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Saudi Arabia To Open First Women's Sports Center

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A Saudi newspaper says the first women's sports center in the kingdom has opened. Al Watan daily said Monday that the Ge...

Saudi Women Breaking Barriers

Common Ground News Service | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

On January 11, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a historic decree allowing women to be members of the kingdom's previously all-male Shura Council for the first time.

WATCH: Brave Saudi Arabian Woman Confronts Religious Police For Harassment

Posted 05.25.2012 | Good News

The Hayat Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, probably sees a constant stream of religious police, or mutaween, attempting to keep a check on female moralit...

Can This Princess Change The Lives of Saudi Arabia's Women?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.25.2012 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Using a man's wife to publicly threaten and blackmail him sounds like plot from a classic (sexist) movie. It's happening to a real-life princess in Saudi Arabia who has been standing up for women.

TIME Talks With A Saudi Woman Behind The Wheel

TIME | Aryn Baker | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

Maha al Qatani settles herself in the driver's seat, adjusts her headscarf, and with a quick prayer turns the key in the ignition. “I'm not nervous,...

Women Banned From Upcoming Saudi Elections

Posted 05.28.2011 | World

RIYADH (Reuters) - Women in Saudi Arabia will not be allowed to vote in the long-delayed municipal elections to be held in September, the election...

Let's Hear It for the Unappreciated Heroes of 2010

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

In the endless whirr of 24/7 corporate news, the people who actually make a difference are often trampled in the stampede to the next forgettable news-nugget like Lady Gaga's meat-dress. Let's look at five people who deserved more attention.

In Saudi Arabia, a Women's Ministry Might Be a Small Step Towards Women's Rights

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

The idea of a Ministry of Women's Affairs in Saudi Arabia comes at the right time. Let us hope it's given a mandate to make a positive change in the role of Saudi woman, rather than merely satisfy Saudi Arabia's critics.

Saudi Flogging of Spoiled Brat Only Part of the Story

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Perhaps if Saudi institutions like a school in Jubail stopped treating women as kids they will stop acting like kids.

Judicial Reform Puts Saudi Women Lawyers in a Position of All Show and No Play

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

About 10 years ago Saudi women started returning home from abroad with fresh law degrees and were ready to take on the world. And they are still waiting.

Saudi Woman Demands Right To Travel

cnn.com | Mohammed Jamjoom and Tricia Escobedo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CNN) -- Wajeha al-Huwaider picked up her passport, got in a taxi, and headed from her home in eastern Saudi Arabia to the nearby island kingdom of Ba...