Abeer Mishkhas, journalist at the London-based Asharq al-Awsat, on how Saudi women fared in 2012:
It has been an interesting year, in a Chinese curse kind of way, with lots of disappointment, and still deeper tragedy, as far as the so-called Arab Spring is concerned.
However, on the positive side, it did bring some good news for Saudi women.
Her former newspaper, Arab News, published a list featuring ten Saudi women that they described as the year’s top achievers. “The year 2012 was a remarkable one for Saudi women,” the newspaper said.