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No Visa, No Veil? Saudi Arabia May Ease Rules for Tourists

Aug 1
Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a "semi-autonomous" visa-free travel destination along its northwestern Red Sea coast.

Saudi Arabian Gay Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes Over Tweets

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
A court in Saudi Arabia recently sentenced a gay man to three years in prison and 450 lashings for using Twitter to attempt to meet another man.

35 Arrested in Saudi Arabia for ’Gay Party’

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 9
Police from Saudi Arabia arrested 35 people, accusing them of being gay and for holding a "gay party."

Saudi Writer Who Opposed Ban on Women Driving Held

By Aya Batrawy | Oct 30
Police have detained a Saudi columnist who supported ending his country’s ban on women driving; around 60 women claimed they got behind the wheel Saturday to oppose the ban.

State Dept: Posts in 19 Cities to Remain Closed

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan | Aug 5
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 200

Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World

Oct 13
In his new book "Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World," (Emerald Book Company; October 2011; $38.00/hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-934572-98-6), acclaimed chef Zouhair Zairi (Chef ZZ) explores the traditional recipes and flavors of his Moorish family.

State Department Report Notes Anti-LGBT Violence in Uganda, Honduras

By Michael K. Lavers | Apr 8
The State Department’s annual Human Rights Report documents pervasive anti-LGBT discrimination, harassment and even violence in Uganda, Honduras and other countries around the world.

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