Tag Archive: Saudi News

Big News – Saudi Women Can Drive.

Oh there are so many things I was going to make my first return to the blogosphere post about but the topics all pale in comparison to the announcement late September that, as from June 2018, any Saudi women who…
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Change is In The Future

“When the oil runs out, Saudi Arabia will be history…everybody will up and leave, including the rich Saudi who have homes and investments all over the world”.  That’s the common rhetoric you hear around the expat traps.  Even I admit…
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Saudi Youth Waiting For Change?

There is a Deputy Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia who, according to recent accounts, is wearing himself out because he wants to drag this country into the 21st Century.  There is also a huge youthful population who want to start…
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Yay, Everyone Can Keep Their Passports.

New Labour Law putting employers, aka sponsors, in their place indicate that, though it might be slower than some people want, Saudi is changing.  Breaking news this week – employers are not to keep workers passports anymore. Not that employers…
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New King In Town

We had hoped that by some miracle King Abdullah would live for some time yet, but ‘The One Who Knows Best’ decided it was time for him to go, so go he did.  Now we have a new King and…
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Sport For Girls In Saudi Arabia

Let’s Go Girls Woohoo, girls can do sports in state schools.  Read this, from Arab News… For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a government school has introduced sports for girls, after a call for the lifting of a ban…
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The Great Saudi MERS Coronavirus Malady

The Saudi Gazette ran a story the other day on the death of a health worker in a government hospital to Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus.  He was the second health care worker to die of the disease in a…
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Saudi Pulse And Women’s Rights

The Arab News has a section called Saudi Pulse for local journalists to have their say.  One item in particular caught my attention the other day.  Saad Aldorasi wrote, ‘Lets get to the root of the problem’.   He talks…
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