It’s again a pretty slow news day in Saudi Arabia. Local media is focusing on the start of Haj and the variety of government services being supplied to support pilgrims. Now, Haj is clearly an important event and one to which the Saudi government and Saudi society pay much attention. As it happens every year, though, there are only so many things that can be said about it, beyond incremental improvements in services.
This year, the presence of swine flu added a new level of interest, but so far that’s not much of a story. Pilgrims diagnosed with swine flu have tallied about a dozen so far. They’ve been offered treatment in Saudi medical facilities.
I’ll keep looking for Saudi-related materials, though…
Posting was down over the past couple of days due to yet another in a series of technical issues. I’ve taken steps to avoid those in the future, but such is life. I did learn that it’s next to impossible to run this blog through a ‘smart phone’. Brief replies to comments is about as far as that permits.