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.
Officials in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have ordered the arrest of a young female rapper who released a music video that empowered women in the holy city of Mecca.
The song, titled “Bint Mecca” (“Girl from Mecca”), is offensive to the customs and traditions of the city, the holiest site in Islam, authorities said.
A Bangladeshi maid working in Saudi Arabia has gone viral on social media after crying for help to break free from her “abusive” employers.
In a widely shared video last week, Sumi Akter, 25, claimed that the family she has been working for had physically and sexually assaulted her, dousing her with hot oil in one event.
An upcoming concert of K-pop powerhouse BTS in Saudi Arabia has divided ARMYs and other netizens on Twitter this week.
For starters, the seven-member boy group is slated to perform at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh on Oct. 11, a late addition to its “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour.
A Filipina maid who was recently tied to a tree by her employers in Saudi Arabia has been repatriated to the Philippines.
Lovely Acosta Baruelo, a 26-year-old overseas worker from the Philippines, made headlines after images of her indignity emerged on social media last week.
A Saudi teenager has been placed “under the care” of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR after making a desperate plea for asylum upon her arrival in Thailand.
According to 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, she fled from her family during a trip to Kuwait to escape the physical and psychological abuse she received from them.
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.
Nazer al-Islam Abdul Karim, a Bangladeshi cleaner in Saudi Arabia, has been lavished with gifts from strangers after a photo of him staring at gold jewelry went viral.
According to AsiaOne, an Instagram user posted the photo of 65-year-old Abdul Karim, who is employed in Riyadh, with the caption: “This man only deserves to look at rubbish.”
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.