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Days ahead of the end of the driving ban, two more women's rights campaigners have been arrested.

A leading international rights group has slammed the Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented and vicious' crackdown on activists in the kingdom, as the crown prince presents cosmetic reforms.

Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

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Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

The recruitment announcement is part of a wave of reforms granting women basic human rights in order to bring the kingdom into the 21st century.

Saudi Arabia arrests woman for sympathising with feminist activists

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Saudi Arabia arrests woman for sympathising with feminist activists

Mayya al-Zahrani was arrested hours after posting comments on the arrest of a fellow female activist, a worrying show of Saudi online ...

Listen to Arab women: They know what they're doing

Amal Awad

Listen to Arab women: They know what they're doing

Comment: The voices of women from ethnic minorities are not trusted as authorities in their own lives. Arab women can - and do - speak for ...

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Saudi campaigner arrested in fresh crackdown on rights activism

As four women's rights campaigners were released from Saudi jails, another activist has been arrested in Riyadh's fresh crackdown on liberals.

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Fourth Saudi women's rights activist released from detention

Walaa al-Shubbar, reportedly in her 20s has become the fourth woman to be released from detention in Saudi after a sweep earlier this month.

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Journalism watchdog calls on Saudi Arabia to release blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed its concern over Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights advocates, and called for their ...

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Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

Saudi Arabia is continuing its crackdown on human rights advocates, weeks before the country ends a ban on women drivers.

Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

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Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities with ...

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Saudi Arabia welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

A number of leading Saudi human rights activists and academics have been arrested in the first day of Ramadan as Riyah authorities continue ...

Saudi women's right activists detained ahead of driving ban

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Saudi women's right activists detained ahead of driving ban

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities.

Saudi Arabia to lift women driving ban in June

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Saudi Arabia to lift women driving ban in June

The announcement follows a royal decree in September 2017, pledging to end a decades-long ban on women from driving - the only one of its kind ...

King Salman launches construction of Saudi Arabia's 'Disneyland'

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King Salman launches construction of Saudi Arabia's 'Disneyland'

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to launch the entertainment city's construction on Wednesday, which was delayed without a reason given.

Saudi women attend pro-wrestling event for first time

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Saudi women attend pro-wrestling event for first time

Saudi Arabia has allowed women to attend a WWE pro-wrestling show in Saudi Arabia for the first time, as the country's crown prince leads a ...

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WWE slammed for excluding women wrestlers in Saudi Arabia

Women wrestlers will not feature in shows in Saudi Arabia, a move criticised by fans who say WWE "chose money" over their stars.

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Saudi Arabia delays launch of entertainment city

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to open the launch of the entertainment city construction on Wednesday, which was delayed three days without ...

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own multiple ...

James M. Dorsey

Moderating Islam: Saudi Prince Mohammed walks on shaky ground

Comment: If Mohammed bin Salman continues to whitewash his family's role, whip former allies into subservience and suppress expressions of ...

Hollywood rolls out red carpet for Saudi Crown Prince

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Hollywood rolls out red carpet for Saudi Crown Prince

Hollywood's biggest executives have been queuing up to rub shoulders with the billionaire prince in LA this week, as peace groups rally against ...

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Saudi crown prince: We want to change guardianship laws

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has acknowledged it is time for the kingdom to change strict guardianship laws imposed ...

Saudi Arabia hosting first rave with Armin van Buuren

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Saudi Arabia hosting first rave with Armin van Buuren

Saudi Arabia will soon host its first ever official rave, with one of the top names in trance music set to perform in the conservative kingdom.

Abayas not mandatory for women, says Saudi crown prince

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Abayas not mandatory for women, says Saudi crown prince

Saudi women do not have to wear the traditional abaya gown and hijab headscarf, Riyadh's powerful crown prince has claimed, ahead of a ...

Saudi women are being drip-fed their rights

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Saudi women are being drip-fed their rights

Comment: Royal decrees affording basic rights to women are not emancipatory, as male guardians still have the last word in Saudi ...

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