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Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree allowing women to drive in the kingdom.
He added that the United Nations agency would continue to explore avenues to build on the important milestone to advance the cause of women's rights both in Saudi Arabia and the wider region. By rallying Saudi female activists to raise global condemnation of the Kingdom's human rights practices, the government was left with no choice but to give women the right to drive cars. It's been a major factor keeping women at less than 20% of the labour force.
Many Saudi women rely on ride-sharing apps like Uber and Careem to take relish some freedom of movement.
This was evident a few days ago when Saudi women were allowed for the first time into the King Fahed Stadium to participate in national day festivals, attend musical concerts, and even join the public gender-mixed celebrations in the streets. Almana and 46 other women piled into cars and drove around the capital.
"But the arrests represented an assertion of power over the independent, politically influential clerics and sent a message that Prince Mohammed does not see himself as beholden to them as partners in government", Kinninmont told AFP.
They can not apply for a passport without the permission of a man.
The discrimination against women and their ability to drive has caused significant damage to the kingdom's reputation around the world, and lifting the controversial ban will go some way to offsetting some of the criticism.
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Besides the North Korea crisis, the polls also come at a time when the country is facing a sluggish economy which needs a boost. Kyodo News said he plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of an extraordinary session on Thursday.
Female executives have been named to important positions in the Saudi stock exchange, the right to work without the permission of a male guardian and the tens of thousands of women now working in the retail sector are also examples of natural shifts in Saudi society. Employers often require male guardians to approve the hiring of females.
Here are twelve things that women still can't do, but men can, in the country. Yet a man can divorce his wife unilaterally, without any legal justification. It can also save women the money they now spend on drivers and transportation.
Women can not have custody of a child once the child has reached a certain age: nine years of age for girls, and seven for boys. Sons can apply for citizenship, but the decision is at the discretion of the interior minister.
In September 2015, the Supreme Judicial Council granted women with custody of their children the right to handle all their affairs, but they still need permission from the children's father to travel outside the country. "We have to remember that our Kingdom produces more female graduates compared to our male counterparts".
If the Apple iOS 11 update is not successful via the OTA update, you can always plug the iPhone or iPad into a MacBook or PC. Apple Maps will not be able to instruct you on direction from within a building such as airports and shopping centers.
The Jordan brand has declined as it continues to lose its appeal of exclusivity , an allure that it retained for decades. "I've never seen a brand in the sneaker industry grow this fast", said NPD Group sports industry analyst Matt Powell .
Apple is also adding Amazon Prime Video - the last of the major streaming services it didn't yet have - sometime this year. Apple succeeds in its main objective with this upgrade: 4K content looks great, on a 4K television set.
The German football association is understood to have no objections over England players wearing the poppy, The Guardian reported. The new law is expected to be passed by November's worldwide games played during the Remembrance weekend when people don Poppies.
The Fed is expected to slow their bond-buying program at around $US10 billion a month, ultimately rising to $US50 billion. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.2% to 22 370.70, and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.1%.
The Singapore GP has generated 1.4 billion in Singapore dollars (about $1 billion or 870 million euros) over the past decade. Liberty Media had taken complete control of F1 in January, ending Bernie Ecclestones 40-year reign at the helm of affairs.
It received multiple assessments from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and attracted a supermajority of Senate votes. Using the budget process, Republicans need only 50 votes, assuming Vice President Mike Pence casts the tie-breaking vote.
The England global threatened in the early goings and forced United goalkeeper David de Gea into making a few good saves. You don't touch the ball for minutes and minutes and minutes and then have an important moment in the game.
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He also sought to console his followers over their recent defeats, saying the top priority for Muslims is to "satisfy" God. The Islamic State on Thursday released an audio recording of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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She added: "Any suggestion of kicking people out of any political party on the grounds of race or religion should be condemned". Speaking in Brighton, McDonnell will say that those in debt should not have to pay back more than double of what they borrowed.
These new Taco Bell restaurants won't have drive-thru
Another interesting point: According to Food & Wine, the chain's drive-thrus make up around 55 to 70 percent of its revenue. Booze might be coming to a Taco Bell near you-but you won't be getting it through a drive thru window.