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The Corona crisis in the Gulf

The Corona crisis in the Gulf

This is the Grand Mosque of Makkah without people after Saudi authorities banned public attendance. It is a heartbreaking scene for anyone who has been there. This is the second time in Saudi Arabian history that worshippers are not allowed into the Grand Mosque (the...

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Al Juffali: First female Saudi racing driver

Al Juffali: First female Saudi racing driver

At the age of 27, Reema Al Juffali drove her first official race in Riyadh this month. The event was organized by the Saudi International Automobile Federation. This is her second car racing appearance this year; her first was international appearance was at F4...

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Saudi artist on BBC top 100 Women List

Saudi artist on BBC top 100 Women List

This month, the BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. These are women who drive change on behalf of women everywhere. This year’s list included Manal Al Dowayan, a Saudi photographer and artist from Dhahran....

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Haifaa Al-Mansour in second Oscars race

Haifaa Al-Mansour in second Oscars race

Al-Mansour This month, Saudi Arabia nominated the movie The Perfect Candidate as best foreign language film for the Oscars. This is not the first nomination for the director and script-writer Haifaa Al Mansour, whose movie Wajda was nominated in 2012. In January 2019,...

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The new way of celebrating National Day

The new way of celebrating National Day

Saudi Arabia celebrated its 89th National Day on 23rd September 2019. In 1902, King Abdulaziz came with an army of only 60 men from his exile in Kuwait, and over the next 18 months unified the six regions of the area which is known today as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia....

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At last Saudi women are free to travel

At last Saudi women are free to travel

Passport for Saudi Women: The Saudi Arabian government announced this week on many different sites; AlArabiya TV news, “Akhbar AlSaudia“ portal, online newspaper "Sabq" and others that it has changed its laws and regulations to allow women to obtain passport without...

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Guardianship may soon be over

Guardianship may soon be over

Read here: Saudi Arabia weighs loosening more controls on women: https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2019/07/18/saudi-arabia-weighs-loosening-more-controls-on-women  Things take their time in Saudi Arabia to change or develop. It’s called doing The Saudi...

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