.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The now infamous Saudi blogger Hamza Kashgari is not the only one to feel the full force of new Saudi laws.
ROB L. WAGNER: As tensions increase all parties are beginning to make calculations regarding the effect of a possible conflict in the Arabian Gulf.