Tag Archive for Saudi Arabia

Storms of sand and dust around the world

Around at 14:00 on April 15, Aershan in Mongolia experienced a red sky, accompanied by rain containing a black substance. By 2:50, the sky returned to normal.

There have been many stories in the past few days regarding rather frightening dust and sand storms that have kicked up around the world. Here is a roundup. Sandstorms have been sweeping across China’s northern regions. The storms caused disruptions and very poor visibility and air quality. Bejing had their worst storm in years. […] a mighty…

The perfectly doubtful story: Entire family eaten by a whale

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Oh, how unique, a fake story circulating on social media. Saudi denies social media reports whale swallowed entire family. A Saudi family was reported by social networks to have been swallowed by a giant whale at a beach in the Gulf Kingdom, but authorities on Tuesday denied the news and said a picture that was…

Saudi witchcrafty twitter accounts: You are being WATCHED

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Backwards much?​ Saudi religious police hunt down Twitter ‘witchcraft’ accounts — RT News. Saudi Arabia, which has the largest number of Twitter users relative to internet users in the world, has formed a special task force to track users of the popular social media who are accused of spreading vice and witchcraft. The Commission for…

Not a flying object, but a falling object over Saudi Arabia

A sighting of an object falling to earth worried eyewitnesses. It’s strange they should call it a UFO when it was “falling” rather than flying. Was this a ‘UFO’ sighted over Saudi Arabia? – Emirates 24/7. A Saudi newspaper on Friday published a film showing what it described as an unidentified flying object (UFO) passing…

Rain of flesh over neighborhood

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A tragic and horrific event from Saudi Arabia. Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in Saudi. Human body parts fell from the sky in the city of Jeddah Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of a person trapped in an airplane’s wheel bay. “Police received a telephone call at 2:30 am from…

So that’s what’s wrong with kids today?! Mom drives!

Words somewhat fail us. File under “massive epic stupidity”, but religious extremism tends to end up there… Saudi Arabian cleric says driving hurts women’s ovaries | The Raw Story. A Saudi cleric sparked a wave of mockery online when he warned women that driving would affect their ovaries and bring “clinical disorders” upon their children.…

I’m too sexy for my land…

You may have heard the story a few days ago. Man Deported From Saudi Arabia for Being Too Handsome. The commission was afraid women would be too distracted. Well, not quite. The Man Too Handsome for Saudi Arabia Who Wasn’t | islawmix. Unfortunately, no one in the English press bothered to actually fact check the…

Women-only city in Saudi Arabia is a mistake

Scratch that! No women-only city in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is not building an industrial city for women only. Contrary to reports in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, ABC News, Russia Today and dozens, if not hundreds, of other sources who published the story apparently without bothering to check facts with the…

Saudi man beheaded for witchcraft and more

Saudi man beheaded on ‘witchcraft and sorcery’ charges A man has been beheaded on charges of sorcery and witchcraft in Saudi Arabia after being found in possession of mystical books and talismans, the state news agency SPA has said. Amnesty International called the latter beheading “deeply shocking,” and in a statement Philip Luther, the watchdog’s…

Jinn Hunters International

Saudi ghost-hunters raid “haunted” hospital The dingy corridors and gloomy wards of a long-abandoned Saudi Arabian hospital have drawn hundreds of amateur ghost hunters who believe it to be haunted by jinn, the malevolent spirits of the Koran and Arabian mythology. The macabre fascination with Riyadh’s Irqa Hospital, which treated Gulf War combatants in 1991,…

Woman arrested, accused of casting spells, in Saudi Arabia

Sri Lankan held for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia. A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a Saudi family’s shopping trip, a police spokesman said on Wednesday, and may face death in a country where convicted sorcerers are beheaded. The daily Okaz reported that a…

Saudi Arabian prince releases accused witch from death sentence

Maid saved from gallows to be freed Saudi Arabia’s authorities have decided to release an Indonesian housemaid accused of using witchcraft to murder her female employer after spending nearly four years in prison. Relatives of the Saudi victim had demanded the execution of the 30-year-old maid…Newspapers in the Gulf Kingdom said Prince Mohammed bin Nassir…

Saudi Arabia still in the dark ages, beheads woman for sorcery

gulfnews : Saudi woman beheaded for ‘sorcery’. A Saudi woman was beheaded Monday after being convicted of practising sorcery, which is banned in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. Amina Bint Abdulhalim Nassar was executed in the northern province of Jawf for “practising witchcraft and sorcery,” the ministry said in a statement carried by…

Strange correlation: Women driving leads to pre-marital sex

Every once in a while there are stories that are so silly, people who seem so backwards, it is difficult to understand. Here’s one for today. Saudi Report: Women Driving Spurs Premarital Sex A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage…

Maid arrested for casting “spell” on family

Maid held for casting “spell” on family. Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested an Indonesian housemaid for casting a magic spell on a local family and “turning its life upside down,” a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Tuesday. The employer of the maid in the southern mountainous town of Bisha told members of the…