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Saudi Arabia allows women to participate in municipal polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:29

A new law that allows women in Saudi Arabia to vote and contest in municipal elections has come into force, a media report said Wednesday.

Saudi women`s driving protest kicks off: Activists

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 18:55

A Saudi woman said she got behind the wheel and drove to the grocery store without being stopped or harassed by police, kicking off a campaign protesting the ban on women driving in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia warns online backers of women drivers

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 19:15

Saudi officials say the country`s strict codes against political dissent on the Internet will be applied to anyone offering online support for a planned protest by women challenging the male-only driving rules in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Saudi warns women against defying driving ban

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 21:22

Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned it will take measures against activists who go ahead with a planned weekend campaign to defy a ban on women drivers in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

World`s largest varsity for women coming up in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:13

Saudi Arabia will set up the world`s largest university for women to offer facilities to nearly 60,000 students.

Saudi Arabia car owners fined for allowing women to drive

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 13:06

Saudi Arabia traffic police has fined several private car owners for allowing women to drive against the kingdom`s rules.

Saudi Arabian activists to defy ban on women drivers next month

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 15:42

Saudi Arabian women activists have called for a driving campaign next month to defy the longstanding ban on women driving in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia allows women to work as waitresses

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 11:15

Several Saudi women welcomed the steps taken in favour of empowering them economically.

Using air-conditioners by women immoral: Saudi cleric

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 13:42

Salafists and Wahhibists are ultra-conservatives of Sunni Muslims hailing from Saudi Arabia and have issued frequent fatwas in the past.

Saudi prince backs letting women drive

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 20:47

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has indicated support of allowing women there to drive.

Saudi women create history by attending first Shura Council

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 17:04

Women in Saudi Arabia created history when they took their 30 seats at the Shura Council session for the first time during the much-anticipated opening of the sixth term of the advisory council.

10 percent women in Saudi parliament

Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012, 11:44

For the first time, women will represent 10 percent of the 150 seats of the Saudi Shura, or consultative council, in the coming legislative term, Xinhua reported.