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Saudi soccer chiefs appoint 1st women board members

RIYADH, Oct 3, (AFP): Saudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF) appointed women to the board for the first time in the kingdom’s history on Wednesday, and also named a new president. The two women are Adwa al-Arifi and Reham Al- Onaizan and the new president is Qusay bin Abdulaziz al-Fawaz. Saudi …

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Riyadh expels Canada envoy, freezes trade

Saudis hit interference in Canada call for release of activists RIYADH/OTTAWA, Aug 6, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society activists. The sudden sharp response to criticism …

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Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark historic day

‘Dream the impossible’ LE CASTELLET, France, June 24, (RTRS): Aseel Al-Hamad drove a Renault Formula One car around the French Grand Prix circuit in front of thousands of fans on Sunday and declared the start of a new era for Saudi women in motorsport. The lap of Le Castellet’s Paul …

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Saudi women take to wheel

RIYADH, June 24, (RTRS): Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. “It’s a beautiful day,” businesswoman Samah al-Qusaibi said as she cruised …

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Saudi women’s fitness centre shut over ‘indecent’ video

Riyadh, April 21, 2018 (AFP) – Saudi sports authorities shut down a female fitness centre in Riyadh Friday over a contentious promotional video that appeared to show a woman in figure-hugging workout attire. “We are not going to tolerate this,” Saudi sports authority chief Turki al-Sheikh tweeted as he ordered …

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Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with ‘Black Panther’

Riyadh, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Blockbuster action flick “Black Panther” will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month. The conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas last year …

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Spying on wifes phone is now a criminal offence in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced “spying” on your spouse’s phone is now a criminal offence potentially punishable by a hefty fine — and a year in jail. “Married individuals planning to spy on their spouse in Saudi Arabia will need to think twice, because such an activity could potentially …

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Saudi women take the wheel, test-driving a new freedom

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Fatima Salem giggles with hesitation when it’s her turn to drive through a small parking lot lined with bright orange cones and arrows. Like millions of Saudi women, she plans on applying for a driver’s license when the kingdom lifts its ban on women driving …

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Empowering women is a must in bid to drive economic growth – Women represent 50 pc of Saudi community

RIYADH, March 6: HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, attends the Second Edition of Women Empowerment and Integration Forum in Jeddah as the main sponsor of the event, organized by Accor Hotels KSA in association …

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Saudi stadiums to open ‘doors’ to women on Friday

RIYADH, Jan 8, (AFP): Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced. “The first match that women will be allowed to watch will be Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin on Friday January 12,” the …

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