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The Mascara You've Been Looking For

The quest for finding an amazing mascara is never ending, but mine just might have ended because I may have found the one. I’ve never heard anyone talk about MAC mascaras, but the MAC Haute and Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara is perfection and deserves a spotlight. 78 more words


My personal Hajj experience

As the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj is a religious duty of each Muslim around the world. It is said in the Holy Qur’an that a Muslim must partake in Hajj at least once in a lifetime, unless unable to do so due to financial and other personal reasons. 1,227 more words


SAUDI ARABIA: Common enemies

Saudi Arabia, a largely Sunni Muslim country long critical of what it views as Maliki’s sectarian Shi’ite policies, also praised the nomination of Abadi. Despite deep divisions between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the war in Syria in recent years, the two countries now face a mutual threat from Islamic State. 252 more words


Postcard From Saudi Arabia - Adventures in the Diplomatic Quarter

I’ve just finished reading The Spanish Ambassador’s Suitcase: Tales From the Diplomatic Bag, an interesting compilation of dispatches from British ambassadors to their masters in London put together by Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson. 1,795 more words

Middle East

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi authorities round up 88 terror suspects

Saudi authorities have arrested 88 individuals accused of plotting terrorist attacks at home and abroad, the country’s official SPA news agency said Tuesday.

SPA cited Interior Ministry sources as saying that 87 Saudi nationals and one Yemeni had been taken into custody, including 59 people who had been previously held for crimes against national security. 121 more words


Thinking Aloud: “Reimagining Saudi Petro-Modernity"

Nov. 20, 2014 by Darius 

Earlier this week, I saw Yale history professor Rosie Bsheer talk about “Reimagining Saudi Petro-Modernity: History and Space in a Post-Rentier State.”  Behind the rather dense and scholarly title, Bsheer’s talk had a number of interesting observations about Saudi Arabia. 870 more words

Thinking Aloud