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Date Set for Saudi Arabia to Lift Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi women, start your engines. The General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday that female drivers will be allowed the freedom of the road in the deeply conservative kingdom from June 24.

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Saudi Journalist: Kingdom’s Law Against Wife-Beating Supersedes Islamic Law

TEL AVIV – In response to a Saudi Arabian Muslim cleric’s now infamous sermon claiming that Islamic law permits men to beat their wives, a columnist for the country’s daily Okaz slammed the idea, saying that state law supersedes Sharia law and female victims of domestic violence must not be afraid to speak out.