Sep 28 2017
Twenty-four hours after King Salman issued a decree end the ban, the government announced that a woman had been appointed as assistant mayor of Al Khubar governorate.
"Careem welcomes the decree by Saudi Arabia that will enable women to obtain driving licences", Abdulla Elyas, the co-founder of the firm, told The National.
Backwards Saudi Arabia, which treats women as little more than slaves or men's chattels, is reportedly the only country on the planet that forbids females from getting behind the wheel.
It's also the law in Saudi Arabia that every woman must have a male guardian.
The shock announcement, which risks riling religious conservatives, is part of Saudi Arabia's ambitious reform push aimed at adapting to a post-oil era and improving a global reputation battered by its human rights record. The kingdom ultraconservateur announced on Tuesday, September 26, via State television, that he was going to remove the ban by June 2018, reports the New York Times.
Mohammed bin Salman, at 32 years old, is the country's new crown prince.
The US State Department called it a "great step in the right direction", echoing a similar comment from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
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"There are 2.7 million women in Saudi that are not working today because they don't have a reliable means of transport to go to work", he said, referencing figures from the Saudi authorities.
"This is a positive step toward promoting the rights and opportunities of women in Saudi Arabia". These guardianship laws have loosened in recent years, as evidenced by women being allowed to drive without needing this permission.
As Saudi Arabia-the only country in the world that didn't allow women to drive-finallylegalizes women drivers, we take a look at the relentless efforts of a woman who fought all the odds to make it a possibility.
Government officials and clerics have previously claimed different reasons for the ban on women drivers.
"Preventing a woman from driving a vehicle is today an issue of rights similar to the one that forbade her from receiving an education or having an independent identity", Alwaleed said.
"The societal change taking place is massive in Saudi and we've seen sweeping reform measures, but none at that level".
"Having women drive has become an urgent social demand predicated upon current economic circumstances", said the prince.
Sep 28 2017
Almost 400 cats, dogs rescued from Virgin Islands
She's focusing her relief efforts and fundraising drives on helping people get supplies specifically to their loved ones. Almost 50 dogs had been rescued by state authorities in Florida before Irma even hit.
Sep 28 2017
Yingluck sentencing: The downfall of Thailand's Shinawatra family
Proponents of the military government defended the ruling against critics who said it was politically motivated. The Supreme Court said Yingluck Shinawatra was knowing of the falsified rice deals but did nothing to stop it.
Sep 27 2017
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Pandya ended up making 78 off 72 balls, which included five boundaries and four sixes, before he became Cummins' second victim. Pandya's knock on Sunday included 5 fours and 4 sixes while Ali hit seven 4s and a whopping 8 sixes in his knock.
Sep 26 2017
FIFA scraps ban on poppies on football shirts
England and Scotland have previously displayed the poppy on a black armband, in a failed attempt to bypass regulations. The report goes on to claim that the IFAB, football's lawmakers, are expected to rubber-stamp the change next month.
Sep 26 2017
Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote
Iran has a Kurdish population, but they have not experienced the same level of violence as Kurds in Turkey and Syria have in recent years.
Sep 25 2017
Merkel wins fourth term as German far-right party makes gains
However, a repeat of the current "Grand Coalition" with the Social Democrats is not the chancellor's only option. The traditionally left-leaning Greens were seen winning around 9.5 percent and the Left Party some 9 percent.
Sep 24 2017
Uber's license to operate in London won't be renewed
But the Mayor of London today stood by the move saying passengers' safety and security were paramount and that the anger should be directed at Uber .
Sep 22 2017
Markets close with marginal losses; auto stocks top laggards
In terms of the broader markets, the S&P BSE mid-cap index was lower by 0.07 per cent and the small-cap index by 0.14 per cent. Reddy's Laboratories led gains in pharmaceutical companies, helped by easing regulatory concerns and brokerage upgrades.
Sep 21 2017
Taco Bell to get rid of drive-thru, add booze
For New York, specifically, the chain plans to open 50 locations in Manhattan - where there are only six restaurants now. The cantinas' smaller scale and hipper atmosphere highlight that the chain "isn't afraid to try new things", Grams said.
Sep 20 2017
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Power outages hit other Southeastern states as the storm moved north, including Georgia. Authorities will open up the entire chain of islands to residents Sunday morning.
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