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King overturns lashing for woman driver.

Maybe he was shamed into it, but – whatever the reason – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has come to the rescue of a woman sentenced to receive ten ‘lashes’ for driving a car. The Wednesday announcement came without any official … Continue reading

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Mixed messages for Saudi women.

A quip in this country about “women drivers” will get sideways looks at a minimum and a punch on the arm in some circles. In our politically-correct society, such comments are as frowned upon as “dumb blonde” jokes at a … Continue reading

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