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Anuj Chopra

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

At least 12 leading human rights activists, including eight women, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia since May, according to Amnesty International.

29 Aug 2018 12:09 AM

Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech solutions to Haj calamities

The scheme for the post-oil era aims to draw six million Haj pilgrims annually.

06 Aug 2018 12:39 AM

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

For both women, biking is not just an adrenalin-fuelled passion, but also a form of empowerment.

13 Jun 2018 1:20 AM

Saudi women will drive, but face bumpy road to empowerment

Government statistics also put more than one million Saudi women as currently looking to enter the workforce.

07 Mar 2018 1:43 AM

Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert

Camels — for centuries venerated as the “ship of the desert” — are a familiar motif in artworks from the kingdom.

28 Feb 2018 12:40 AM


A night at the Ritz: Riyadh ‘5-star prison’ is now back in business

It was impossible to know whether a detainee had stayed there or the room had been refurbished.

13 Feb 2018 5:00 AM

Saudi Arabia’s next revolution: Female taxi drivers

An instructor stood next to the screen, holding up a smartphone to show the inner workings of the app.

13 Oct 2017 12:32 AM

Bacha bazi: How Afghans struggle to save boy sex slaves

Young boys dressed effeminately have an ornamental value in a society where the genders are tightly corralled.

20 Dec 2016 1:26 AM

The light within you

Being in a loving and respectful relationship can be nourishing to our overall well-being and happiness quotient beyond measure according to a study.

08 Jun 2016 10:18 PM