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Saudi women praying at Eid al-Adha in Riyadh on November 27, 2009/Stringer

Saudi Arabia Debates Whether Polygamy Is Solution to Rising Issue of Single Women

TEL AVIV – Saudi Arabia has recently become embroiled in a debate over the notion that polygamy could provide the solution to the problem of single women in the kingdom, with some proponents saying men should take three wives – a single woman, a widow, and a divorcee – thus alleviating the burden of spinsters on society.


Saudi Labor Ministry Publishes ‘Men-Only’ Professions List

JAFFA, Israel – The Saudi Ministry of Labor has published a list of professions from which women are banned. A ministry official told Al Arabiya Online that the list is meant to protect women’s rights and prevent them from practicing