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A big ‘small step’ in Saudi

A big ‘small step’ in Saudi

Women's issues are in vogue in Saudi Arabia now. But while allowing women to vote heralds further changes, don't expect conservative cleric influence in governances to give way just yet.

September 27, 2011 2:33
 
Slowly but surely—How a king’s speech steers a nation

Slowly but surely—How a king’s speech steers a nation

Will Saudi’s Shura council welcoming women’s votes and elections permanently open the floodgates for women’s empowerment in the Kingdom or test the patience of the conservatives, asks Precious de Leon.

September 26, 2011 12:33
 
Saudi allows women right to vote

Saudi allows women right to vote

Saudi Arabia will allow women to stand for election and vote, the king announced on Sunday, in a significant policy shift in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

September 25, 2011 4:07