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Do authoritarian regimes in the Middle East even care about women?

Do authoritarian regimes in the Middle East even care about women?

It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon when forty-seven Saudi women gathered in the car park of a supermarket in Riyadh. After dismissing their private…

The Story of Saudi Arabia’s First School for Girls

The Story of Saudi Arabia’s First School for Girls

At first, there was only vast desert land. Then oil was discovered at its eastern coast, and its western coast was shedding its Ottoman veneer.…

What is Forbidden and Permitted in Saudi Arabia

What is Forbidden and Permitted in Saudi Arabia

When you visit a country for the first time, at least part of your attention will be focused on getting the local laws and customs…

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Covert Expat Money Laundering Schemes

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Covert Expat Money Laundering Schemes

“How do I get my money out of Saudi Arabia?” A question many expats find themselves asking in the conservative Islamic kingdom. Likely they are…

Who Are the Foreign Students Enrolled at Saudi Universities?

Who Are the Foreign Students Enrolled at Saudi Universities?

A total of 10,725 foreign students were accepted in Saudi Arabia's universities last year, many of whom had the incentive of scholarships and benefits offered…

Saudi Arabia's Food Truck Craze

Saudi Arabia's Food Truck Craze

In Saudi Arabia, 2017 is quickly becoming the year of the food truck. The phenomenon has swept the Kingdom, particularly in Riyadh and Jeddah, where…

The Celebrity Victims of Fatwas in Saudi Arabia

The Celebrity Victims of Fatwas in Saudi Arabia

Armed with an arsenal of fatwas [religious edicts], a number of Saudi sheikhs gathered forces to launch a campaign aiming to revile singing, and by…

Jahanamiya: A Unique Perspective Through Saudi Women’s Eyes

Jahanamiya: A Unique Perspective Through Saudi Women’s Eyes

Conceived at the hands of a young Saudi woman named Ahd Niazy, Jahanamiya is an online magazine that seeks to serve as a collaborative space for…

Saudi Arabia to Expats: ‘There’s Not Enough Oil for Both of Us’

Saudi Arabia to Expats: ‘There’s Not Enough Oil for Both of Us’

Ashraf, with his handsome features and candid smile, has become the target of accusations among his friends of being the harbinger of bad luck to…

Saudi Women Escaping the Shackles of Patriarchy?

Saudi Women Escaping the Shackles of Patriarchy?

Having completed her university studies in the US months prior, Dana Al-Ma’youf has been looking to secure residency there. Refusing to go back to her…