Believe It Or Not: Saudis Not Getting Enough Sun
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A deficiency in Vitamin D is a serious issue for a significant portion of Saudi society. What’s going on?
Polio: The Latest Disaster to Befall Assad’s Syria
MICH CAFE: Prior to the civil war its prevalence in Syria was very low indeed but the conflict has seen a spike in polio in the country
“One Day’s Enough For Me”: Foreigner Tries ‘Ramadan Fast’
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It seemed like a relatively straightforward challenge but fasting for one day proved to be much harder than expected
Halal Food: It’s a Simple Matter of Community Trust
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The ongoing horsemeat scandal demonstrates the importance of establishing means to gain and maintain trust among consumers
‘Ambulance or Hearse?’: Life and Death in the Atlas
DEREK WORKMAN, VIEW FROM FEZ: He throws his ambulance around hairpin bends with the practiced confidence of a taxi driver. Which is what he once was.
Women’s Health in Morocco: Huge Advances Made
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: A number of international programmes combined with improved education have led to significant improvements for Moroccan women
Not For the Squeamish: The Power of Bawl
ABU MOHAMMED: Older Saudis know it as an elixir of good health. Their modern counterparts take a bit of persuading, however.
‘Liquid Gold’ Threatened by Hollywood Stars’
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The many properties and benefits of Morocco’s Argan Oil have been known for a very long time but they’ve suddenly come to the attention of film stars and other celebrities. Good news?
The Urgent Need For Physical Education in Saudi
CROSSROADS ARABIA: With obesity at epidemic proportions it’s essential that the Ministry of Education launches comprehensive physical education programmes.
Saudi Arabia: Aids, and the Opening Up of the Kingdom
AMERICAN BEDU: Things are changing and opening up in the Kingdom: Aids, for example, had been one of the subjects that was not discussed…