2 Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs

November 24, 2013 09:24                                                                             Still from YouTube video showing Bandr Swed during his ‘Free Hugs’ campaign / Saudi Free B.H Two Saudis have been detained in the country’s capital for offering free hugs to passers-by. The local police arrested them for ‘indulging in exotic practices’ and offending public order. – One of the campaigners…

Saudi blogger detained for filming woman drive

Detained Saudi blogger sees momentum for women drivers           Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY     12:26 p.m. EDT October 14, 2013 Saudi women plan a rolling protest through Riyadh and other cities Oct. 26 in defiance of a ban on women driving.   Saudi males in another vehicle give a thumbs up to a woman driving…

Saudi Arabian cleric says female drivers risk damaging ovaries ( Says “medical studies show” ) ?

Saudi Arabian cleric says female drivers risk damaging ovaries Conservative’s comments aimed at activists protesting against Islamic kingdom’s male-only driving rules Reuters in Riyadh theguardian.com,  Sunday 29 September 2013 14.02 EDT A female Saudi motorist speaks to the media in 2011 after driving her vehicle in defiance of the ban on  women driving.  Photograph: Fahad Shadeed/Reuters…

Olive oil protects liver

Contact: Graeme Baldwin graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com 44-203-192-2165 BioMed Central Extra-virgin olive oil can protect the liver from oxidative stress. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism exposed rats to a moderately toxic herbicide known to deplete antioxidants and cause oxidative stress, finding that those rats fed on a diet containing the olive oil…