Saudi joins 21st century allows women to drive

(Arab News) RIYADH: Saudi women have spoken of their excitement over the historic lifting of the ban on women driving in the week that the first 10 women in the Kingdom were issued with their driving licenses. Commending the General Directorate of Traffic’s issuing of the first driving licenses, Hind Khalid

Philippine’s president apologizes to Kuwait

(AFP) SEOUL: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Kuwait on Sunday for his “harsh” words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers. The spat began in February when a murdered Filipino maid was found in her employer’s freezer in the Gulf state, prompting Duterte

Godmother of women’s rights released from prison; many other activists still detained in Saudi

By Middle East Affairs Dr. Aisha al-Manea, one of Saudi Arabia's earliest feminist was released a week after being arrested for her outspoken candor about women's rights and driving released Amnesty International. The Middle East Director for Amnesty International Samah Hadid said, “The Saudi Arabian authorities’ endless harassment of women’s rights defenders is entirely unjustifiable." Just weeks

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