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How biggest events of the decade unfolded on Twitter

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 - 12:37 GMT

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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male permission

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 12:19 GMT

The royal decree was published on Friday by the official gazette.

Saudi women to be told of divorce by text message under new law

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 - 05:00 GMT

Women in Saudi Arabia will be notified by text message if they are divorced under a new law.

Saudi women have choice whether to wear abaya: crown prince

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 - 06:53 GMT

Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya - the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety - as long as their attire is “decent and respectful”, the kingdom’s reform-minded crown prince said.

Saudi Ministry of Justice to hire women for 1st time in history

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 10:47 GMT

Saudi Ministry of Justice announced on Tuesday, that it would officially employ women for the first time in the ministry’s history.

Saudi Arabia’s path towards moderate Islam

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 - 07:51 GMT

Saudi Arabia has witnessed huge unprecedented changes since 2016, including paving the way towards a more moderate Islam.

Women driving to reduce road accidents: Saudi Interior Minister

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 - 08:07 GMT

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdel Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef said Thursday that women driving cars will reduce road accidents that results.

HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to end men’s superiority

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 09:31 GMT

Saudi authorities have to take a step forward in gender equality and to put an end to the current state of men being in charge of women, HRW says.

Trump hails King Salman’s decree allowing women to drive

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 - 09:39 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Tuesday, the latest decree of King Salman allowing Saudi women to drive.

US state department welcomes allowing Saudi women to drive

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 - 05:50 GMT

US' Heather Nauert said Tuesday the US is "happy" with a Saudi move allowing female citizens to drive for the first time in the kingdom.

Saudi Women driving trends Twitter worldwide

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 11:33 GMT

Finally, Saudi women are allowed to drive, a demand that has always been controversial in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi amb: Decree on women’s driving 'part of economic reform'

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 10:58 GMT

Saudi Amb to US Khalid bin Salman asserted Tuesday that the Royal decree to grant the Saudi women the right to drive comes as part of the economic reform march.

Saudi king issues decree allowing women to drive

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 07:11 GMT

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia issued a decree on Tuesday allowing women to drive.

For first time, Saudi women step into haj emergency role

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - 06:01 GMT

Seven women sit in front of computer screens fielding distress calls from across Mecca ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage this week.