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Saudi women allowed to become notaries for first time

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

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 Arabia to lift driving ban on women from June 24

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…

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

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…