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Andrea Bocelli Passes The Art Of Expressive Singing To His Son

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Superstar Andrea Bocelli has sung with just about everyone, from Celine Dion to Ariana Grande. On his latest album, Sì, Bocelli tries something new — singing with his son.


Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction'

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The government has ambitious plans to diversify the oil kingdom — and that means revamping the world's biggest petroleum producer.


Hooking Up Gets Easier To Do In Saudi Arabia

Monday, June 04, 2018

These days, some young people in the conservative kingdom also use Tinder to find a match.


Saudi Arabian Businesses Struggle With Rule To Replace Foreign Workers With Locals

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Saudi kingdom says it is trying to wean the economy off an oil and foreign worker dependency. Employers say it has not been easy.


'Culture Shock Within Their Own Country': Saudis Come To Grips With Swift Changes

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Activities once forbidden — cinema, music, women driving — are now OK. It makes some Saudis nervous. "I talk to younger people, they are happy with it," says a Saudi woman. "But older people are not."


Lubna Olayan Broke Saudi Arabia's Glass Ceiling. Now She Wants More Women To Work

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The influential Saudi CEO discusses what she's done to get more women working.


As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become a regional film hub. But it's a tough place to be a filmmaker.


Two Houstonians Talk About Their City And How Hurricane Harvey Could Change It

Friday, September 01, 2017

Watching from afar as the devastation unfolds in Texas in the aftermath of Harvey has been difficult for anyone paying attention. But that experience is magnified for expatriate Houstonians — like NPR's producer Fatma Tanis.