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Dozens of prominent activists have been held for months in Saudi Arabia without charge — and the spotlight on the Kingdom’s human rights r...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been leading a push for modernization — cracking down hard on anyone that stands in his way.
Saudi Arabia has lifted its decades-long rule barring women from driving. The country had been the only place in the world to enforce such a ban, which had been debated for decades. Women across the country celebrated their new freedom, getting behind the wheel for the first time since 1957.
Even without the ban on driving, women face a variety of barriers — both formal and informal — to participating in public life.