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Saudi women renew push for the right to drive

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 02:51

In the six months since Saudi activists renewed calls to defy the kingdom`s ban on female drivers, small numbers of women have gotten behind the wheel almost daily in what has become the country`s longest such campaign.

Saudi women `drive-in` falters amid threats

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 17:47

Saudi women scrapped a "drive-in" Saturday and opted for an open-ended campaign after the authorities vowed to punish any of them who get behind the wheel in defiance of a ban.

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 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.

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 women create history by attending first Shura Council session

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 17:55

Women in Saudi Arabia created history when they took their 30 seats at the Shura Council session for the first time.

Saudi king grants women seats on advisory council

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 23:42

Saudi Arabia`s king grants women seats on the country`s top advisory council for first time.

Saudi may soon allow female lawyers in court

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 13:45

Nearly 300 Saudi women are expected to be licensed to argue clients’ cases in courtrooms in the near future, says a report.

Saudi women allowed to divorce ‘smoking’ husbands

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 15:38

The judge said that should the women have health issues because of their husbands’ smoking habits.

Saudis allow women to compete at 2012 Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:23

The public participation of women in sport is still opposed by many Saudi religious conservatives.

Saudi women petition King for right to drive

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:14

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from getting behind the wheel of a car.

France turns away three Saudi women over veil

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 13:54

France became the first country in Europe to outlaw the veil, while similar legislation has since been passed in Belgium and Holland.