The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system.
18 Feb 2018 6:50 PM
Prince Alwaleed, who is in his early 60s, had described his confinement as a 'misunderstanding'.
28 Jan 2018 9:48 AM
They were also demanding compensation for a death sentence issued against a relative at the royal gathering.
06 Jan 2018 7:05 PM
Its historic decision to allow women to drive from June 2017 has been cheered inside the kingdom and abroad.
17 Dec 2017 11:43 AM
Women involved in road accidents or commit traffic violations will be dealt with at special centres that will be run by women.
16 Dec 2017 8:04 PM
Dozens of high-profile figures including princes, ministers and tycoons are being held in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel.
06 Dec 2017 1:54 PM
Miteb had been rounded up in a graft inquiry at least partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
29 Nov 2017 2:50 PM
The alliance was announced in 2015 under the auspices of Prince Mohammed.
26 Nov 2017 6:37 PM
Authorities have frozen the bank accounts of the accused and warned that assets related to corruption cases would be seized.
10 Nov 2017 3:19 PM
Authorities have frozen the bank accounts of the accused and warned that any assets related the corruption cases would be seized.
08 Nov 2017 4:25 PM
The news channel announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province and son of a former crown prince.
06 Nov 2017 10:55 AM
The book chronicles one young woman's journey of self-discovery through Thursday get-togethers.
03 Nov 2017 2:58 PM
This comes as a landmark move that would open up the previously male-only venues to families.
30 Oct 2017 10:58 AM
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 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 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
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
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
Saudi Arabia led the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in cutting ties with Qatar in June.
09 Sep 2017 10:58 AM
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