Women are voting today for the first time in Saudi Arabia's history. They're casting their ballots for local municipal councils. And they're running as candidates themselves. 900 women are competing for a seat along with 6.000 men.
State-run schools in the kingdom are now set to begin offering the courses for girls later this year. It is part of a liberalization process in the conservative Islamic country and a response to growing rates of obesity.
The chancellor spent an hour on Wednesday answering questions from four social-media stars. DW watched the event with three first-time German voters. So, did the chancellor make the grade when talking to young people?
Saudi police have released a woman from custody who was filmed wearing a miniskirt at an historic site. The case had caused uproar in the conservative Islamic nation.
Following the August 8 presidential election in Kenya, one child was shot dead by a stray bullet while playing on the balcony of her home in Mathare. In Kisumu a baby is in intensive care.
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