Vision 2030, Saudi women driving and what’s next?

Until June 2018 Saudi Arabia will be the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Almost three weeks ago, on 26th of September king Salman in royal decree announced that the kingdom will finally join the rest of the world and abandon the restriction. The decision was made after consulting …

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What is wrong with GCC?

None. This is exactly how many refugees accepted rich GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries by the official statistics. Their refusal prompted angry responses on social media from shocked individuals to high ranked activists. In September 2015 Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth tweeted: “It speaks volumes when migrants choose European hostility over fellow Arabs …

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Why not ‘why’ and why ‘when’? Qatar crisis.

   On Monday 5th of June several Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain) followed by Egypt and the Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, gave its’ citizens two weeks to leave and only 48 hours its’ diplomats to quit. Additionally Gulf countries closed land, sea and air borders isolating tiny peninsula.    The reasons for …

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