But what the heck. It is, after all, just another
Whoa. Two disposables in one day. [There probably are more than that every day - they just aren't reported.] The body of an Asian woman was discovered in a "suspicious bag emitting foul odors." Doesn't appear to have been a worker. Just another "over-stayer."
Apparently the mayors who were visiting from the States last week had a nice time and "expressed admiration of the movement of construction boom in the Kingdom in general." Did anyone take any notice of the fact that there are no OSHA guidelines? Did anyone bother to ask how many on the job injuries happen? Yeah. Probably not. "They said the boom will contribute to a clear breakthrough in the Saudi economy in the coming period, helping the diversification of sources of income and leading to further cooperation in economic fields between the Kingdom and the United States." Huh? How so? What does that mean? Someone try to translate that for me. "... the diversification of sources of income..." Money laundering?
A woman, an Arab national [but not Saudi] has been held on "witchcraft charges." Authorities are clamping down on this. I recently got an e-mail with a link to a story that says that the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is going to be doing all they can to eradicate these practices. [Thanks, Joseph! I knew I'd be able to work it in here at some point.]
A man who did not want to see his daughter become a spinster has married her off to her cousin for SR50 [$13.40]. The article doesn't say how old the woman is - she is a teacher - at least we know she isn't a grade-school student. And, they lived happily ever after...