I've posted before about the plight of Asian workers in the Middle East (and elsewhere) who are mistreated. You may remember that Saudi Arabia has really had some problems with mistreating house maids. Well, now they've executed a house maid from Indonesia, who killed her abusive employer. Indonesia is livid and recalled their ambassador, because they were not informed, and have decided not to allow any more workers to go to Saudi Arabia. The suspension starts August 1st. There are currently 28 Indonesians on death row in Saudi Arabia.
The Women2Drive campaign is under way in Saudi Arabia. Women are driving and posting photos of it online. You can support them at their Facebook page.
The first woman priest in the Middle East was ordained in Bahrain this month. She's an Anglican who used to work in Yemen, but is currently posted in Dubai. Apparently Bahrain is the "cathedral of the Gulf," which is why the ceremony was there.