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.
Saudi Arabia has committed to prosecuting those responsible for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. UN countries have questioned a Saudi delegation about the killing, and other human rights concerns.
Saudi Arabia's decision to execute an Indonesian domestic worker has triggered a diplomatic row between the two nations. The maid's case highlights the dangers faced by foreign workers in Saudi households.
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women driving. While the few women who have driver's licenses are thrilled about hitting the road, activists warned that the journey to full women's rights will be a long one.
Ahead of the lift of a decades-old ban on women driving, a group of women have received their driver's licenses. The ban is due to be lifted on June 24.
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