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Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani

Saudi Judo athlete to withdraw if Hijab is banned

Female participation in sports has long been a controversial issue in Saudi Arabia, where conservative Muslim clerics have said it is immodest and goes against women's nature

July 29, 2012 7:54
 
Asia wins Gold Olympics

Asia takes first Gold and headlines

The event was graced by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge who watched the 40 minute final and then presented the first medal at his last Games before he steps down from the role next year

July 29, 2012 9:41
 
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Two Saudi women is a nice gesture but not enough

Saudi Arabia threatened to withdraw from Olympics after the International judo Federation said that Saudi female competitor would have to fight without headscarf

July 29, 2012 9:10
 
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Saudi Arabia will enter women in London Olympics

Saudi Arabia will allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time ever in London this summer, the Islamic kingdom's London embassy said on its website.

June 26, 2012 10:49
 
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Saudi women renew calls to lift driving ban

A group of Saudi activists are calling on women to get behind the wheel next week in defiance of a ban on female drivers, reviving a campaign that petered out last year.

June 20, 2012 12:30
 
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UK envoy hopes Saudi woman will compete at Olympics

In April the head of the kingdom's sporting body said no female athletes would be part of Saudi Arabia's official Olympic team, but he left the door open to Saudi women participating in London independently

May 20, 2012 9:23
 
The Saudi Women Brain Drain

The Saudi Women Brain Drain

So much money is invested in the education of Saudi girls, yet the return on that investment is minimal. Why let the fruits of that investment grow in foreign soil asks Maha Akeel.

December 27, 2011 9:16
 
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
 

Some Saudi women challenge drive ban

Some women challenge ban, post accounts on internet; Activists called for day of driving.

June 21, 2011 3:47
 
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