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Saudi Arabia has long been the only country in the world that legally bars women from driving. But now, that’s about to change. On September 26th, Saudi King Salman ended an internationally-criticized conservative tradition when he issued a decree allowing […]

Saudi Arabian scholars have published their research findings that allowing women to drive automobiles leads to sexual promiscuity. The desert kingdom is the only country in the world that denies females driver’s licenses. Saudi police recently arrested a number of […]

Saudi Arabia’s religious police have arrested a South American soccer star in a shopping mall in the Saudi capital for failing to cover up his tattoo of Jesus. Juan Pablo Pino, 24, who plays for the An-Nasr professional team was […]

Today a Saudi Arabian woman who defied the local religious police was convicted and sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car. Shaima Ghassaniya was found guilty of driving without the government’s permission. The ruling came just two days after […]

The lawyer of a Saudi schoolteacher accused of raping 13 underage girls has called for dropping 11 out of 13 charges against his client and asked for the case to be heard quickly. “My client is innocent of all the […]

Two Indian Christians of a thriving Pentecostal house church in Saudi Arabia are back in their home country after being unexpectedly released from a Saudi prison, a church official has confirmed. Vasantha Sekhar Vara, 28, and Nese Yohan, 31, members of Riyadh’s “Rejoice […]