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Saudi religious police lift ban on women on bicycles

Women in Saudi Arabia have been assured they can enjoy the spring air by riding bicycles, providing they adhere to modest dress codes and are in the presence of a male guardian.

Saudi petition urges debate on female driving prohibition

Around 3,000 Saudis have put forth a petition to the Shura Consultative Council calling for debate on the status of the prohibition on women being permitted to drive.

Saudi women monitored by electronic tracker

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia authorities have introduced an electronic tracking system that alerts husbands and male guardians when a woman attempts to leave the country.

Saudi Arabia to allow women to compete in Olympics

Saudi Arabia has reversed its decision banning Saudi women from competing in the London Olympics. The Saudi Embassy in London announced that women will be allowed to participate in the Olympics for the first time.

Saudi women who refused to unveil barred from entering France

Three women from Saudi Arabia were barred from entering France when they refused to remove their face veils at Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday.

Saudi reneges on allowing women to participate in Olympics

Riyad - Saudi Arabia has reneged on an agreement to allow women to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games, barely before the ink had time to dry on the paperwork.

Saudi to allow women into sports stadiums from 2014

Jeddah - Currently sporting events exclude women in Saudi Arabia from joining fans in male only venues. Saudi officials have announced that the new sports stadium due to be completed in Jeddah, in 2014, will admit women.

Saudi women with 'sexy eyes' will have to cover them up in public

Riyadh - Saudi women with "sexy eyes" will soon have to cover them up in public. The government of Saudi Arabia has decided that its men would do better without the "tempting eyes" of attractive Saudi women in public places.

Saudi women given right to vote by King Abdullah

In a historic announcement made on Sunday, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia declared that women will be allowed the right to vote and to participate in municipal elections.

Op-Ed: No 'Spring' For Saudi Women

In the midst of the Arab awakening, women fighting oppression—in Saudi or any other Muslim nation—is doomed to fade away into a dark night.

Woman jailed for driving in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian woman was recently detained for defying Saudi Arabia's law prohibiting women from driving and for launching a campaign against driving ban for women in the Kingdom.

A Woman's Inheritance: When Protectors Become Abusers

Men are supposed to 'protect' their wards interests but they end up abusing them by denying them their rightful inheritance and much more.

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