Restrictions on the kind of work women can do in Saudi Arabia are being eased. Women are only allowed to drive as of this month. And already some want to become taxi drivers. The pace of change has suddenly accelerated.
Two Saudi Arabian women who fled their families to Georgia this week have been offered help by authorities. The sisters are the latest in a stream of women using Twitter to escape the Saudi male guardianship system.
Saudi Arabia has arrested eight people this week in an attempt to silence supporters of women's rights advocates on trial in the kingdom. They are the first arrests since the killing of Jamal Khashoggi last October.
Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud replaces the brother of Crowned Prince Mohammed Bin Salman as the Saudi ambassador to the US. Her appointment comes as the kingdom is becoming more progressive on women's rights.
The trial of 11 women's rights activists in Riyadh has drawn sharp criticism from Western countries. Some of the women have said they were tortured and sexually abused during interrogation.
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