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Saudi king gives women right to vote

Saudi King Abdullah announced on Sunday he was giving women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the only public polls in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

He also announced that wome

Saudi prince's wife denies Spain rape allegations

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The wife of billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal denied on Saturday claims her husband raped a model on a yacht in Spain in 2008, saying she was with him in France when the alleged crime took p

Women defy driving ban in Saudi Arabia

A number of Saudi women drove cars on Friday in response to calls for nationwide action to break a traditional ban unique to the ultra-conservative kingdom, according to reports on social networks.

Saudi women to break driving ban en masse

Unfazed by fear of being arrested, Saudi female activists are preparing to protest traditional ban on women driving by getting behind the wheel, despite stern warnings.

Their Facebook campaign, dubbe

Surgery on Yemen's Saleh successful: Saudi official


Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an explosion at his Sanaa compound on Friday, underwent two surgical operations 'with success' in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, an official told the media.

Saudi king fine, starting post-op therapy: health minister

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is in good shape and has begun physical therapy following his operation for a herniated disc, health minister Abdullah al-Rabeeah has said.

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