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Under Islamic law in Saudi Arabia, unrelated men and women can't mix in public. Courtship and marriages are traditionally arranged. But young Saudis are starting to resist -- and technology's helping them bend the rules. Kelly McEvers reports from Riyadh.
Islam frowns on wasting natural resources. It's a nod to tribal days when survival depended on it. Today some Middle Eastern businesses are reaching back to those green Islamic roots to get an edge on the global competition. Sam Eaton reports.
Sharia, or Islamic, law shows up in a lot of different businesses in the Middle East, including the hospitality trade. Somewhat less-strict but still Islamic-friendly hotels are popping up all over the Middle East, including Dubai. Sean Cole checked them out.