Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Council of the Judiciary has announced that judicial flogging will be replaced as a punishment by fines or imprisonment. This is part of Saudi Arabia’s human rights reforms. While flogging is one of the punishments recognized by Islamic Law,...
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Less segregation, hype remains high

Less segregation, hype remains high

This month, the Saudi government has canceled the rule for the segregation of single men and women in restaurants. For many years it was claimed that the rule was in place to protect women, which recently sparked a fierce discussion on social media - like many such...

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Saudi women can divorce

Saudi women can divorce

A member of the Saudi Scholars’ Council Sheikh Abdullah Al Manea, has issued a Fatwa confirming that women may stipulate as a condition in their marriage contracts that they have the power to divorce their husbands. Al Manea said that, if the woman stipulates the...

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Some fees for expats waived

Some fees for expats waived

Levy fees in Saudi Arabia This week, the Saudi Council of Ministers announced that, for industrial companies, it will waive the fees that the companies have to pay in respect of their foreign employees. The expatriate levy was introduced in 2018 in conjunction with a...

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Time to look cool in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia relaxes the dress code for female tourists in an attempt to make the country more attractive for international audience. This could be the first step to relax the dress code generally. However,  it must be borne in mind that this is unlikely to affect or...

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The opening of the Saudi economy

The opening of the Saudi economy

Until 2000, the opportunities for foreign investment in Saudi Arabia were extremely restricted, essentially limited to foreign minority shareholdings in industrial development projects involving technology transfer to Saudi Arabia. Foreign participation in service or...

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Being Boring? Not any more in KSA

Being Boring? Not any more in KSA

Link for EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS & SHOWS SAUDI - Better Entertainment Entertainment in Saudi Arabia has changed. For the last year and a half, the government has been offering a variety of entertainment programmes to its citizens, filling the previous void of empty,...

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