Saudis 26th on The Happy Scale

According the the United Nations first-ever World Happiness Report, Saudi Arabia is 26th on the happy scale, the report is 158 pages, which I have not read in its entirety yet, but basically is says the more money you have the happier you are, as the happiest nations are more wealthy and less religious (while…
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Saudi Women Climbing Mount Everest

Speaking of sports bras and what’s in’em, ten Saudi women are getting ready to climb Mount Everest in an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer. “Destination Mount Everest” is under the patronage of Princess Rema Daughter of Bandar bin Sultan AlSaud, in association with the ministry of education and health. The effort comes after…
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Hamza Kashgari

Somethings are off limits, and cannot be criticized not even in a joke, like denying the holocaust in a number of European countries (it is illegal and punishable by law), criticizing the US support for Israel, and talking negatively about Prophets in front of Muslims, especially Prophet Mohammed. So when most find someone as weak as little Hamza Kashgari, they…
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Women are Finally Legally Working

So Saudi women are finally working in stores that they should be working in, what I find funny is that I have seen them working in hardware stores like Extra many months ago advising women on electrical appliances like toasters, microwave ovens, even air conditioners and washing machines (big screen TVs were and probably always…
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Makkah and The Makkah Clock Tower

If there is a picture that can put it all in perspective, then this is it. From the Amazing Boston Big Picture post about Hajj and Eid Al-Adha Previous Posts: Makkah Clock Tower Mike Tyson in Makkah Makkah Video Timelapse Top of the Makkah Clock Tower Video Hajj 2010

Saudi Arabia: New Railway

Saudi Arabia will build a state of the art railway, this project has been in the works for years, I remember a few years ago I saw an article about it in the news papers, and an IPO proposal (I do not know what happened to it), but the architectural images look very impressive. I…
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Prince Nayif the New Crown Prince

King Abdullah assigned Prince Nayif as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, my best wishes to him, and may God help him in carrying out his duties. In this time of global instability, the transition was smooth, a plus in my book, and a sign of good things to come to Saudi and its people….
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