Some say it's a sanctuary for business women. Others see it as another sign of gender segregation in a male-dominated society.
The response to threats against Abdullah Bejad al-Oteibi exposes a shifting balance between moderate and extremist versions of Islam in Saudi society.
Fouad Farhan, arrested Dec. 10, was released Saturday after being held for more than four months without charges.
The summit of Arab neighbors Tuesday is the third attempt to gain more support for Iraq's reconstruction from Sunni states. Baghdad's crackdown on Shiite militias may help.
American forces in Iraq announced Monday ambitious public-works plans to win support in Sadr City.
This weekend's Arab League gathering of Middle East and North African countries in Syria is expected to be a display in regional divisions.
MIT students help dispel their fears and doubts about applying to American schools, where they remain a relative minority after 9/11.