King OKs Rail Link Between Holy Cities

King OKs Rail Link Between Holy Cities Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered the implementation of the Makkah-Jeddah-Madinah railway project using Saudi local funds, Transport Minister Dr. Jabara Al-Seraisry announced yesterday. He said the royal directive would speed up the implementation of the project known as Makkah-Madinah Rail Link (MMRL), … Continue reading

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Transportation / What's Going on in the Gulf?

King Abdullah: “Saudi Women would be permitted to Drive Someday.”

Women Driving is Not in Conflict With Religion: Scholars A well-regarded Saudi religious scholar said that there is nothing in Islamic law that bans women from driving and that the fatwas issued in this regard are based on individual judgments. “In principle women driving is permitted in Islam,” said Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Obaikan, a … Continue reading

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FYI / Transportation / What's Going on in the Gulf?

Horrible Accidents on Our Roads

Horrible Accidents on Our Roads Muhammad Diyab, Asharq Al-Awsat   Thousands of people are dying daily in the Gulf region because of traffic accidents. If they manage to escape death then they either become disabled or paralyzed. Kuwait is ranked No. 2 internationally in the number of pedestrian deaths. The United Arab Emirates is ranked … Continue reading

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