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Saudi Arabia decides to resume�all international flights from May 17

Urdu Point 25 Feb 2021
The Ministry of Interior has decided to lift the temporary travel ban and resume all international flights effectively from May 17 besides permission to non-saudis married to Saudi men and women to travel to the kingdom. RIYADH.

Saudi women can join military in latest widening of rights

Straits Times 21 Feb 2021
RIYADH (BLOOMBERG) - Women in Saudi Arabia can now take up arms and enter the military, the latest profession in the kingdom to open up to female recruits. Saudi Arabian women can be employed as soldiers, lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants, according to the Saudi-based Arab News.

Saudi Arabia opens military recruitment to women

The New Arab 21 Feb 2021
The move comes as rights groups continue to urge Riyadh to release all imprisoned women's rights activists. Women in Saudi Arabia can join the armed forces, the ministry of defence announced on Sunday, in latest advance of women's rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Saudia Arabia: Further information: Loujain al-Hathloul conditionally released

Amnesty 18 Feb 2021
She was convicted of charges related to her women’s rights work ... was convicted of charges related to her women’s rights work ... Royal Court, Riyadh ... women’s rights and calling for the end of the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia ... On 13 March 2019, Loujain al-Hathloul was among 11 women’s rights activists brought to trial before the Criminal.

Global companies to be rewarded for setting up in KSA: Officials

Arab News 17 Feb 2021
RIYADH ... “We are therefore aiming to make Riyadh one of the 10 largest city economies in the world ... “Moving regional offices to Riyadh will create job opportunities for Saudi youth (men and women), and in turn will help reduce unemployment rates that reached 14.8 percent in the third quarter of last year,” Hafiz said.

To speak or not to speak: Saudi Arabia poses a princely dilemma for Biden

Politico 16 Feb 2021
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a virtual G-20 summit held over video conferencing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov ... On Tuesday, in discussing the relationship with Riyadh, White House press secretary Jen Psaki pointedly noted that Biden’s counterpart is King Salman, not the crown prince ... ties with Riyadh.

Qiyadat Global-Georgetown program ‘empowers women to lead around the world’

Arab News 13 Feb 2021
RIYADH. A US-Saudi program at one of America’s top universities has been helping women leaders around the world, the co-founder told Arab News. Qiyadat Global-Georgetown was launched in November to teach women in the Middle East, North Africa and G20 countries the fundamentals of strategic leadership.

Saudi announces job vacancies for women as first soldiers

The Siasat Daily 12 Feb 2021
Riyadh. The agency for military affairs of Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced openings for the first soldier (lance corporal) job that is exclusively reserved for women. Riyadh’s King Fahd Security College will take in women for admissions into several military-related courses and registration for jobs.

Saudi Women Empowerment Is ‘a Lie’: Family of Released Activist

Kayhan 12 Feb 2021
RIYADH (Dispatches) – The family of the Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has condemned Saudi Arabia’s alleged drive to expand female empowerment, a day after authorities released her from prison ... "We really see that women empowerment is a lie in Saudi Arabia, that there are no real reforms.”.

MBS lying about reforms in Saudi Arabia: Released activist’s family

Press TV 12 Feb 2021
“We really see that women empowerment is a lie in Saudi Arabia, that there are no real reforms,” Lina said ... “When we talk about other things involving women’s rights, we don’t see any real improvement ... Three more Saudi women’s rights activists are detained as Riyadh steps up its crackdown weeks before it lifts a driving ban against women.

Saudi Arabia's release of Loujain al-Hathloul an overture to Biden

The Observer 11 Feb 2021
Prince Mohammed views the decision to release the women’s rights activist as an attempt to belatedly engage the new administration, whose strident tone on human rights issues in its early weeks of office has all but conditioned a working relationship with Riyadh on righting the wrongs of the Trump years.

Saudi women’s rights activist walks free after three years

Dawn 11 Feb 2021
RIYADH. Saudi authorities on Wednesday released prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, her siblings said, after nearly three years in detention ... Hathloul, 31, was arrested in May 2018 with about a dozen other women activists just weeks before the historic lifting of ...