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‘Profound change in Saudi Arabia could bode well for future Jerusalem-Riyadh ties’

Cleveland Jewish News 04 Jul 2022
On Sunday night, a young man sitting next to me at a restaurant in Riyadh asked me where I was from ... Biden wants Riyadh to increase its oil production to help lower spiraling oil prices in the United States, but will also try to promote normalization with Israel ... But my visit to Riyadh shows the profound change Saudi Arabia is already experiencing.
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Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage

The New Arab 04 Jul 2022
"I almost can't believe I am here. I am enjoying every moment." ... Unaccompanied women ... Saudi Arabia -- which has under recent reforms permitted raves in Riyadh and mixed-gender beaches in Jeddah -- now also allows women to attend the hajj unaccompanied by a male relative, a requirement that was dropped last year. 'Serenity' ... ....
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Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

The Wire Network 04 Jul 2022
Unaccompanied women The pilgrimage, one of ... Saudi Arabia — which has under recent reforms permitted raves in Riyadh and mixed-gender beaches in Jeddah — now also allows women to attend the hajj unaccompanied by a male relative, a requirement that was dropped last year.
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Saudi Arabia Welcomes Largest Hajj Pilgrimage Since Pandemic

Voa News 04 Jul 2022
"I almost can't believe I am here. I am enjoying every moment." ... Unaccompanied women ... Saudi Arabia — which has under recent reforms permitted raves in Riyadh and mixed-gender beaches in Jeddah — now allows women to attend the hajj unaccompanied by male relatives, a requirement that was dropped last year. 'Serenity' ... .
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Mecca to host 1 million for hajj

Taipei Times 04 Jul 2022
AFP, MECCA, Saudi Arabia ... “I almost can’t believe I am here. I am enjoying every moment.” ... Saudi Arabia — which has under recent reforms permitted raves in Riyadh and mixed-gender beaches in Jeddah — now also allows women to attend the hajj unaccompanied by a male relative, a requirement that was dropped last year ... .
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Mecca streets packed for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemicAt least 650,000 overseas pilgrims have arrived ...

Deccan Herald 04 Jul 2022
"I almost can't believe I am here. I am enjoying every moment." ... Saudi Arabia -- which has under recent reforms permitted raves in Riyadh and mixed-gender beaches in Jeddah -- now also allows women to attend the hajj unaccompanied by a male relative, a requirement that was dropped last year ... Check out DH's latest videos. Check out DH's latest videos.
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Saudi Arabia: Unemployment rate among women lowest since 2021

The Siasat Daily 03 Jul 2022
Riyadh. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s women unemployment rate drop in the first quarter of this year to the lowest level since 2001, local media reported. The unemployment rate among Saudi women aged 15 years and above reached 20.2 per cent at the end of the first quarter of 2022 compared to 22.5 per cent by the end of the fourth quarter of 2021.
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Tabuk governor receives German ambassador

Arab News 28 Jun 2022
TABUK. Tabuk Gov ... The expansion of the Goethe Institutes in Riyadh and Jeddah illustrates the strong motivation of many young Saudi men and women to learn the German language ....
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Saudi Arabia focused on ‘real empowerment of women,’ says UN envoy

Arab News 25 Jun 2022
RIYADH. Saudi Arabia is moving “with all determination and firmness” to secure the “effective and real empowerment of women” so they can live without facing any discrimination, according to Mohammed Al-Ateeq, chargé d’affaires of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN.
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As they join workforce, Saudi women remake their appearance

The Arab Weekly 24 Jun 2022
RIYADH - ... Walking into a Riyadh salon, she ordered the hairdresser to chop her long, wavy locks all the way up to her neck, a style increasingly in vogue among working women in the conservative kingdom ... “The demand for it has increased, especially after women entered the labour market ... Short hair, she added, is “a show of women’s strength.”.
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Saudi women spurn tradition with cropped locks

Taipei Times 23 Jun 2022
Reforms in Saudi Arabia are giving women freedom to push cultural boundaries as increasing numbers shun headscarves in the workplace. AFP, RIYADH ... Walking into a Riyadh salon, she ordered the hairdresser to chop her long, wavy locks all the way up to her neck, a style increasingly in vogue among working women in the conservative kingdom.
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Short hair, don't care: Saudi working women embrace cropped locks

The Manila Times 23 Jun 2022
RIYADH ... The haircut — known locally by the English word "boy" — has become strikingly visible on the streets of Riyadh, and not just because women are no longer required to wear hijab headscarves under social reforms pushed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.
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Saudi religious affairs ministry appoints first spokeswoman

The New Arab 22 Jun 2022
The move was praised by some as advancing women's rights, while others criticised it as brash ... dictating social norms and women's freedoms. Rights groups have viewed Riyadh's liberal reforms with caution, highlighting that dissent against Prince Mohammed is still not tolerated.
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Tennis: Saudi's next coup in its 'sportswashing' campaign?

Middle East Monitor 20 Jun 2022
If green-lighted, Riyadh will be granted rights to host the global elite women's professional tennis circuit and further boost the country's reputation ...
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Glenn Greenwald : Joe Biden’s Submissive — and Highly Revealing — Embrace of Saudi Despots

Scheerpost 18 Jun 2022
All of that took place as American presidents in the post-World War II order made the deep and close partnership between Washington and the tyrants of Riyadh a staple of U.S ... Adding insult to injury, Obama, as The Guardian put it, boarded his plane to Riyadh “just hours after lecturing India on religious tolerance and women’s rights.”.

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