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Saudi Arabia to let women into sports stadiums

(CNN)Saudi Arabia is starting to ease restrictions on women spectators in sports stadiums. The change is the latest to give women more freedom following a historic decree in September allowing them to drive. The conservative kingdom adheres to some of the strictest interpretations of Sunni Islam in the world. Under its guardianship system, women cannot […]

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Women in Saudi Arabia still can’t do these things

(CNN)In a first for the conservative religious kingdom, Saudi Arabia has declared that women will finally be able to drive, the culmination of years of activism and appeals both from within and outside the Gulf nation. The 2016 Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum ranked the kingdom 141 out of 144 countries […]

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ISIS brides flee caliphate as noose tightens on terror group

Ain Issa, Syria (CNN)They tell stories that their lives depend upon. All insist they were shocked and appalled when they learned what ISIS was really like. They are the former brides of ISIS fighters — once lured into living in the so-called caliphate — now stuck between the militants’ crumbling stronghold and home countries that […]

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