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K-pop agency SM Entertainment to help Saudi Arabia develop its own idol training program

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A partnership between K-pop agency SM Entertainment and the Saudi Arabian government is reportedly in the works.

SM founder Lee Soo-man met with Saudi Arabia’s Princess Haifa bint Faisal Al-Saud and other government officials in Riyadh on March 23 to discuss exporting South Korea’s K-pop training system to the Middle East. The goal is to create a line of Saudi idols.  

Unemployed Filipina in Dubai Provides 200 Free Meals Daily to the Hungry

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In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Good Samaritan from the Philippines is inspiring the world through generosity and love for her countrymen in need.

The story: Feby Dela Peña, an unemployed Filipina in Dubai, has been cooking and distributing free meals to her fellow Filipinos in the past few weeks. She believes that while her family doesn’t have much, this should not be a reason for not helping others. 

Saudi Arabia Begins Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Women in Historic Moment

Saudi Arabia has finally started issuing driver’s licenses to women after King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signed a royal decree last year allows rights to drive in what is being considered a historical moment.

On Monday, the general traffic directorate officially replaced the internationally recognized driving licenses that many women in the country have with official Saudi licenses, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) via Al Jazeera.

Saudi Man Gets 2,000 Lashes, 10 Years in Prison Over His Twitter Account

A man in Saudi Arabia was sentenced to over 10 years and 2,000 lashes over his tweets about atheism. He was also tasked to pay a fine of $ 5,300 by the court, according to the Associated Press.

The unidentified man was arrested by the Saudi religious police after he was discovered to have allegedly made more than 600 posts on Twitter that deny the existence of God. Some of his posts also ridiculed Qur’an verses, accused prophets of lying and said their teachings fueled hostilities.