Saudi Arabia cancels charity gig by Egyptian pop star
Saudi authorities on Sunday cancelled a charity concert by Egyptian pop sensation Sherine Abdel Wahab, which had been hailed as a boon for the entertainment industry in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
10 die in carpentry workshop fire
A fire at a carpentry workshop in the Saudi capital has left 10 people dead and three others injured, the kingdom's civil defence said Sunday.
Saudi woman booked for driving before lifting of ban
Saudi police have penalised a woman filmed driving a car, a spokesman said Monday, warning against violations of a ban on female drivers set to be lifted next June.
UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was Thursday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.
'Battle of the sexes': Saudi men react to women driving
With many carrots and some sticks, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia seeks to tackle entrenched male attitudes towards women drivers before millions take the wheel, many for the first time, next June.
Optimism as Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers
The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that’s cast an unflattering light on the country’s treatment of women.
Saudi Arabia now allows women to drive
Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would allow women to drive, the last country in the world to do so, sparking euphoria and disbelief among activists in the ultra-conservative kingdom, where social restrictions are increasingly being loosened. The longstanding driving ban was seen internationally as a symbol of repression of women in the Gulf kingdom and…
Governors mark Saudi Arabia national day in Kano
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State and his Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi and Zamfara states counterparts all gathered in Kano, where they congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and its leadership for the celebrations.