JEDDAH: Most Saudi women who got their divorce in the year 2008 were aged between 30 and 34, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper said, citing an official report released by the Department of General Statistics and Information.
The daily said 25,403 Saudi women between 30 and 34 years of age were divorced in 2008, followed by 21,430 women aged between 35 and 39.
The report put the total number of Saudi women who got divorce that year at 128,090, the newspaper said.
The report also revealed that the majority of 14,589 Saudi men who divorced their wives in 2008 were aged between 40 and 44. It said 63,616 Saudi men aged between 35 and 80 years remain single, and 31,678 of them were aged between 35 and 39 years.
More than 2,000 men in their 70s or 80s have never got married, according to the report.
Earlier studies indicated that by 2015, Saudi Arabia will have at least 5 million spinsters.
The number of divorces is increasing in the Kingdom, with nearly 62 percent of marriages ending in divorce.
Qaddafi is Arab world’s funniest comedian, says Egyptian funnyman
RIYADH: For Egyptian comedian Adel Imam, there’s nobody funnier in the Arab world than the African “king of kings” (lol!) Muammar Qaddafi. According to Al-Akbhar Egyptian daily newspaper, Imam said with the Libyan strongman’s fall, Africa would lose a “master buffoon.”
"My greatest wish in life is to act with Qaddafi in one of his comedy plays and that he would achieve overwhelming popularity, eclipsing my own," Imam said.
The comedian added that he once performed in a play entitled "Al-Zaeem" ("The Leader"), part of which is about Qaddafi. But when he tried to take the play to the Libyan people, "Qaddafi denied permission."
Imam also ridiculed the leader for making weird claims that his opposition in Libya are drug addicts.
"It is quite evident, on the other hand, that it's Qaddafi who is under the influence of such drugs," he said.
Imam believed that Qaddafi is finished.
"This mentally unbalanced man is a war criminal," he said. "Or else how would he fancy that Libya is his personal property?"