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Saudi air defenses intercept 2 missiles above Saudi capital — state media

  • Saudi air defenses intercepted two missiles over Riyadh that had been fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels
  • The Iran-backed rebels’ news outlet Al-Masirah said missiles had struck the Saudi defense ministry and other sites in the capital
By Arab News ·

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

  • They start their engines and hit the roads throughout the Kingdom
  • End of driving ban is crowning achievement so far of Saudi Vision 2030
By Deema Al Khudair - & - ZIYAD ALARFAJ ·

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Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior has received more than 120,000 applications for driving licenses so far

  • Six specialized driving schools have been issued licenses to train women in driving in five cities across the Kingdom.
  • Twenty-two centers have been opened in 22 cities and governorates to exchange foreign driving licenses for local ones for Saudi female citizens and residents.
By Hanan Alnufaie ·

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Women welcomed to Saudi roads

  • This historic decision will positively impact not only the lives of individuals but also on the future of businesses within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Businesses such as spas, cafés, hotels and restaurants were offering something in return for Saudi women showing their licenses
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR - HUSSAM AL-MAYMAN - Noor Al-Nugali - Ghazanfar Ali Khan ·

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Erdogan declares victory in Turkish presidential election

  • Erdogan has just under 53 percent in the presidential poll while Ince, of the secular Republican People’s Party (CHP), was on 31 percent, state-run Anadolu news agency said, based on a 96 percent vote count
  • The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was polling 11 percent, well over the 10 percent minimum threshold needed to win 46 seats, which would make it the second largest opposition party in the new chamber
By Reuters ·

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86 people killed in central Nigeria violence: police

  • Analysts believe it could become Nigeria’s biggest security concern, eclipsing Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency that has left at least 20,000 dead since 2009
  • The violence — fueled by ethnic, religious and political allegiances — has killed thousands over several decades
By AFP ·

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Ramadel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and Yerry Mina star as stylish Colombia break Polish hearts

  • The disappointing Poland became the first European side eliminated from the tournament
  • The South Americans’ bid for a place in the last 16 will be determined by the results from their final game with Senegal
By AFP ·

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Social media abuzz with celebratory posts

  • In an apparent dig at those who used to oppose women driving in the past, the former imam of Makkah’s Grand Mosque, Adel Al-Kalbani, tweeted: “Aren’t those who said ‘women won’t drive” cute?’”
  • Lebanese model and actress Nadine Njeim shared a touching video congratulating Saudi women. She encouraged them to continue being role models in leadership roles as well.
By Aseel Basharaheel ·