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The recent historic decree allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia could add up to $90 bln to the kingdom’s economic output by 2030.

A Bloomberg Economics report has suggested that the recent historic decree allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia could add up to $90 bln to the kingdom’s economic output by 2030. The report added that the decree which came into effect on June 24 could help Saudi Arabia gain as much income as selling shares in Saudi Aramco ...


Saudi Women Applying For Driving License, 2018

More than 120,000 women have applied for licenses and the demand is very high, Ministry of Interior spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said in Riyadh on Sunday at a joint press conference with Director General of the Traffic Department Maj. Gen. Muhammad Al-Bassami. A total of 40 female road inspectors will commence their duties in the coming ...


Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday

RIYADH (Reuters) - Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. “It’s a beautiful day,” businesswoman Samah al-Qusaibi said as she cruised around the eastern city of ...


The Saudi Food and Drug Administration has temporarily banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from the Indian state of Kerala

The Saudi Food and Drug Administration has temporarily banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from the Indian state of Kerala from Sunday. The agency said in a statement that the ban was based on reports from the World Health Organization sparking concerns over the deadly Nipah virus in India. The UAE has also banned imports ...