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Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

This comes as a landmark move that would open up the previously male-only venues to families.

30 Oct 2017 10:58 AM

'Battle of sexes': Saudi Arabia men react to ban lifted on women driving

The decision of lifting ban was led by Prince Mohammed, who styles himself as a reformer to set the country on the road to civil liberty.

04 Oct 2017 5:56 PM

Saudi Arabian university to open first driving school for women

Saudi Arabia, which was the only country in the world to forbid female drivers, recently allowed women to drive.

01 Oct 2017 6:17 PM

Saudi minister says lifting ban on women drivers will reduce car crashes

Saudi announced on Tuesday was seen by rights activists as an emblem of their suppression in the kingdom where Islam originated.

28 Sep 2017 7:37 PM

Women on wheels: Saudi Arabia allows females to drive from next year

The kingdom was the only the country in the world to bar women from driving and for years had garnered negative publicity internationally.

27 Sep 2017 8:32 AM

Only quarter of brain: Saudi cleric on why women should be denied driving licenses

The cleric was suspended from leading prayers, other religious activity in Asir after being pilloried on social media for his comment.

23 Sep 2017 11:43 AM

Gulf crisis: Saudi Arabia accuses Qatar of distorting facts, suspends talks

Saudi Arabia led the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in cutting ties with Qatar in June.

09 Sep 2017 10:58 AM

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims amid Gulf crisis

The announcement to reopen the border for Qatari pilgrims came after Saudi Arabia's King Mohammed bin Salman received an envoy from Doha.

17 Aug 2017 9:14 AM

Saudi top prosecutor summons Twitter users for harming public order

The country's chief prosecutor summoned the Twitter users on Sunday without naming them or specifying how many were accused.

14 Aug 2017 12:33 PM

Saudi Arabia defends judiciary amid outcry over executions

Rights group Reprieve says the initial judgment came from a “secretive” counter terrorism court.

05 Aug 2017 11:58 AM