Human rights

    • Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban on its women

      Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban on its women

      Saudi Arabia women are now allowed to travel abroad without approval from a male "guardian", the government has announced, ending a restriction that drew international censure and prompted extreme attempts to flee the kingdom. The decree announced on Friday comes after high-profile attempts by women to escape their guardians, despite a string of reforms including an historic decree last year that overturned the world's only ban on female motorists.

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