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    # saudi-arabia - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

    Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car in Saudi Arabia
    # Saudi Arabia
    # Saudi Arabia

    Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car in Saudi Arabia

    Sep 27th 2011, 4:05 PM 1,192 Views 30 Comments

    The verdict comes as another woman goes on trial for the same offence in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 26 September, 2011

    Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car
    # Saudi Arabia
    # Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car

    Sep 26th 2011, 7:27 PM 720 Views 21 Comments

    Najalaa Harrir drove on camera while campaigning for women’s rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

    # saudi-arabia - Sunday 25 September, 2011

    Saudi Arabian women given the right to vote
    # Saudi Arabia
    # Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian women given the right to vote

    Sep 25th 2011, 2:08 PM 1,797 Views 18 Comments

    King Abdullah has announced that from next year women will be able to vote and stand in local elections.

    # saudi-arabia - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

    Spain resurrects rape probe into Saudi prince
    # Spain
    # Spain

    Spain resurrects rape probe into Saudi prince

    Sep 14th 2011, 3:42 PM 744 Views 4 Comments

    Spain has reopened an rape investigation against one of the world’s richest men – Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 8 August, 2011

    Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

    Aug 8th 2011, 3:24 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

    Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.

    Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site

    Aug 8th 2011, 8:36 AM 930 Views 2 Comments

    King Abdullah condemns Syria’s crackdown on protesters, as the website of the Ministry of Defence is taken down.

    The 9 at 9: Monday
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    # 9 At 9

    The 9 at 9: Monday

    Aug 8th 2011, 8:29 AM 3,044 Views 13 Comments

    Nine things to know this morning…

    # saudi-arabia - Thursday 21 July, 2011

    Saudi woman to face trial after driving herself to hospital
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    # Saudi Arabia

    Saudi woman to face trial after driving herself to hospital

    Jul 21st 2011, 7:12 PM 1,047 Views 27 Comments

    The woman said she was suffering from intestinal bleeding. She was arrested for breaching the Saudi ban on women driving.

    # saudi-arabia - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

    Tunisian ex-president sentenced to jail
    # Tunisia
    # Tunisia

    Tunisian ex-president sentenced to jail

    Jun 21st 2011, 12:47 PM 318 Views 2 Comments

    Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi were convicted in absentia.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 20 June, 2011

    Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial
    # Tunisia
    # Tunisia

    Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial

    Jun 20th 2011, 9:13 AM 269 Views 3 Comments

    However, the ousted president will not be there.

    # saudi-arabia - Friday 17 June, 2011

    Saudi women defy ban and get into the driving seat
    # Saudi Arabia
    # Saudi Arabia

    Saudi women defy ban and get into the driving seat

    Jun 17th 2011, 11:21 AM 1,019 Views 13 Comments

    Women are defying a ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia – see our slideshow to find out how they are getting on.

    The 9 at 9: Friday
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    # 9 At 9

    The 9 at 9: Friday

    Jun 17th 2011, 8:47 AM 1,887 Views 0 Comments

    Nine things to know this morning, including: Mixed messages on burning the bondholders, Ericsson creates 100 new jobs in Athlone, and is today really the ‘happiest’ day of 2011?

    # saudi-arabia - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

    Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
    # Bahrain
    # Bahrain

    Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting

    Jun 15th 2011, 12:17 PM 950 Views 9 Comments

    The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.

    # saudi-arabia - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

    Yemeni president's face was 'quite charred' after attack on presidential palace
    # Yemen
    # Yemen

    Yemeni president's face was 'quite charred' after attack on presidential palace

    Jun 7th 2011, 3:28 PM 250 Views 1 Comment

    Details about the injuries sustained by Ali Abdullah Saleh in last week’s attack have begun to emerge as the government rejected attempts by the opposition to discuss a peaceful transition.

    # saudi-arabia - Sunday 5 June, 2011

    The Daily Fix: Sunday
    # Daily Fix
    # Daily Fix

    The Daily Fix: Sunday

    Jun 5th 2011, 7:27 PM 3,533 Views 0 Comments

    In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

    Confusion reigns as Yemen's president Saleh arrives in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment
    # Yemen
    # Yemen

    Confusion reigns as Yemen's president Saleh arrives in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment

    Jun 5th 2011, 11:16 AM 175 Views 1 Comment

    Questions are now being asked as to whether Saleh will return to Yemen as anti-government protesters celebrated his departure on the streets of Sanaa.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 23 May, 2011

    Saudi woman behind female drivers campaign re-arrested
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    # Saudi Arabia

    Saudi woman behind female drivers campaign re-arrested

    May 23rd 2011, 3:37 PM 480 Views 0 Comments

    Saudi authorities have accused Manal al-Sherif of violating public order after she launched an online campaign to encourage other women to defy convention and get behind the wheel.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 16 May, 2011

    Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan
    # Pakistan
    # Pakistan

    Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan

    May 16th 2011, 3:14 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

    Investigating officers believe the shooting was motivated by anger over Saudi Arabia’s decision to send troops to Bahrain to quell anti-government protests there.

    # saudi-arabia - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

    Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme
    # Tourism
    # Tourism

    Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme

    May 11th 2011, 6:54 PM 1,832 Views 0 Comments

    Justice minister Alan Shatter announces the 14 countries to which the visa waiver will apply from July 1.

    # saudi-arabia - Sunday 24 April, 2011

    Crown Prince of Bahrain declines royal wedding invite
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    # Turned Down

    Crown Prince of Bahrain declines royal wedding invite

    Apr 24th 2011, 5:15 PM 2,354 Views 0 Comments

    Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa had been invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton amid concerns about the treatment of pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain recently.

    # saudi-arabia - Sunday 17 April, 2011

    Enterprise minister begins trip to India and Saudi Arabia
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    # Trade Mission

    Enterprise minister begins trip to India and Saudi Arabia

    Apr 17th 2011, 12:27 PM 555 Views 0 Comments

    Richard Bruton has traveled to India today, beginning a mission aimed at expanding growth in the high tech and education sectors.

    # saudi-arabia - Thursday 17 March, 2011

    Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain
    # Bahrain
    # Bahrain

    Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain

    Mar 17th 2011, 10:44 AM 427 Views 0 Comments

    As the struggle in Bahrain continues, the Sunni monarchy uses everything at its disposal to retain power – while Shias are hoping their overwhelming population advantage will bring the leadership to its knees.

    # saudi-arabia - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

    Three month long state of emergency declared in Bahrain
    # Bahrain
    # Bahrain

    Three month long state of emergency declared in Bahrain

    Mar 15th 2011, 2:06 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

    Reports that Saudi soldier has been shot dead by Bahraini protester as king announces martial law.

    Department advises against non-essential travel to Bahrain
    # Irish Abroad
    # Irish Abroad

    Department advises against non-essential travel to Bahrain

    Mar 15th 2011, 11:33 AM 499 Views 0 Comments

    Irish citizens in Bahrain, or intending to travel there, are asked to register online with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

    Saudi troops arrive in Bahrain to help ruling monarchy tackle protests
    # Bahrain
    # Bahrain

    Saudi troops arrive in Bahrain to help ruling monarchy tackle protests

    Mar 15th 2011, 9:27 AM 490 Views 0 Comments

    Saudi Arabia and the UAE have responded to Bahrain’s call for support amid escalating unrest.

    The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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    The 9 at 9: Tuesday

    Mar 15th 2011, 8:15 AM 1,519 Views 0 Comments

    Nine things you need to know: radiation levels outside Japanese plant reach dangerous levels; Enda Kenny facing first Taoiseach’s questions today; and apparently it takes $7.5m to really feel wealthy.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 14 March, 2011

    Saudi Arabian troops prepare to back Bahrain's crown prince
    # Bahrain
    # Bahrain

    Saudi Arabian troops prepare to back Bahrain's crown prince

    Mar 14th 2011, 10:59 AM 670 Views 0 Comments

    Irish citizens in Bahrain urged to remain indoors over coming days as “spontaneous demonstrations and violence” expected.

    The 9 at 9: Monday
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    The 9 at 9: Monday

    Mar 14th 2011, 8:10 AM 2,305 Views 0 Comments

    Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.

    # saudi-arabia - Thursday 10 March, 2011

    Police fire on protesters in Saudi Arabia
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    # Saudi Arabia

    Police fire on protesters in Saudi Arabia

    Mar 10th 2011, 7:04 PM 2,703 Views 0 Comments

    One person reportedly injured after police fired guns and stun grenades during today’s demonstration.

    # saudi-arabia - Thursday 3 March, 2011

    Oil prices rise in response to Libya unrest
    # Oil
    From Business ETC
    # Oil

    Oil prices rise in response to Libya unrest

    Mar 3rd 2011, 9:01 AM 249 Views 0 Comments

    The price of crude oil increased in Asian trade today in response to continuing bitter fighting in Libya – and growing unrest in Oman and Yemen.

    # saudi-arabia - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

    The Middle East protests: what has happened so far?
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    # Middle East

    The Middle East protests: what has happened so far?

    Feb 2nd 2011, 3:25 PM 912 Views 0 Comments

    Egypt, Tunisia and other countries across the Arab world have been electrified by waves of protest recently as furious crowds demand an end to poverty and repression: read about the unrest that has broken out to date.

    # saudi-arabia - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

    Saudi Arabia stricken by heavy flooding
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    # Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia stricken by heavy flooding

    Jan 26th 2011, 9:32 PM 2,151 Views 0 Comments

    Meterology expert says the city of Jeddah must be redeveloped if it is to cope with increasing rainfall.

    # saudi-arabia - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

    Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon
    # Middle East
    # Middle East

    Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon

    Jan 25th 2011, 9:00 PM 1,363 Views 0 Comments

    The fallout out from Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution continues: protesters have taken to the streets across Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon in calls for political reform.

    # saudi-arabia - Saturday 13 November, 2010

    In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca
    # Religion
    # Religion

    In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca

    Nov 13th 2010, 1:57 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

    Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the religious site by Sunday morning.

    # saudi-arabia - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

    Saudi Prince jailed for life over murder of servant
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    # Playboy Prince

    Saudi Prince jailed for life over murder of servant

    Oct 20th 2010, 12:58 PM 326 Views 0 Comments

    Al Saud has been sentence to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering his servant in a brutal attack at a London hotel.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 27 September, 2010

    Volcano threat in Saudi Arabia
    # Volcano
    # Volcano

    Volcano threat in Saudi Arabia

    Sep 27th 2010, 1:27 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

    Geologists have found that a renewed volcanic threat caused a region in Saudi Arabia to experience 30,000 earthquakes last year.

    # saudi-arabia - Monday 13 September, 2010

    Obama to float US arms deal with Saudi Arabia
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    # US

    Obama to float US arms deal with Saudi Arabia

    Sep 13th 2010, 4:33 PM 265 Views 0 Comments

    Record deal could see US fighter jets take $60bn.

    Sven reportedly the new Al Hilal manager
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    From The42
    # Svennis

    Sven reportedly the new Al Hilal manager

    Sep 13th 2010, 1:55 PM 223 Views 1 Comment

    Saudi club ‘snap up’ otherwise unwanted Sven for £1.2 million a year. Bargain!

    # saudi-arabia - Sunday 15 August, 2010

    BlackBerry's encryption deal with India
    # BlackBerry
    # BlackBerry

    BlackBerry's encryption deal with India

    Aug 15th 2010, 11:10 AM 286 Views 0 Comments

    Authorities want access to users’ messages.

    # saudi-arabia - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

    Saudi Arabia scraps BlackBerry ban after getting 'server codes'
    # BlackBerry
    # BlackBerry

    Saudi Arabia scraps BlackBerry ban after getting 'server codes'

    Aug 11th 2010, 2:58 PM 322 Views 0 Comments

    BlackBerry makers hand over access to local users’ chat messages in order to keep the smartphone legal.

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