For the first time ever, a country which is notorious for its ultraconservative values has made an effort towards the relaxation of rules and regulations that have long suffocated a major chunk of its population.
The women in Saudi Arabia may not have permission to drive cars, but the government has now allowed women to ride motorbikes and bicycles. There are some restrictions though, some ifs and buts, which come along with the lifting of the ban.
A 90-year-old Saudi Arabian man is suing the family of his 15-year-old bride after she shut herself in her bedroom on their wedding night. She locked the door from the inside so that he could not enter. Two days later she fled to her parents’ home.
No need to worry for the sheikhs. Now they will be able to keep an electronic track of their cars as well as their wives! Isn’t technology just grand? It sure helps one sleep in peace at night, knowing all the prized possessions are in their rightful place!
London Olympics 2012 will be remembered by people not only for its record performances, fireworks and arrangements of opening and closing ceremonies or racial tweets. But also for some of its groundbreaking initiatives that will define the golden moments of the event.
Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the niece of Saudi Arabia’s ruler King Abdullah bin Abdulazizsays she is seeking political asylum in the UK as she fears persecution by members of her family and also some of Saudi Arabia’s authorities. Princess.
2012 has been the year of Saudi Royals indeed. Hardly a month has gone bye when they were not in the news. Princess Maha Al Sudairi made headlines recently trying to get away with millions of dollars worth of IOUs all over Paris.
Manal al-Sharif is a Saudi divorced mother of two. She is different from a majority of Saudi women because she believes in standing for her rights. In this instance the right to drive a car! Last year, she decided to take on the issue by posting on YouTube a video of herself driving the Saudi streets. Though al-Sharif was jailed for nine days and publicly shamed, she inspired a movement.
Watch: Where is Manal al Sharif?