All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabian Man Suspected of Having Ebola Dies

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health said that a citizen of that country who died Wednesday in Jeddah is suspected of having contracted Ebola while on a recent business trip to Sierra Leone. Saudi laboratories certified by the World Health Organization are testing blood samples from the deceased man for Ebola, as well as for other illnesses which cause the …

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MERS Virus: Third Case Diagnosed in U.S.

The MERS virus appears to be spreading–albeit very slowly. The third case of the disease in the United States has been officially diagnosed. An Illinois man likely picked up the illness from an Indiana man who was diagnoed as the first within the country to have the disease earlier this month. Middle East respiratory syndrome hasn’t had much of an …

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MERS Virus Outbreak Spreads to Egypt, UAE

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has hit Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has begun spreading. According to a Reuters report, Egypt this weekend confirmed its first-ever case of MERS. The Egyptian patient had been working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before returning to the country. In addition, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported seven new confirmed cases …

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Saudi Penguin Dance: A Muslim Gangnam Style?

“I know what you’re doing in there! Cut it out!” In a land where movie theaters are banned and tribal customs are rampant, a strange fad has swept through Saudi Arabia. A fun, yet odd, craze seemed to take over last year. But it wasn’t until recently that the Penguin Dance, which is similar to the American Bunny Hop, has …

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MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East

In 2012, the world was first exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, better known as MERS. The virus originated in Saudi Arabia, and all evidence suggests that only six Middle Eastern countries have been noted spots of origination for the virus. Despite the limited proximity of origins, however, the worldwide health and scientific communities are constantly monitoring the …

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Saudi Princesses Under House Arrest Cry for Help Over Twitter

The Saudi Princesses Sahar and Jawaher have begun a Twitter and media campaign to end their thirteen year house arrest. In an e-mail to the Sunday Times, the sisters wrote “We slowly watch each other fading into nothingness”. They added their other sisters, Hala and Maha, are facing psychological distress in guarded isolation. They further cited their treatment as human …

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Prince Charles Takes Part In Saudi Sword Dance

The Prince of Wales showed the Saudi Royal family his dance moves when he took part in the time-honored sword dance called the “Ardah” during his three-day tour of the Middle East. Dressed in traditional Arab clothing called a “thobe”, Prince Charles enthusiastically performed the dance along with other male members of the Saudi Royals to commemorate the warrior tradition of …

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Prince Charles Dances With Swords

Prince Charles is currently taking a tour of the Middle East, most recently stopping in Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday, while in the city of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, Prince Charles wore traditional dress and joined members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia in the Ardah. The Ardah, commonly known as the sword dance, was performed as part …

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Prince Alwaleed Says Obama Lacks Coherent Policy

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi royal and self-made billionaire investor, said President Barack Obama lacks a “comprehensive and coherent foreign policy” toward the Arab world. Alwaleed made the comment at “The Year Ahead: 2014,” a two-day conference in Chicago, hosted by Bloomberg LP. Alwaleed added, “Obviously, he’s not succeeding” as President. Citing Obama’s addressing the Arab world with a …

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“No Woman, No Drive” Video Goes Viral [VIDEO]

You’re probably aware of Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers, which is just one form of oppression women in the Middle Eastern country are subjected to. After news of a Saudi cleric’s ridiculous comments on the female driving ban picked up, Saudi activist and comedian Hisham Fageeh released a parody music video last week titled “No Woman, No Drive.” “No …

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Saudi Arabia Rejects U.N. Security Council Seat

CBS News reported that Saudi Arabia rejected its seat on the U.N. Security Council just mere hours after the five new members were announced. Saudi Arabian discontent seems directed at the United States over some of D.C.’s decisions in the Middle East. The Saudi Foreign Ministry issued a statement: “Allowing the ruling regime in Syria to kill its people and …

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Saudi Princess Innocent of Human Trafficking

Charges of human trafficking filed against a Saudi Arabian princess living in Orange County California were dropped today as the prosecution failed to provide evidence which corroborated the charges. A 30 year old Kenyan woman brought the charges against the princess after supposedly fleeing the home and waving down a bus. Once on the bus, the woman confided in a …

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