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Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

13/11/2014

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Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]

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Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

24/10/2014

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Robin Appleby Dubai 2014 New Years' Eve Fireworks Yet another amazing display, but now a record breaker!

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]

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Saudi Arabia Blames Camels for MERS Outbreak in US

14/05/2014

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Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Egypt, First Cases Of 2014 Surface, Photo by Gullpress WNA

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 20:24 p.m. DST, 14 May 2014 SAUDI ARABIA, Riyadh— A second case of an American infected with the MERS virus has been confirmed in Orlando, Florida. As MERS breaches the US border, death tolls of those infected with the virus in Saudi Arabia continue to rise. MERS originated in Saudi Arabia, […]

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Sporting News | Saudi Women May Soon See Athletic Opportunities

10/04/2014

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"The fight for Rights" by Exchanges Photos

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:36 p.m. DST, 10 April 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Progress towards greater gender equality continues in Saudi Arabia. Last year, King Abdullah allowed the addition of physical education programs in private schools. 2012 saw the first Saudi female athletes competing in Olympic games. And now, the Shura Council […]

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Women’s Rights in the Middle East

04/04/2013

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Two Girls, Qalqilya, West Bank, PS, Photo Courtesy of Michael Loadenthal

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 22:40 DST, 4 April 2013 A quick update of the recent rulings on women’s rights in the Gaza Strip and Saudi Arabia.  Hamas orders gender segregation in schools GAZA STRIP, Israel – Gaza’s Hamas-controlled parliament passed a law requiring separate classes in schools for boys and girls in public […]

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