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  • Saudi single men to be allowed in Riyadh malls during peak hours

     
    Single men in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia will be allowed to enter shopping centers and go mall hopping in the Saudi capital in the evenings and on weekends if they do not "misbehave with women shoppers and follow security regulations" following a...
  • Saudi dynasty names 76-year-old defense minister as crown prince

     
    A council of the multitudinous Saudi royal family named the kingdom's 76-year-old defense minister and former mayor of bustling Riyadh as next in line to succeed King Abdullah, official Saudi media reported Monday....
  • Egypt calls for calm in diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia

     
    Egypt worked to calm a diplomatic squabble Sunday by urging activists to curb protests against Saudi Arabia a day after Riyadh recalled its ambassador over the case of an Egyptian lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling banned prescription drugs into...
  • McManus: Change in Saudi Arabia

    Women in Saudi Arabia won a small but promising victory this year. No, they aren't being allowed to drive; that's still forbidden. Most of the time, they still can't work, travel or even open bank accounts without the approval of a male guardian. But they...
  • Saudi Prince Salman Seen As Likely Heir To Throne

    Saudi Prince Salman Seen As Likely Heir To Throne
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Defence Minister Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, seen as more moderate than his hawkish brother Crown Prince Nayef who died on Saturday, is likely to be anointed heir to the throne of the world's top oil exporter....
  • Officials: Iran Will Be Held Accountable for Foiled Plot

    Officials: Iran Will Be Held Accountable for Foiled Plot
    WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia vowed on Wednesday that Iran would "pay the price" for an alleged plot to kill its ambassador in Washington and U.S. officials said there could be a push for a new round of U.N. sanctions. Tehran angrily rejected the charges...
  • Obama must respond carefully on alleged Iranian assassination plot

    Obama must respond carefully on alleged Iranian assassination plot
    Let me plead guilty to being completely perplexed by the news that two Iranians, one a naturalized U.S. citizen, and the second a Quds Forces operative, are alleged by the United States government to have conspired to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador...
  • 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...