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Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

23 June 2018, 5:19 PM

Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the conservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

22 June 2018, 5:40 AM

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

Preview: After opening thrashing, Saudi Arabia face feared Uruguay

19 June 2018, 10:34 PM

After shipping five goals against hosts Russia – the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and its star forward Luis Suarez.

World Cup TV rights complaint provokes new Gulf Arab row

16 June 2018, 9:05 AM

Soccer’s governing body FIFA on Friday accused television channel BeoutQ, which is widely available in Saudi Arabia, of illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup.

Muscovites elated with Russia 5-0 win

15 June 2018, 8:33 AM

Moscow residents took to the streets following the Russian national team’s 5-0 drubbing of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, ecstatic over the victory in the

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