At a divorce forum, the first of its kind, women debated reforms to ensure better legal protections for women and children.
Readers write about s government bailout for US automakers, the importance of an interfaith dialogue, and the need for a long-term solution to the problem of nuclear waste disposal.
The gathering follows a successful Muslim-Catholic forum at the Vatican.
Forty Saudis plan a hunger strike this week to bring attention to the prolonged detention of 11 political activists.
Economists say that Arab states such as Saudi Arabia will feel the pinch, but a year of record oil prices provides a deep cushion.
Kabul may have tried to reach out to current insurgents by meeting with former Taliban in Saudi Arabia late last month.