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Saudi women football league set up

Saudi women football league set up

British Broadcasting Cooperation BBC and Cable News Network CNN reported this week that the Saudi government launched a football league for women widening sports activities for women in the country. With the establishment of the Sports Ministry recently, among 2 other...

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Online Shopping Big in Saudi

Online Shopping Big in Saudi

Saudis have been enjoying the benefits of the Internet since it was made available in the Kingdom in the late 1990s. As elsewhere in the world, Saudis now make a large part of their purchases online, perhaps even more enthusiastically than most. Online banking was one...

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Saudi Arabia and Gender Equality

Saudi Arabia and Gender Equality

I came across this link thinking that five years ago one could not have imagined such steps coming true. Hopefully, these and other planned reforms will allow young and old female talents to grow and find their chances on a level playing field. Read more: Saudi Arabia...

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Food Waste in Saudi Arabia 

Food Waste in Saudi Arabia 

This week the Saudi minister for Municipalities Affairs and Urban in Charge, Majid Al Qasabi, issued a decree. This decree ordered all event managers and restaurant owners to register with charities so the food doesn't go to waste.  This step was introduced to utilize...

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Stories

40 years later: the 1979 Grand Mosque seizure

40 years later: the 1979 Grand Mosque seizure

On 20 November 1979, about 300 heavily armed men assaulted the Grand Mosque of Makkah, the Masjid Al Haram. Within minutes, they had transformed the holiest place in Islam into a fortress and taken thousands of worshippers hostage. The siege shocked Saudi Arabia to...

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Jeddah Autism Center – 10 Years Later

JAC (Jeddah Autism Center) celebrated its 25 years anniversary on April, 2nd 2019. At that time there was little awareness and acceptance of autism in society. Today, it is a different picture.   In 2009 I visited the JAC at its first location. The center was located...

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This blog gives insights on challenges Saudi society faces, reflecting the people’s mindset. It attempts to close gaps of understanding.

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Al Dowayan Saudi arts on BBC top 100 women list

Al Dowayan Saudi arts on BBC top 100 women list

This month, the BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. These are women who drive change on behalf of women everywhere. This year’s list included Manal Al Dowayan, a Saudi photographer and artist from Dhahran....

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