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  • Saudis to Let Women Travel Without Male Permission, Newspaper Says

    Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...sion-okaz-says

    Saudis to Let Women Travel Without Male Permission, Newspaper Says
    By Vivian Nereim and Sarah Algethami
    August 1, 2019, 12:22 PM EDT Updated on August 1, 2019, 4:37 PM EDT

    Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without permission from a male guardian, ending a restriction that came under heavy international criticism and led some women to take extreme measures to flee the country, local media reported.

    Authorities have approved amendments to laws governing travel documents and civil status, allowing women over the age of 21 to obtain passports and leave the country without securing the consent of a guardian, Okaz newspaper reported on Thursday, without saying where it got the information. The English-language Arab News daily said King Salman Bin Abdulaziz approved the changes in a royal decree...
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