Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos recently visited Saudi Arabia and what she encountered surprised her and changed her views on the lives of women in the kingdom.
It would be tempting to see the Saudi's decision to include women in the Olympics as a big step forward but signs of change for Saudi women are yet to come.
Two weeks ago, it was announced that for the first time ever, women from Saudi Arabia will compete at this year's Olympic Games in London.
Various responses from around the Arab world to the destruction of Sufi shrines in Mali by Islamist groups.
President Mohamed Morsi will discuss Egyptian-Iranian relations with Saudi king during first official presidential visit.
Salafi Muslims have never developed a coherent system of beliefs nor sustainable organizational structures. They have always been a divided community.
Highlights from Egypt's major newspapers on Monday.
Saudi Arabia frets that ally Egypt, a major recipient of Saudi funding, is falling under what it sees as the baleful influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.
At this year's Riyadh Book Fair, publishers showcased books exploring the challenges posed to the host nation by the Arab Spring.
Buraidah in Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a bastion of Jihadism. Yet, a transformation has been taking place for the past few years.