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Saudi women allowed to become notaries for first time

3 months, 6 days ago
RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia have for the first time been allowed to become notaries, with 12 granted permission to start working in the profession, the justice ministry said Monday. The move comes amid a reform drive in the kingdom…

Saudi woman’s car set ablaze after driving ban lifted

3 months, 12 days ago
RIYADH: Saudi police are hunting for arsonists who torched a woman's car, only a week after the kingdom lifted a decades-long ban on female motorists. Salma al-Sherif, a 31-year-old cashier based near the holy city of Mecca, told local…

Saudi female accident inspectors prepare for women driving

3 months, 24 days ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s first batch of women car accident inspectors are training to respond to incidents involving female drivers, who will be allowed to drive in the kingdom starting on Sunday when a decades-old ban ends. Forty women…

Saudi Arabia to lift driving ban on women from June 24

5 months, 8 days ago
RIYADH: Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday. "All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have…

Driving not ‘be all’ of Saudi women’s rights: princess

7 months, 15 days ago
WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia is working to address deeper issues on the path to women's rights after allowing them to drive and attend soccer matches, one of the kingdom's top female officials said Wednesday. "These are things that are quick…

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

7 months, 24 days ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced Monday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading a drive to reform the…

Saudi women to enter stadiums for the first time on Friday

9 months, 8 days ago
RIYADH: Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced. "The first match that women will be allowed to watch will be Al-Ahli…