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QATAR – GULF – IRAN
From Iran to Israel, the crisis between Doha and Riyadh is turning into powder keg for the Middle East
US Trump President first praised the decision of six countries to break off relations with Qatar, then called for dialogue and unity. France and Kuwait are trying to mediate. Putin is also in favour of dialogue. For Erdogan, Qatar’s isolation cannot help solve regional problems. Tehran opens airspace to Qatar planes.
29/06/2013 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi programmers develop app for "finding" Makkah
After Iran and its Basir, Saudi Arabia comes up with a second Islamic software as Shias and Sunnis try to match Google.
10/11/2011 SAUDI ARABIA
In the name of their mothers Saudis break with tradition on Twitter
Men do not say the names of their girlfriends, mothers, sisters or wives in public. "A man can blackmail another if he knows the name of his mother." Combating this use is one way to make women "visible" and assert their rights.
16/06/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia will produce more oil, markets react cautiously
Exact figures have not been given, but the word is that an extra 200,000 barrels per day will be produced, the highest level of Saudi production since 1981. UN secretary: king Abdullah believes the price of crude is "abnormal", and wants to reduce it.
13/07/2012 SAUDI ARABIA - OLYMPICS
Saudi Arabia reveals two women athletes, first to compete for country in Olympic Games
Sarah Attare in athletics, Wodjan Abdulrahim Ali Seraj in judo. The choice of female athletes has caused many difficulties for the local Olympic committee, who have struggled to find candidates with the necessary requirements to participate in the Olympics.
29/10/2008 SAUDIA ARABIA
Muslim wives can use karate against violent husbands
Fatwa asserts a woman’s right to self-defence. Issued in Turkey it has been approved by Egyptian religious scholars as well as a prominent Saudi religious figure. It has however raised concerns among conservatives that it might “stir up rebellion” within families.
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