Comment On Let Women Drive, Saudi King Urged

Let women drive, Saudi king urged

A leading women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia writes an open letter to King Abdullah, urging him to lift a ban on women drivers

Sections:  world   living   
  • Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan
    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
  • Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers
    The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
  • Iran president still a force even as his era endsIran president still a force even as his era ends
    When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
  • Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the transfer of advanced missile defense systems from Russia to Syria would be a "destabilizing" factor for Israel's security. More
  • U.S. believes Syria used chemicalsU.S. believes Syria used chemicals
    The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
  • Fruitless pursuit of Islamic ‘moderates’ - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
    ... declared in a headline, has now “(Enlisted) Saudi King in War of ... female genital mutilation is prevalent, where women can't drive, this is ...
    09/26/2014 - 9:30 am | View Link
  • UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 - UPI
    In 2011, Saudi Arabian King Abdullah granted women the right to vote and run for local office in future ... a bid for them to be allowed to drive.
    09/25/2014 - 3:34 pm | View Link
  • Journey on the path to progress continues - Arab News
    ... countries through the King Abdullah ... l Saudi women have brought international attention to their right to drive automobiles. l Saudi women ...
    09/25/2014 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • A Gem in the Ocean - Bangladesh Daily Star
    ... with frescoes of women believed to be apsaras resembling the king's ... The drive from Bandaranaike ... s recent push to increase Saudi ...
    09/25/2014 - 5:20 am | View Link
  • Kingdom asserts its position as global economic powerhouse - Arab News
    National Day marked with zeal and zest - Arab News
    09/23/2014 - 4:09 am | View Link
  • More
  • Saudi Officials Warn Women Not To Drive
    “I still want to fight for the right for women to drive in Saudi Arabia ... Some of those women were jailed, and the rest warned off. Later that year Saudi King Abdullah said women could vote in local elections, and appointed 30 women to the 150-member ...
    10/18/2014 - 2:13 am | View Link
  • Saudi women drive in protest
    Activist Aziza Youssef, a professor at King Saudi University, and another activist said protest ... “I just took a small loop,” she said. “I didn’t drive for a long way, but it was fine.” Al Sawyan’s husband and family waited at home and ...
    10/16/2014 - 7:23 pm | View Link
  • Saudi activists rev up women's right-to-drive campaign
    Activists in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday they are revving up a right-to-drive campaign using social media in the ... Hardline clerics protested when King Abdullah, in January last year, decided to give women a 20 percent quota in the previously all ...
    10/9/2014 - 9:40 pm | View Link
  • Saudi activists rev up women’s right-to-drive campaign
    Several Saudi women holding corporate CEO and other senior management positions were included in this year's Forbes list of 200 most powerful Arab women, but they cannot drive in their own ... Hardline clerics protested when King Abdullah, in January ...
    10/9/2014 - 4:30 am | View Link
  • Give Saudi women the right to drive
    When King Abdullah came to power in 2005, he said he believed that, "the day will come when women drive." That day might have arrived. Saudi Arabia issues warning to women drivers, protesters Saudi women launched the online "Women2Drive" campaign in 2011 ...
    10/24/2013 - 10:25 am | View Link
  • More
  • Women's rights in Saudi Arabia
    Politics portal Women's rights in Saudi Arabia are limited in comparison to many of its neighbors. The World Economic Forum 2013 Global Gender Gap Report ranked Saudi ...
    10/22/2014 - 12:48 pm | View Website
  • Saudi woman campaigns for right to drive
    And a Saudi woman is held after mounting an internet campaign to get more females driving A woman has been detained in Saudi Arabia for defying the ban on ...
    10/22/2014 - 10:25 am | View Website
  • Woman defies driving ban in Saudi Arabia; gets support ...
    An unidentified female defied Saudi Arabia's ban on driving by hopping behind the wheel. A video of her journey was posted by popular blogger Eman al ...
    10/21/2014 - 6:40 pm | View Website
  • Women to drive movement
    Saudi Arabia is unique in being the only country in the world where women are forbidden to drive motor vehicles. The women to drive movement is a campaign by Saudi ...
    10/20/2014 - 12:00 pm | View Website
  • Saudi Women Plan Protest Against Driving Ban
    Women will take the wheel on October 26 to protest a ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia. They could pay a severe penalty.
    10/25/2013 - 11:43 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More News