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In a first, Saudi women watch soccer match at a stadium in Jeddah

Saudi women enter stadium for first time to watch soccer

For the first time, women in Saudi Arabia entered a sports stadium to watch a soccer match between two local teams in Jeddah.However, the women were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section" at ... Business Standard, 1 month ago

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theatre, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.
 Reuters1 month ago

Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.
 Reuters1 month ago
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Saudi nod for India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route: Naqvi

The practice of ferrying Haj pilgrims between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways existed earlier too, but was stopped from 1995 Press Trust of India | New Delhi Last Updated at January 8, 2018 17:55 IST Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin ...
 Business Standard1 month ago Saudi Arabia okays India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route  Deccan Herald1 month ago

Saudi women make history, attend a football match

Riyadh: Saudi women made a new history on Friday by attended the Saudi professional League game in Jeddah, an activity that was limited to men for decades. The Saudi government allowed women to observe the game with other family members at the King Abdullah ...
 Sify1 month ago Saudi women attend a football match  Business Standard1 month ago Saudi women beyond the wheel!  The Financial Chronicle2 months ago

Building world's tallest tower going ahead after Saudi corruption purge

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Construction of the world's tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is going ahead, the head of the consortium behind the $1.5 billion project said, despite the detention of some businessmen backing the plan in Saudi Arabia's crackdown ...
 Reuters2 weeks ago INTERVIEW: Building world's tallest tower going ahead after Saudi corruption purge  Reuters2 weeks ago

PIL in Delhi HC to set up independent body for Haj pilgrims

A PIL seeking an independent Muslim body to look into the arrangements for Haj pilgrims and quashing of the government-controlled Haj Committee has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The plea referred to a recent notification of the Centre, scrapping the ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago Muslim bodies demand competitive bidding for Haj travel  Prokerala1 month ago Why Muslims are not mourning withdrawal of Haj subsidy  Sify1 month ago

NIA detains key accused in forced conversion of woman

A man accused of forcing a Gujarat-based woman to convert and attempting to sell her off to Islamic State terrorists in Syria has been taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency, an official of the agency said today."Muhammed Riyaz Rasheed was intercepted at the Chennai airport on his arrival from Jeddah and we are examining him at Chennai," the official said in Kochi.The development comes days after the NIA said it has registered a case against nine people hailing from Kerala and ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago NIA books 9 for forcible conversion of woman, bid to sell her off to IS  Rediff.com3 weeks ago Plot to sell converted Kerala woman to IS: 2 held  Deccan Herald1 month ago

Most Muslims favour ban on bad tradition of triple talaq:Naqvi

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said majority of Muslims were in the favour of banning the practice of triple talaq. "Triple talaq is un-Islamic and is a bad tradition. We want the empowerment of women. It (banning talaq-e-biddat) is ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

New Haj policy panel head suggests removing age bar on women

The head of the committee that framed a new Haj policy has said the government should allow women below 45 years of age to go on Haj without a "Mehram".Afzal Amanullah said it had suggested to the government that the age limit on women travelling without ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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