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Iraq neighbourhood watch update

A neighbourhood like the Middle East doesn’t encourage friendly neighbourly-like behaviour, but being nice is certainly not in fashion at the moment. With the Arab spring crawling along the ground bloodied and bruised, some faces have changed, but not enough … Continue reading

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Comedy tackles sensitive social issues in Saudi

Yesterday I was watching an episode from a popular and long running Arabic comedy series, focused on Saudi Arabia, that airs on MBC, the Waleed al-Ibrahim (King Fahd’s brother-in-law) owned satellite channel. This episode featured a Saudi woman who marries … Continue reading

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al-‘Arifi prays for the Annihilation of Egyptian President Mubarak

The controversial Saudi cleric Muhammad al-‘Arifi in his weekly Friday address criticizes Egypt’s stance of keeping the Rafah border crossing closed, thus aiding the Israeli blockade of Gaza. A message sure to ring in the ears of Muslims in Saudi … Continue reading

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