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  • Arabian TALE

    Arabian  TALE
    It's not clear if Rajaa Alsanea's first novel, "Girls of Riyadh," was banned in Saudi Arabia because it became a Middle East best seller or if it became a best seller because it was banned. Either way, it was a surprise for Alsanea, a soft-spoken 26-...
  • Pursuing happiness behind the veil

    Pursuing happiness behind the veil
    Teresa Malof knew she wasn't in Kentucky anymore when a cleric issued a fatwa against her secret Santa gift exchange. Malof proposed the idea at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital, where she has worked for more than a decade. It was supposed to be...
  • From the archives: In Saudi Arabia, a view from behind the veil

    From the archives: In Saudi Arabia, a view from behind the veil
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — THE hem of my heavy Islamic cloak trailed over floors that glistened like ice. I walked faster, my eyes fixed on a familiar, green icon. I hadn't seen a Starbucks in months, but there it was, tucked into a corner of a fancy...
  • Judge: Spendthrift Wives Deserve to be Slapped

    Judge:  Spendthrift Wives Deserve to be Slapped
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A Saudi judge said it's okay for husbands to slap their wives if they spend money lavishly. Arab News, an English-language newspaper based in Riyadh, reported that Judge Hamad Al-Razine said that if a man gives SR 1,200 -- equal...
  • Vet's recovery an inspiration

    Christopher Semple watched as the bombers took off from the airfield in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was January 1990, and once the planes were in the air, the Air Force staff sergeant had no choice but to wait to find out if the bombs on those planes met...
  • Kia's New Sedan Debuts in Saudi Arabia

     
    Dubbed the Cadenza, Kia???s future sedan, which replaces the Amanti in the U.S. in late 2010 as a 2011 model, will debut at the Riyadh Motor Show in Saudi Arabia next month. In the video above, which is not available......
  • May, we remember, here in The Swamp

     
    by Mark Silva May we remember. It was May 1, 2006, when our good friend and erstwhile teammate Frank James, who forever will deserve credit as the father of The Swamp, posted in these e-pages on the Whte House Correspondents'......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh upgrades air capabilities amid rising tensions with Iran

     
    Saudi Arabia could bear the brunt of the fallout of a conflict between Israel and Iran if tensions over Tehran's nuclear program come to a head. This could explain why the oil-rich kingdom, with an eye to Iran, appears to......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Women threaten to breastfeed drivers if they aren't allowed to drive

     
    Many were stunned when Saudi cleric Sheik Abdel Mohsen Obeikan recently issued a fatwa, or Islamic ruling, calling on women to give breast milk to their male colleagues or men they come into regular contact with so as to avoid......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Cleric who urged grown men to drink breast milk of unrelated women taken off air

     
    No more fatwas for Sheikh Abdel Mohsen Obeikan, the Saudi cleric and royal court adviser who earlier this year earned notoriety for rolling out an eyebrow-raising religious decree that called on women to give men breast milk to avoid illicit......
  • Obama Arrives In Saudi Arabia

    Obama Arrives In Saudi Arabia
    President Obama landed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, today for the start of a trip planned for months as part of a bid to improve the tattered U.S. relationship with the Muslim world. The centerpiece of the president's trip will be a speech Thursday in Cairo,...