Fantasy or reality: a city in Saudi Arabia for women only
Does a city for just ladies solve any of the deeper issues of women's equality in Saudi?
Saudi Arabia: Does the Kingdom Need a Women-Only City?
The Saudi Industrial Property Authority, otherwise known as “Modon,” has been charged to lead a new governmental initiative. Towards promoting more opportunities and allowing women to capitalize on their university degrees and skills, a sharia compliant city for women-only will be built in the town of Hafuf located in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province.
Source: American Bedu
Video of the army officer shot during BLOM Bank robbery in Elissar
A friend of mine sent me the below video today showing how the army officer, Rayan Al Jourdi, was shot during BLOM Bank robbery a few days ago in Elissar.
Source: Blog +961
Non-Traditional Justice in Upper Egypt
Throughout Egypt the justice system is known to be very slow. Though it has a long and respectable history, as the population exploded and litigation increased, many turn to non-traditional methods to avoid spending a year or more in court.
Source: A Sense of Belonging
News Round Up (14 Aug 2012)
All things Syrian are covered in this very thorough and routine news round up.
Source: Syria Comment
- Saudi women avoid perils of driving as Dubai women fined for applying make-up
- Without the approval of clerics, Saudi women to have their own gyms
- When Women Drive in Saudi: Bye Virgintiy, Hello Sexual Sin
- Two Saudi Women make it into the top 100 Global Thinkers
- International Women's Week: A Saudi Awakening?