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Saudi Sheik Says Even Young Girls Should Cover From Head To Toe

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A Saudi cleric says even girls who have not yet reached puberty should be covered from head to toe, citing instances of child ...

Middle East Soccer Associations Campaign for Women's Right to Play

James Dorsey | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Middle Eastern soccer associations have launched a campaign to put women's soccer on par with men's football in a region in which a woman's right to play and pursue an athletic career remains controversial and at a time at which political Islam is on the rise.

Good News For Saudi Women

AP | ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's king granted women seats on the country's top advisory council for the first time on Friday, giving them a...

Saudi's Top Cleric Warns Against Mixing Of Genders

AP | ABDULLAH SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's top cleric on Friday warned against the mixing of the genders, saying it poses a threat to female chastity...

Saudi Women Speak Out

Leah McElrath | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Leah McElrath

The images of two strong, courageous young Saudi women athletes will forever exist as part of Saudi history. If you listen to the voices of the women interviewed herein, you can hear that a bell of hope and expectation has been rung.

Opening the Door at Last

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

When the Modern Olympic Movement was created in 1894, there was no thought of women competing at the Olympic Games. That has now changed.

Will Saudi Arabia Finally Send Women To Olympics?

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- IOC President Jacques Rogge cannot guarantee "100 percent" that female athletes from Saudi Arabia will compete at the London Olympics, altho...

Globalizing Title IX

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

What remains to be done 40 years after the signing of Title IX? Saudi Arabia's agreement to permit women to participate in the Olympics for the first time is an interesting reference point as this moment is celebrated.

Saudi Women Take The Wheel

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

It’s a Saudi sit-in. Except these women aren’t occupying King Abdullah Street... they’re sitting in their cars. Women all over Saudi Arabia a...

Saudi King Dismisses Ultraconservative Adviser Over Women Rights Issue

AP | By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has dismissed a controversial ultraconservative adviser after he publicly criticized reforms aime...

Girls' School In Saudi Arabia Flouts Religious Ban With Basketball

Posted 05.04.2012 | Good News

Flouting a religious ban on female sports, a school in Saudi Arabia has become the first state-run girls' school in the country to openly allow their ...

Saudi Arabia May Consider Allowing Women's Sport Clubs

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has set up a ministerial committee to consider allowing women's sports clubs, al-Watan daily newspaper rep...

Just For Males?

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

By Asma Alsharif JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb 29 (Reuters) - The image of 24-year-old Nour Fitiany resting courtside as the pounding of ...

Saudi Arabia Builds Stadium to Accommodate Women

James Dorsey | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Saudi Arabia is building its first stadium especially designed to allow women who are currently barred from attending soccer matches because of the kingdom's strict public gender segregation to watch games.

Reports: Saudi Women Will Be Allowed In Sport Stadium For First Time

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A government-run Saudi Arabian newspaper reports that for the first time in the conservative Muslim country, women will be all...

Saudi Arabia Bans Men From Working In Lingerie Stores

AP | Posted 03.03.2012 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Monday it will begin enforcing a law that allows only females to work in women's lingerie and apparel s...

Saudi Report Claims Women Driving Will Have Sex

AP | Posted 02.02.2012 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could en...

Sentenced With Lashes For Driving A Car

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

CAIRO — A Saudi woman was sentenced Tuesday to be lashed 10 times with a whip for defying the kingdom's prohibition on female drivers, the first...

Women Can Vote In Next National Election, Saudi King Says

AP | ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, considered a reformer by the standards of his own ultraconservative kingdom, decreed on Sun...

Saudi Girls Flogged For Orphanage Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Six orphan girls aged between 12 and 18 were flogged in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking the head of their orphanage, a...

Saudi Arabia Clamps Down On Female Gyms

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Let her get fat!" is the slogan women in Saudi Arabia are using to challenge a clampdown on female-only gyms....