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Saudi driving ban to be lifted 23, January 2008

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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It is official: the law banning women from driving in Saudi Arabia is to be lifted ‘by the end of the year,’ a government official has claimed. However, there are still issues to be resolved. Practicalities such as insurance, setting up schools for younger women to learn how to drive, not to mention the thorny question of whether women must, for safety reasons, remove the veil when driving, could still cause problems and delays in implementation.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/21/wsaudi121.xml.

Saudi laws relax…a bit 22, January 2008

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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If you are a single woman in Saudi Arabia, now you can go and stay in a hotel by yourself. Houra! Obviously, this is only if you have photo ID, which will then be shown to the police, but still, it is a start.