Arabian princess accused of enslaving maids in Calif. home

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A Saudi Arabian princess is accused of “slavery” after a woman who was allegedly held against her will as a domestic servant escaped from a three-story building, flagged down a bus and alerted authorities in Irvine.

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Holiday calendar: Riyadh at night

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Saudi Arabia’s capital city glitters in this picture-perfect night view captured from Earth orbit last month from the International Space Station. The spread of Riyadh’s city lights hints at a bustling population, which has grown from 150,000 in 1960 to 5.4 million this year. Click on over to NASA’s Earth Observatory to identify landmarks such as the Riyadh Air Base, universities and the financial district.

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Ikea’s Saudi Arabian catalog is missing something: women

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Scrubbing the bathroom got a whole new meaning in the Saudi Arabian Ikea catalog. The Swedish home and furnishings retailer faced criticism after reports surfaced that Ikea digitally erased women from pictures in the Saudi version of the catalog.

In one picture of a family in a bathroom, the mother standing at the sink with her son was removed. Even one of the retailer’s own designers, Clara Gausch, was erased from a photo featuring four of the brand’s designers.

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