United Arab Emirates


Saudi women drivers sent to 'terrorism' court: activists

Two women's rights campaigners detained in Saudi Arabia have been transferred to a special tribunal for "terrorism", activists said on Dec. 25 after the women appeared in court.
The ruling came at a hearing in Al-Ahsa, in the kingdom's Eastern Province, according to the activists who declined to be named.

Angry Saudi football clubs pinpoint Gulf labor market contradictions

Saudi football clubs warn that a Labor Ministry-imposed quota system for Saudi nationals will disadvantage clubs by preventing them from hiring foreign talent Mounting anger among Saudi football clubs at their subjugation to quotas - designed to encourage employment of Saudi nationals and reduce dependence on foreign labor - illustrates the problems encountered by wealthy Gulf countries in bal