My stomach has endured the full scope of awful foods this planet has to offer Trying adventurous food is a big part of travelling, but India, where I'm travelling through now, has more problems with [food] hygiene than anywhere else in the world. It's a cultural problem, as eating meat is a rarity in rural areas, so they treat it like a vegetable, keeping it in a cupboard. So when the occasional Westerner passes through, by the time it's pulled out, it's been in there for a few months. When travelling across poorer parts of India now, I try to survive off rice and dahl.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
A monitoring system which sends text alerts to Saudi women’s male 'guardians' when they cross the border has been temporarily suspended.
Monday 13 January 2014
Powers call for humanitarian aid as rebels fight each other
Thursday 09 January 2014
A major new social-attitudes survey on head covering in the Middle East finds that few people are in favour of the burka
Monday 06 January 2014
Police unable to confirm if incident is related to emergency landing of Saudi flight suffering landing gear malfunction on same day
Friday 03 January 2014
The unidentified Saudi national allegedly accused pop singer Shams of adultery 'without providing proof' of her affair
Sunday 29 December 2013
A Saudi prince who murdered a fellow Saudi may be executed, a newspaper reported on Sunday, in a rare example of a member of the kingdom’s ruling family facing the death penalty.
Friday 27 December 2013
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Wednesday 25 December 2013
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Friday 20 December 2013
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
Saudi Arabia considers Syria a proxy war with Iran – and wants the US, and the rest of the world, to lend a hand
Tuesday 17 December 2013
A report has claimed Saudis could soon be forced to obtain a permit allowing them to share videos on YouTube
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Monday 16 December 2013
While the snow has caused major disruption for many, a pair of Saudi’s have come up with a novel way of enjoying the weather
West suspends aid for Islamist rebels in Syria, underlining their disillusionment with those forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad
Wednesday 11 December 2013
A spokesperson for the Free Syrian Army said the move was rushed and mistaken
Thursday 21 November 2013
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Tuesday 12 November 2013
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