In a Saudi First, a Woman Is Going to Head a Sports Federation

In a Saudi First, a Woman Is Going to Head a Sports Federation

  A princess has just been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in the latest of a string of such appointments in the Kingdom.   “Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan has become the first woman to lead a federation covering sporting activities for men and women,” the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, […]

Moudhi Al-Johani: The Saudi Women’s Rights Activist You Need to Know About

Moudhi Al-Johani: The Saudi Women’s Rights Activist You Need to Know About

  The video above documents the journey of Moudhi Al-Johani, a brave Saudi women’s rights activist. Moudhi started as an anonymous women’s rights activist, but after she managed to escape her country, she has come out to help other women -particularly Saudis.   “I cannot return to Saudi Arabia because I’ll either be arrested and be […]

11 Car Companies Celebrate Saudi Women in the Most Creative Way

11 Car Companies Celebrate Saudi Women in the Most Creative Way

The news of Saudi women being able to drive have been celebrated in all its shapes and forms. The change was announced in a royal decree that was read live on state television and in a simultaneous media event in Washington.   Saudi leaders hope that the new policy will help the economy by increasing women’s […]

Saudi Arabia Appoints Its First Ever Female Spokesperson

Saudi Arabia Appoints Its First Ever Female Spokesperson

For the first time ever, Fatimah Baeshen has just been appointed as the first female spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC.     Baeshan was a director at the Washington-based think tank Arabia Foundation. She joined after working with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh […]

Here’s How Political Figures Reacted to Saudi Women Being Able to Drive

Here’s How Political Figures Reacted to Saudi Women Being Able to Drive

King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree that will allow Saudi women to drive. The decree has ordered that a ministerial body to be set up to give advice within 30 days, and that the order will be implemented by June 2018.     To celebrate Tuesday’s decree, several Saudi women posted images on social media […]

How Saudi Women Reacted When They Found out They’ll Finally Be Able to Drive

How Saudi Women Reacted When They Found out They’ll Finally Be Able to Drive

by Marwa Khalifa

Even though the historic decision won’t take effect until June 2018, Saudi women on Twitter are celebrating after years of fighting for their right to drive.     Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a law that allows women to drive for the first time ever last night. It should be noted that Saudi Arabia was […]

This Saudi Woman Just Joined Bella Hadid as a Face for TAG Heuer

This Saudi Woman Just Joined Bella Hadid as a Face for TAG Heuer

Arab men have been turning heads, kicking butts and making huge headlines in the international community, but it’s not just about the boys anymore, because Arab women are slaying it just as well — if not more.     Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman and the youngest Arab to conquer Mount Everest and the […]

VIDEO: Trance Music Flooded the Streets of Saudi Arabia for Saudi National Day

VIDEO: Trance Music Flooded the Streets of Saudi Arabia for Saudi National Day

  For the first time in the streets of one of the most conservative countries in the world, trance music was played to celebrate Saudi National Day.     In celebration of the country’s 87th National Day which happened last Saturday, all roads in the capital and other important cities have been covered with green […]

Saudi Arabia Thwarts Daesh Plot Against Defense Ministry

Saudi Arabia Thwarts Daesh Plot Against Defense Ministry

Saudi Arabia has just broken up a Daesh plot to use a suicide bomb against Defense Ministry offices, while separately dismantling an alleged spy ring — according to Khaleej Times.     The dual announcements show the security challenges facing the kingdom that is now fighting its war in Yemen, and embroiled in a diplomatic […]

Astronaut Captures a Photograph of Mecca Literally Shining from Space

Astronaut Captures a Photograph of Mecca Literally Shining from Space

Russian astronaut, Sergey Ryazanskiy, recently shared some amazing images of the Grand Mosque in Mecca taken from space, and they literally look out of this world.   A post shared by Sergey Ryazanskiy (@sergeyiss) on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:49pm PDT   He captioned the post: “The holiest place in the Islamic world. #Mecca is […]

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