This was not your usual flirty online chat, nothing explicit or even suggestive here.Just two people — one who spoke no Arabic and another who spoke almost as little English — being really wacky.Almost everyone has a few online-romance horror stories, but no matter how awkward your chatroom dalliances have been, we have a feeling the Saudi Arabian teenager who uses the online handle Abu Sin probably has them beat.Abu Sin — which means “the toothless one” because of his crooked teeth — is now facing up to five years in jail and an 0,000 fine. Chatting flirtatiously with Christina Crockett, a 21-year-old video blogger in California.Police in Riyadh detained Abu Sin on Sunday while he was driving with two friends, with the arrest accidentally broadcast live on You Now as he chatted with another user from Kuwait.
Saudi Arabia is known to have made several arrests linked to You Tube videos and social media use, including of men who filmed themselves giving out “free hugs” in Riyadh.
Men have some pretty ingenious (and often illegal) solutions, I learned in my recent survey of 40 Saudi men.
A man writes his number on a small piece of paper in the hopes that he will walk by a woman in a shopping mall or a park.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Saudi head of the women's section at the general authority for sports, Princess Reema Bint Bandar al-Saud, chat with Saudi girls during a basketball class in Riyadh on 5 April, 2017 Girls in Saudi Arabia will receive physical education lessons as part of the curriculum in public schools from next year, the country’s Education Ministry has announced.
The long-awaited reform was announced by Education Minister Ahmed al-Issa on Tuesday.