In Saudi Arabia, activists say more than 60 women got behind the wheel in a show of defiance against the kingdom's ban on women drivers. If that's accurate, this year's campaign is the most successful effort yet.
A joint Turkish-Saudi team of inspectors searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing nearly two weeks ago. Investigators spent more than eight hours inside the premises.
Riyadh has also recalled its ambassador and suspended new trade and investment with Canada. The move comes after Canada urged the kingdom to release arrested civil rights activists.
Saudi officials have arrested two award-winning women's rights activists, who have been campaigning for years to end the male guardianship system in the Islamic kingdom. This comes despite Riyadh's recent social reforms.
Rights groups have called on Saudi authorities to release all activists arrested for campaigning for women's rights. The kingdom's reforms have come under fire for not doing enough to protect activists.
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