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2011-04-11 08:53:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Crown Prince's address to the nation about the need for national unity, prominent Bahraini blogger Suhail Ghazi Algosaibi has published "An Open Letter to HRH The Crown Prince: A Letter from a Fan." The letter details Algosaibi's passion for reform and restoration in Bahrain. An excerpt of the letter is below: "Your Royal Highness, Thank you for your recent appearance on television. So many of us have been...

2006-08-05 11:07:30

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi minister has said he finds it revolting to see spoilt children waited on hand and foot by Asian maids, whose main role is often that of status symbol. Labor Minister Ghazi Algosaibi said the kingdom had become too dependent on foreign maids, mainly from Asia, but did not say if entry visas for them would be curbed. "In this society, the healthy teenager needs a maid to bring him a glass of water that is exactly 10 meters (yards) away. This is yet another...

2006-05-14 15:44:22

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has postponed plans to replace male sales assistants in lingerie shops, saying it wants to give outlets more time to prepare for the move which has irritated the influential religious circles. The government, which wants more women to work as part of its efforts to reduce reliance on foreign labor, took the decision last June and businesses were given a year to prepare for implementation. "Based on pleas by shop owners ... that they were unable to...

2006-05-09 11:57:15

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed on Tuesday women would replace male sales assistants in lingerie shops from next month, ending an awkward anomaly in the ultra-conservative Islamic state. The government, which wants more women to work as part of its efforts to diversify the country's oil-dependent economy and reduce reliance on foreign labor, took the decision last June and businesses were given a year to prepare for implementation. Many clerics and Islamists in Saudi...