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Trump Pressures Saudi Arabia to Increase Oil Production

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The president tweeted that Saudi Arabia might raise production by up to two million barrels a day. Oil prices have been rising amid worries about declining Iranian oil exports. Source: NYT > [...]
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Saudi Women Can Now Drive. Overcoming Beliefs on Gender Will Be Harder.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Poor road conditions and a lack of money are also among the reasons not all Saudi women are taking advantage of their new freedom to drive. Source: NYT > World
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A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hessah Alajaji could finally do something so normal that women across the world take it for granted: She could get a meal on her own. Source: NYT > World
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For Saudi Women, Challenges Go Far Beyond Driving

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] As a ban gets lifted, Saudi women tell us about how their lives have changed — and the obstacles that remain. Source: NYT > World
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Free to Drive, Saudi Women Still Must Take a Back Seat to Men

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Despite some changes in Saudi society, a restrictive guardianship system means that women remain dependents of male relatives their whole lives. Source: NYT > World
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Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, Harvard: Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour

3 months ago | 0 comment
Mr. Aron spoke this week in a reception area of the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, as attendees of a Saudi conference on the entertainment business ate from a spread of Middle Eastern dishes — lamb kebabs, hummus, tabbouleh. They were [...]
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Did Saudi Prince Torture A Guy On Jared Kushner’s Info? This Is Not ‘Good’

4 months ago | 0 comment
Is this the picture on the Saudi prince’s nightstand? If not why not? (Orig. picture from Ivanka’s Instagram) Did we not JUST FINISH a story about the weirdo Saudi Arabian/Emirati angle of the Robert Mueller investigation? We did! What [...]
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Saudi Arabia Lightens Up, Building Entertainment Industry From Scratch

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A few years ago, there was little for women their age to do on the weekends, said Ms. Shogair and her friend. So they mostly gathered in homes or went to restaurants. When they did go out, the religious police hassled them even though [...]
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Saudi Crown Prince Likens Iran’s Supreme Leader to Hitler

4 months ago | 0 comment
One of his primary goals is to persuade Americans to invest in his reform plans, which aim to diversify the Saudi economy away from oil, increase the kingdom’s military self-sufficiency and raise its citizens’ quality of life. His [...]
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Basra Journal: Iraq and Saudi Arabia Come Together Just for Kicks

4 months ago | 0 comment
But the match was also a potent symbol of sports diplomacy, with the visitors from the region’s major Sunni Muslim power, Saudi Arabia, coming to Basra, a historic port city in Iraq’s Shiite Muslim heartland. For Iraqi fans, the warm [...]