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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: 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: 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: 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.
Saudia Arabia: Saudi King Opens Inter-Faith Conference With Appeal for Dialogue
200 Religious Leaders to Attend Madrid Interfaith Conference
Arabie saoudite: Une conférence saoudienne sur le dialogue inter-religieux
L'Arabie Saoudite organise à partir de mercredi et pour trois jours à Madrid une conférence internationale pour promouvoir le dialogue entre les religions avec une session inaugurale présidée par le roi Abdallah, ont annoncé lundi les organisateurs.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Council to discuss children of non-Saudi mothers
Saudi children born to non-Saudi mothers abroad are facing an "identity crisis," as they are unable to obtain the required documents to ensure their eligibility for Saudi nationality.
Saudi Arabia: First women-only hotel
"Some say it's a sanctuary for business women. Others see it as another sign of gender segregation in a male-dominated society."
Saudi Arabia: Young woman married at 10 years old must pay for divorce
A 23 year old woman, forced to marry at ten in Saudi Arabia, was ordered to pay the equivalent of 16,750 euros to obtain a divorce from her husband, according to Saudi daily al-Watan.
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