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“The Saudi regime still gets to decide which rights women should be afforded”

AL JAZEERA
Why did Saudi Arabia lift the driving ban on women only now?
by Hana Al-Khamri
June 24, 2018

Starting today, women in Saudi Arabia are finally able to drive legally after a long-standing ban was lifted by a royal decree… 54 more words

Israel & Middle East

Strange Bedfellows

Misery is not the only thing that “acquaints a man with strange bedfellows,” as Shakespeare put it; geopolitical machinations and international animosities do as well. 3,153 more words

Opinion

News: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Women Drivers

‘I can’t believe I’m driving in Saudi Arabia’

As Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women drivers, Roa Altaweli, a midwife in Jeddah, makes her first drive to work. 380 more words

News

Landmark day for Saudi women as kingdom's controversial driving ban ends

RIYADH — Saudi women drivers took to the roads legally Sunday for the first time in the kingdom’s history, as its decades-old ban on women driving finally lifted. 1,390 more words

News

Tinderbox Tensions Rise: Saudi Arabia and Iran by William O. Beeman

Up until the Trump administration, the United States was nervous about these rising tensions, and tamped down moves by the Saudi government to take serious military action against Iran for fear of destabilizing the entire region—and a major source of petroleum for the world. 1,624 more words
U.S. Foreign Policy

Landmark day for Saudi women as kingdom's controversial driving ban ends

By Laura Smith-Spark and Sarah El Sirgany, CNN

SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi women drivers took to the roads legally Sunday for the first time in the kingdom’s history, as its decades-old ban on women driving finally lifted. 1,284 more words

News

Human Rights Group Accuses UK of Secret Arms Sales to Saudis

Sputnik – 24.06.2018

NGOs allege that the UK has been selling weaponry to Saudi Arabia through an obscure system of arms exports licenses. Since 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has been involved in the Yemen war at the request of the country’s internationally recognized government.

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Deception