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Role of women in Saudi takes a big leap

One fifth of the new Shura Council are women.

February 20, 2013 9:55
 

Qatar to hold first legislative polls in 2013

First legislative polls planned for 2nd half of 2013; Qatar has backed Arab Spring, especially Libya uprising; Current assembly members all appointed

November 2, 2011 12:05
 
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