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End to driving ban saves billions

RIYADH/DUBAI, Sept 27, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia’s decision to end a driving ban for women is likely to save families billions of dollars, boost industries from car sales to insurance, and reassure investors that the kingdom’s push to diversify its economy beyond oil is on track. It should also encourage more …

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Saudi women ‘hope’ green light to hit the gym will improve lives – Female-only gyms to be introduced next month

RIYADH, March 12, (RTRS): Pounding on a cross-trainer in a Riyadh gym, Heelah Abdulaziz is one of many Saudi women hoping the licensing of female- only gyms from next month is another step towards improving the lives of women in the conservative Islamic kingdom. In one of the world’s most …

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Saudi women unite to inspire new generation

RIYADH, March 11, (RTRS): Saudi women from adventurers to inventors hope a unique conference in Riyadh on Saturday will highlight their changing roles and inspire younger women to push for new opportunities in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The event comes at a time when reforms are slowly affecting women’s lives in …

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