At 12 AM AST on Sunday, Saudi women hit the open road for the first time. But the new freedom has less to do with feminism than with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s economic plan Vision 2030, as the need to be shuttled everywhere was a barrier to joining the workforce. A mother of two tells USA Today that on a hot…
Saudi Arabia has issued its first batch of licenses to women drivers, a few weeks ahead of the official lift of its long-standing ban. It’s a significant step for the kingdom, though there are still questions left unanswered, like: Why are some of the advocates responsible for the ban’s vanquishing still in jail?
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Nelly is going to be performing “Hot in Herre” for a whole lotta dudes in Saudi Arabia next month, since women will not be allowed to attend the show.
For the first time in history, Saudi Arabia will open some of its sports stadiums to women, the latest move by one of the world’s most restrictive countries to incrementally loosen its grip on its female citizens.
After years of international attention, Saudi Arabia has reversed its longstanding prohibition on women driving.
The woman who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for appearing in a Snapchat video while wearing a short skirt in the deserted heritage village of Ushaqir has been released, according to CNN. She told investigators that the clip was published without her knowledge and was released on Tuesday without charge.
On Tuesday, police in Saudi Arabia arrested a woman who was filmed in a Snapchat video wearing a skirt and crop top while walking in a conservative province about a 100 miles outside the capital.
On Sunday, an image exploded across the Internet of Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi placing their hands on a glowing orb, surrounded by pleasant onlookers. No one, even those who claim to, really understands why.
Wow, look how far we’ve come. It seems like just yesterday we were watching Donald Trump go beep-beep in the big boy truck. Now he’s put on his little adventuring pants for his first big international trip since he assumed the presidency, a nine-day overseas journey beginning in Saudi Arabia.
The contestants in the Saudi Arabian Miss Camel pageant must exhibit an “untouched natural beauty.” With about 50,000 entrants, that’s a lot of natural camel prancing down the runway.
The music video for “Hwages,” roughly translated as “concerns,” has been viewed about 3.2 million times since its December premiere, and for good reason—directed by Majed al-Esa of Saudi production company 8ies Studios, the incredibly catchy video shows a trio of Saudi women in niqabs overtly mocking the dystopian…
Despite the recent large investment Saudi Arabia made in the ride-share company Uber—an investment pegged at roughly $3.5 billion—it looks like a number of women are not optimistic about the service granting them a sense of agency in a country where they are forbidden to drive by law.
Uber has received $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s investment fund, the company’s largest ever cash influx from a single investor. Incidentally, Saudi Arabia is the only country on Earth that doesn’t allow women to drive.
Women in Saudi Arabia went to the polls this morning after it was confirmed earlier this year that they would finally be allowed to vote. Saudi Arabia is the last country in the world to extend voting rights to women.
The Indian government has demanded that Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, order an independent investigation after a Saudi employer allegedly chopped off the arm of their maid for reporting abuse. India wants the employer to be charged with attempted murder.
A Saudi prince living in Los Angeles has been charged with sexual assault after neighbors reportedly saw a bleeding woman screaming for help as she tried to scale the walls surrounding a large estate in Beverly Glen. Los Angeles police told reporters that Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al Saud is accused of trying to force a…
Ensaf Haidar hasn’t seen her husband since 2012, but “the nightmare” as she calls it, began eight years ago, when her husband Raif Baidawi was first summoned by Saudi Arabian authorities for questioning about his blog. Badawi has since been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime of blogging, as well as 1,000…
For the first time in history, two women have registered to vote in Saudi Arabia.
President Obama and the First Lady visited Saudi Arabia this week to pay their respects after the death of King Abdullah. Predictably, that ignited controversy: Abdullah presided over some tentative human rights reforms, but Saudia Arabia also has a brutal history of executing homosexuals, abusing migrant workers,…