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Saudi Arabia: Shoura Council rejects proposal to ease Saudi marriages to foreigners
The Shoura Council yesterday rejected a recommendation to simplify regulations governing Saudis marrying non-Saudis.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s All-Girl Rock Band
Who says Saudi girls can’t rock? Four of them recently struck hammer to the anvil to forge The Accolade, an all-girl rock band. The band’s name comes from an Edmund Leighton painting of a princess knitting herself a warrior.
Arabie Saoudite: L'islamofasciste Qotb retiré des bibliothèques scolaires
Sayyed Qotb qui sert de référence aux djihadistes d’Al-Qaïda censuré.
Arabie saoudite: Une fille de 8 ans demande le divorce, le juge réfléchit
Alors qu'elle s'apprête à entamer sa 4e année à l'école primaire, elle a été mariée par son père à un quinquagénaire qui refuse d'invalider l'acte.
Saudi Arabia: New Body to Monitor Domestic Violence in Saudi Arabia
The Committee of Social Protection has launched a drive to create awareness among health workers about domestic violence and child abuse.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Human Rights Commission Seeks End to Child Marriages
The Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) has called on government agencies to take necessary steps to end the practice of child marriages by adopting a clear and unambiguous position on such weddings.
Saudi Arabia: Can women become muftis?
A debate is opening up in Saudi Arabia as to whether or not women can become muftis, following a recent announcement made by the Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badr Al Din Hassoun.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi man 'wins' 10-yr-old bride; marriage postponed
The marriage between a 60-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl he 'won' in a bet has been postponed after protests from human rights groups.
Saudi Arabia: Call for Legislation to Stop Saudi Child Marriages
"There are no laws defining the minimum age for marriage. Although a woman’s consent is legally required, some marriage officials do not seek it."
Saudi Arabia: Women can issue fatwas and be muftis, says senior Sheikh
A senior member of the Board of Senior Ulemas has said women are allowed to join the board in order to break the monopoly held by men.
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