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Rebellious fashion: Saudi women embrace sports abayas

18 April 2018, 6:34 AM

Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal.

Saudi women celebrate Women’s Day with a jog in Jeddah

8 March 2018, 9:23 PM

Paying no heed to bemused onlookers, a group of women in the Saudi city of Jeddah marked International Women’s Day on Thursday by exercising one of their newly acquired freedoms: the right to go for a jog. Saudi women have had a momentous year as the young, reform-minded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman lifted a […]

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