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  1. Saudi Arabia Quiz

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 What is written on the flag of Saudi Arabia? 2 What is the origin of Saudi Arabia's name? 3 When was oil first discovered in Saudi Arabia? 4 How many employees does Saudi Arabia's national oil company Aramco have? 5 Is Aids a problem in Saudi Arabia? 6 Does Saudi Arabia impose corporal punishment? 7 How many foreigners live in Saudi Arabia? 8 Which people cannot ...

  2. Jeddah talks reflect shifting sands towards sexual equality

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Jane Kinninmont

    ... for international aid to the Palestinian Authority. It was a microcosmic example of how rapidly things are changing in Saudi Arabia- at least, for the business elite. Businesswomen are making important ... to its board nationally significant, by allowing women to campaign and vote. This was a first in Saudi Arabia, a non-democratic monarchy that denied women the vote in its first ever local ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Risks of Muslim pressure over Rohingya

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Davutoglu, visited Myanmar and urged President Thein Sein to look into the matter. Saudi Arabia went further, accusing Myanmar of ethnic cleansing. The country's cabinet urged ... and set them adrift, resulting in many deaths. Decades of discrimination have made the United Nations label Rohingya as one of the world's most persecuted minorities. Countries like Saudi ...

  4. Complacency over old health threats proves fatal

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that time the virus began to spread. It has hit a number of African countries, spread to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and now crossed an ocean to reach Indonesia. Overall, 16 countries have been ... children in the country have already had the vaccination. It is believed the virus reached Indonesia through the return of migrant workers or Muslim pilgrims who had visited Saudi Arabia ...

  5. Maids protest at agency abuses

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... abuses were uncovered in 2010 in Saudi Arabia, with female domestic helpers severely beaten, slashed and intimidated. 'Again and again we hear about slavery-like conditions, torture, sexual ... at Indonesian advocacy group Migrant Care when the Saudi abuses came to light. Indonesia has since said it will, from 2018, permit only those who have graduated from senior secondary school to work ...

  6. Fundamentalists can't roll back the years

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer One should not mock the sexual obsessions of Islamic fundamentalists; it's like shooting fish in a barrel. When a senior academic in Saudi Arabia declares in a report for the kingdom's legislative assembly that allowing women to drive would spell the end of virginity in the kingdom, it doesn't really require further comment. But let's offer a few anyway. ...

  7. Canada No 1 destination for maids

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... sets the city apart from many other places in Asia. 'Hong Kong is better compared to the worst countries like Singapore, Malaysia, or even Saudi Arabia. But I'd not say it's ... as 'absconding'- thus getting them deported- if they run away from physical or sexual abuse. And Saudi Arabia stopped receiving domestic helpers from Indonesia and the Philippines in July after furores ...

  8. Gay sex and the law

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... penality on people who commit homosexual acts. Three of these- Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia- have in the past 10 years executed homosexuals. That there are still countries that do not protect ...

  9. Springtime in the Middle East?

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore Do you remember the Prague spring when a hopeful beam of enlightenment shone briefly from the shadows of Soviet occupation, illuminating the true nature of communist imperialism? History is on the move again, this time in the Middle East, in the streets of Lebanon, an open Egyptian presidential election, and municipal elections in Saudi Arabia. Afghanistan and Iraq ...

  10. Buying and selling human beings

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... marriages to Chinese men. Philippines Men, women and children are trafficked for labour and sexual exploitation to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Malaysia, Hong ...




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