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Saudi Women Can Drive At Last But Some Say Price Is Silence - NDTV

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian women were given the right to drive last week after nearly three decades of campaigning, but some activists say that breakthrough has come with a price: their silence. While the royal decree ending the ban on women driving has ...and more »

Saudi Arabia Lifting the Driving Ban on Women Has Little to Do With Empowerment - The Wire

The move does not address the onerous burden Saudi women carry on account of the male guardianship system and is instead intended only to shore up the stature of the crown prince. A Saudi woman speaks on the phone as another woman walks past her in ...and more »

Excitement around the lifting of Saudi Arabia's ban on women drivers speaks to some pathetically low standards -

The headline was striking: Saudi government declares it will allow women to drive. Women in Saudi Arabia are naturally ecstatic. There have been memes galore on social media since the news broke, including one of a shiny white BMW with thick, sultry ...and more »

The Soap Box: Saudi Arabia letting women drive far from revolutionary - Newstalk ZB

Saudi Arabia authorities announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom from next summer. (Photo / AP). AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Print ...and more »

Saudi-Russian Summit Next Thursday - Asharq Al-awsat English

The Kremlin said it hopes that the upcoming visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud to Moscow next week will give a new powerful impetus to the development of bilateral relations with Riyadh which is the leader of ...and more »

'A Monumental Moment for Women' - New York Times

Here are the top 10 comments of the week on our digital platforms, as selected by our readers and the journalists who moderate nearly every comment. Some comments were edited for length and clarity. Saudi Arabia to Allow Women to Drive. Photo. Credit ...and more »

Oil, trade and security on agenda, but Syria tops the list - Arab News

This week's visit to Russia by King Salman, the first by a reigning Saudi monarch, conveys to Moscow the message that the Kingdom is ready to open a new page in the relationship between the two countries. The ties go back almost a century. In 1926, the ...and more »

King Salman turns new page on ties with Russia - Arab News

In this file photo, King Salman receives Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. (SPA). Related Articles. Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order · Experts: Saudi-Russian agreement vital for stability of oil market · Oil ...and more »

Saudi Arabia, Russia to set up $1bn energy fund - Middle East Eye

Saudi Arabia and Russia plan to set up a $1bn fund to invest in energy projects, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview broadcast by Al Arabiya TV on Monday. The fund, to be finalised during this week's visit by Saudi King Salman ...and more »

Saudi companies and families plan to hire expat female drivers - Arab News

RIYADH: Car rental companies, businesses and Saudi families are looking to hire female drivers from overseas in the wake of King Salman's decree last week allowing women to drive. “The hiring of women expatriate drivers, if the regulatory provisions of ...and more »