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 06/07/2014
James M. Dorsey
Al-Dowsari , Asia , Football , Mosque , Outline of Saudi Arabia , Religion/Belief , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , Sports , the World Cup , Wahhabi , Women's rights in Saudi Arabia , World Cup
JAMES DORSEY: Even though Saudi Arabia did not qualify for the World Cup it’s being followed avidly by women in the Kingdom
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 13/02/2014
James M. Dorsey
Al Nasr , Al Shabab , Asia , Outline of Saudi Arabia , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , teacher , The Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia , Western Asia
JAMES DORSEY: The attendance of American female senators at a soccer match in Riyadh has sparked a massive debate
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 08/11/2013
Rob L. Wagner
Abdulmeneem Al-Shehri , Asia , Geography of Saudi Arabia , Illegal immigration , Jeddah , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues
ROB L. WAGNER: Although it had been widely anticipated the scale of the recent crackdown in the Kingdom has surprised many people
Added on 27/10/2013
Asia , Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice , Cultural anthropology , Culture , Family , Gender , Law enforcement in Saudi Arabia , Marriage , Patriarchy , Politics , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues , Sociobiology , Women's rights in Saudi Arabia
EMAN AL NAFJAN: When women are stopped driving in Saudi Arabia it’s generally a policeman who does the stopping.
Added on 25/10/2013
Arab League , Arab world , Cairo , Egypt , Egyptian people , Foreign relations of Egypt , Gamal Abdel Nasser , Iran , Iraq , Middle East , Moscow , Muslim Brotherhood , Nikita Khrushchev , North Africa , Politics , Politics of Egypt , President , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Soviet Union , Syria , United States , USD , Vladimir Putin , Washington , Western Asia
An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]
Added on 17/10/2013
James M. Dorsey
Adly Mansour , Arab world , Asia , East Africa , Egypt , Egyptian Armed Forces , Egyptian military , Hosni Mubarak , House of Saud , Iran , Israel , Member states of the Arab League , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Member states of the United Nations , Middle East , Middle Eastern countries , Mohamed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , North Africa , Obama administration , Politics , Saudi Arabia , Sinai , United States , War/Conflict , Washington , Western Asia
JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s clear that Washington has embarked on a major re-alignment of its strategic resources in the Middle East.
Added on 15/10/2013
James M. Dorsey
Ali Bin Al Hussein , Arabian Peninsula , Asia , Asian Football Confederation , Bahrain , Basra , Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , FIFA , Football , International reactions to the 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising , Iran , Iraq , Iraq national football team , Iraqi Football Association , Iraqi government , Kuwait , Member states of the Arab League , Member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Member states of the United Nations , Persian Gulf countries , Politics , President , Prince , Saudi Arabia , Shi'a–Sunni relations , Soccer , Sports , United Arab Emirates , War/Conflict , Western Asia
Sectarian divisions fuelling conflict across the Middle East have spilt on to the soccer pitch with Iraq’s decision to boycott the Gulf Cup and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) warning the Iraqi government not to interfere in the game. It is hard to separate the divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that governments in Bahrain […]
Added on 13/10/2013
Asia , Far East , Hajj , Hospitality/Recreation , Islam , Mecca , Ramadan , Saudi Arabia
ABU MOHAMMED: Many of us on the Hajj break are slaves to our cars, busy transporting our loved ones from beach to mall to play center
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 22/09/2013
Al Qaeda , Al-Saud , Asia , House of Saud , Iraq , Kings of Saudi Arabia , Middle East , Oil , Outline of Saudi Arabia , Politics , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabia–United States relations , Syria , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: A recently published book on the Kingdom seems to be designed to pander to all of the usual Western prejudices. Why so?
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 15/09/2013
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Abuse , Clothing , Domestic violence , Ethics , Feminism , Gender-based violence , Hijab , Islam and women , Keira Knightley , Niqab , Purdah , Saudi Arabia , Social Issues , Violence against women
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED:
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 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.