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Reports: Saudi Banks Freeze 1,200 Accounts in Corruption Crackdown

TEL AVIV — Saudi Arabia’s central bank and other banks have frozen the accounts of 1200 companies and officials as a widespread crackdown against corruption at the highest levels of the kingdom’s leadership continues, reported the Saudi paper Okaz.

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Social Media Reacts to Saudi Parliament’s Rejection of Bill on Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia’s parliament on Monday struck down a bill to allow women to drive. The Shura Council, the kingdom’s legislative body voted against a proposal to instruct the Labor and Interior Ministries to look into the matter, 65 to 62. In order to gain approval, the bill had to secure 76 votes.

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