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 Gym for women opened in Saudi Arabia

Gym for women opened in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, president of the Community Sports Union, has opened the newest Studio 5 gym in Jeddah, which is based on electronic registration and scheduling sport sessions. The …

 Saudi Arabia to let women drive

Saudi Arabia to let women drive

Saudi Arabia announced that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take effect in June 2018, was …

Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

Hundreds of Turkish women marched in the country's biggest city Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively, Reuters reported. The march, dubbed …

 Woman who walked in short skirt arrested in Saudi Arabia

Woman who walked in short skirt arrested in Saudi Arabia

A model who was seen wearing a short skirt and crop top in a small Saudi Arabian town has been arrested. The model, named only as 'Khulood', sparked controversy on social media after she shared a video on Snapchat walking …

Saudi officials say more professions should be open to women

Saudi officials say more professions should be open to women

A senior Saudi cleric and a health ministry official said women should be allowed to work as paramedics and opticians, Reuters reported citing Saudi newspapers reported. It's part of a push to relax strict labor codes in the …

 Women may become part of Turkish army

Women may become part of Turkish army

Women aged between 20 and 46 years old may begin to serve in the Turkish army. The Turkish Defense Ministry is working on the corresponding bill. Turkish citizens can pay 18 thousand Turkish liras to be exempted from the mandatory …

Marzieh Afham becomes first female ambassador of Iran

Marzieh Afham becomes first female ambassador of Iran

Marzieh Afham, who previously was the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, has been appointed as the ambassador of Iran to Malaysia, thus becoming the first-ever woman to hold such a high position. …

30,000 Iranian women recruited by police

30,000 Iranian women recruited by police

Iranian police have recruited 30,000 women to ensure monitoring and check-ups at the country’s border checkpoints. The recruitment of new police officers comes with regard to the increasing number of pilgrims traveling from …