Saudi Arabia to Open Justice Ministry Jobs to Women, Legalizes Yoga

Less than two months after Saudi Arabia announced it would lift a decades-old ban on female drivers, the kingdom has legalized yoga, held its first women’s basketball tournament, and announced that it will allow Saudi women to work for the Ministry of Justice.

Indian Muslim students practice yoga ahead of International Yoga Day celebrations, at a school in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, June 17, 2017. International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Saudi in Rare Flogging of Prince: Report

Saudi Arabia has flogged a prince convicted in a criminal case, a newspaper reported Wednesday, two weeks after another was executed for murder in rare punishment of the country’s royalty.

An Indonesian Sharia police whips a man during a public caning ceremony outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, capital of Aceh province on September 18, 2015. Three women and 14 men arrested for sexual offenses and gambling were caned in front of the mosque in full view of the public …

WATCH: Saudi Teacher Filmed Smacking Student Around Classroom; Praised and Panned on Arabic Social Media

TEL AVIV – A Saudi teacher who was filmed physically abusing a student has been suspended, winning both sympathy and condemnation on Arabic social media. In the video that went viral the teacher is seen addressing his class at Jeddah’s Alfaysaliya school for gifted children. A student named Hassan then asks a question, and the teacher becomes angry and starts slapping him on his head and pushing him into a corner.

Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on June 19, 2010 at the end of 2009/10 school year.