Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Wheels and chains

According to the independent pan Arab newspaper Al-Yawm, Saudi Arabia’s religious police have now conceded the right for women to ride motorbikes and bicycles. By coincidence, last month saw the centennial anniversary of the watershed 1913 women’s suffrage march in … Continue reading

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Driving for change in Saudi Arabia

When the horse is dead, you have to get off. Human rights and feminist groups in the West continue to rail against oppression of women in Saudi Arabia, insisting on saving them  from a fundamentalist religion that reviles, subjugates and veils … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

An item of news that caught my attention today was the detention of a vulture in Saudi Arabia. The bird is suspected of being an Israeli spy as it was carrying a GPS transmitter and a tag bearing an identification … Continue reading

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