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 16/09/2012
Abdullah , Democracy , Municipal Council , Samar Fatany , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Shoura Council , Women , Women's issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Yet another significant bridgehead has been secured – 30 women will be appointed to the Shoura Council
Added on 31/08/2012
Abdullah , Economy , Employment , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Shoura Council , Unemployment
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi authorities appear to have shut down the Hafiz programme launched with much fanfare last November
Added on 18/04/2012
Economy , Jeddah , Ministry of Labor , Saudi Arabia , Shoura Council , Vocational Training Corporation
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Life’s getting tougher for expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia.
Added on 31/03/2012
Aal Al-Sheikh , Abdullatif Aal Al-Sheikh , Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Haia , India , Pakistan , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Shariah court , Shoura Council , South Asia , Women , Women's issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi Authorities have decided to crack down hard on young men who harass women in the Kingdom.
Added on 20/10/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Abu Dhabi , Ali Sabat , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Chechnya , Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Holy Qur'an , Indonesia , Morocco , Oman , Philips , Poet , Qatar , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Saudi court , Shoura Council , Sudan , Tara Umm Omar , Turkey , Yanbu , Yemen
ROB L. WAGNER: A recent ruling by the Shoura Council in Saudi Arabia has brought the issue of black magic to the fore again. Its influence is huge.
Added on 28/09/2011
Abdullah , Jeddah , King Abdullah , Saudi Arabia , Saudi women , Shoura Council , Society
LAYLAH: The decision to allow Saudi women to vote is truly historic. A pity that celebration was interrupted by a very strange announcement.
Added on 26/09/2011
Abdullah , America , Council of Ministers , Democracy , executive director , Jeddah , Jeddah Chamber of Commerce , National Day , Saudi Arabia , Shoura Council , Women , Women's issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: King Abdullah’s announcement seemed to catch everyone by surprise. It’s clearly a very welcome step but will women in the Kingdom be satisfied with what they’ve been granted?
Added on 11/09/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Abdullah , Activist , ARAMCO , ASBAR Center for Studies , Bahrain , Board of Grievances , Cairo , communication technology , Dammam , Egypt , Emir , European Union , Facebook , Fahd , Gamal Abdel Nasser , Grievances , Hamas , Hatton Al-Fassi , Holy Qur'an , Islam , Islamic Ennahda Party , Jeddah , John F Kennedy , Journalist , King Abdullah , King Saud University , King Saud University in Riyadh , Libya , London School of Economics , Madinah , Makkah , Middle East , Mohammed Fahad Al-Qahtani , Morocco , MTV , Muslim Brotherhood , Nadia Bakhurji , News media , Nora bint Abdullah Al-Fayez , North Africa , oil industry , Prophet Muhammad , Richard Nixon , Riyadh , Saud bin Abdul Aziz , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Council of Engineers , Saudi government , Shoura Council , Social Media , Syria , Tabuk , Tahrir Square , Tunisia , Tunisian government , Twitter , United States , Women's Rights , Yemen
ROB L. WAGNER: There has been a lot of criticism of Saudi Arabia’s upcoming municipal elections. Some groups, however, know how best to work the system.
Added on 24/08/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Abdullah , Banking , Labor , Ministry of Labor , Ramadan , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Saudization , Shoura Council
ROB L. WAGNER: “We find ourselves sometimes forced to hire Saudis who aren’t qualified,” Jaad says, noting that some Saudis simply walk off the job without finishing their contract…
Added on 04/08/2011
Al-Hayat , Amnesty , Crown Prince , London , Mohammed Fahad Al-Qahtani , proposed law , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association , Saudi embassy in London , Shoura Council , Social Media , Twitter
AHMED AL-OMRAN: A leaked draft of a proposed, new anti-terror law has been leaked to Amnesty International. A predictable storm has erupted.
Added on 21/07/2011
Common Ground News Service
Activist , Boston College , Editor-in-Chief , emergency services , Facebook , John L. Esposito , Maha , Manal Al Sharif , Natana J. DeLong-Bas , Riyadh , Royal Court , Saudi Arabia , Shoura Council , SMS , The [Oxford] Encyclopedia , Twitter , Women , Women's issues , YouTube
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.
Added on 04/07/2011
Al-Hayat , Europe , Jeddah , Law , Sangean SR3 Radio , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency , Saudi Credit Bureau , Saudi Gazette , Saudi government , Shoura Council
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi government is going to get tough on debtors. Some 63,000 Saudis could find themselves in jail…
Added on 23/03/2011
Saudi Arabia , Shoura Council
STEVE ROYSTON: Here are two examples of people not really grasping that with privilege should come a modicum of responsibility.
Added on 22/03/2011
Employment , Jeddah , Riyadh , Sangean SR3 Radio , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Saudization , Shoura Council , Unemployment
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudization is simply not working so someone’s got to be doing something wrong. There seems no end of potential culprits.
Added on 23/02/2011
Bahrain , Jeddah , Middle East , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Shoura Council , SMS
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.
Added on 23/01/2011
Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice , Journalist , Mobile Phones , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Shoura Council , Women
CAROL FLEMING: The movement to allow women to drive in Saudi appears irresistible. There’s lots to be done, however, to improve male attitudes.
Added on 14/01/2011
Abdullah , Adel Fakieh , Al-Khobar , Alternative Energy , Arabian Gulf , Bahrain , Council of Ministers , Dammam , Dubai , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Food and Drink , G20 , Jeddah , King Abdullah University of Science , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology , long-term solution , Middle East , Oil and gas , oil-producing countries , Olympics , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudization , Shoura Council , the Heritage , United States , Yanbu
STEVE ROYSTON: King Abdullah, upon his return to Saudi Arabia after successful surgery in the United States, broadcasts to the nation. This is what he could say…
Added on 07/12/2010
Facebook , Internet , Local media , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Shoura , Shoura Council , Twitter
AHMED AL-OMRAN: The arrest of Mohammed al-Abdulkarim, a Saudi law professor, has unleashed a fierce debate among the Kingdom’s social media community, and revealed why Twitter is such a phenomena in the Kingdom.