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Saudi Penguin Dance: A Muslim Gangnam Style?

Saudi Penguin Dance: A Muslim Gangnam Style?

By Mike Tuttle April 17, 2014

“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 …

Prince Alwaleed Says Obama Lacks Coherent Policy 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, …

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

Saudi Arabia Rejects U.N. Security Council Seat 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 …

Saudi Princess Innocent of Human Trafficking 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 …

Morbidly Obese 2 Year Old Has Weight-Loss Surgery Morbidly Obese 2 Year Old Has Weight-Loss Surgery
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In 2010, a Saudi Arabian boy became the youngest person in the world to have weight-loss surgery. At that time, the boy weighed 72.7 pounds and had a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 44.1. That would be the equivalent of …

MERS-CoV: Three More Deaths Linked to Virus MERS-CoV: Three More Deaths Linked to Virus

Three more lives have been claimed by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) , bringing the total deaths from this virus in Saudi Arabia to 47. On June 2, the director general, Margaret Chan gave a speech to the …

Syria: Latest Global Responses and Developments Syria: Latest Global Responses and Developments

After announcing his intentions to intervene militarily in the Syrian crisis, President Barack Obama is working on building support before Congress reconvenes on 9 September and discusses the President’s resolution. In the meantime, other nations and organizations are communicating an …

Man Texts on Hood of a Speeding Car Man Texts on Hood of a Speeding Car

It is literally impossible for this guy to give less of a crap about what you think. You think texting while driving is dangerous? Meet texting while hood-surfing. In this clip, allegedly from a highway in Saudi Arabia, a man …

Saudi Prince Throws Disneyland Paris Party Saudi Prince Throws Disneyland Paris Party

Saudi Prince Fahd al-Saud has taken his love of Disney to the extreme, renting out sections of Disneyland Paris for a special celebration. According to a Telegraph report, the prince paid €15 million to close sections of Disneyland for his …

Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries

Google Maps has expanded its live road traffic feature into three more countries (one city each). These include: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait and Guayaquil, Ecuador. “Now, the maps of these locations are much more useful, as drivers can …

Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia
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For the economic powerhouse that is Saudi Arabia, women are a conundrum. On one hand, the country’s conservative religion precludes women from showing their skin or even driving a car. On the other hand, the country’s leaders realize that women …

Gulf States Persecuting Twitter Users Gulf States Persecuting Twitter Users

Activists in Bahrain and Kuwait are protesting governments move to crack down on Twitter users who take advantage of the platform to broadcast politically extreme and religiously offensive messages. Twitter has been adopted by many activists in the conservative Gulf …

Is Twitter Censorship Being Pushed By A Saudi Prince? Is Twitter Censorship Being Pushed By A Saudi Prince?

Did a Saudi Prince’s investment in Twitter have anything to do with the recent Twitter censorship announcement? Most of Twitter’s users seems to think so. As we reported back in December, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased a stake in …

Saudi Arabian Woman Arrested for Driving a Car [Video] Saudi Arabian Woman Arrested for Driving a Car [Video]
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A 32-year-old Saudi Woman has been arrested for the simple act of driving a car around the city of Khobar. According to the AP Manal al-Sherif, an IT expert for an oil company, was arrested for “violating public order.” Saudi …

Saudi Blogger Still In Government Detention

Fouad al-Farhan’s criticism of the Saudi government earned him an investigation by authorities, followed by his detention for questioning.