King Abdul Aziz University and traffic police to open joint women’s driving school

A Saudi woman talks during a training session for new female drivers, in Khobar City, in this October 10, 2017 photo. (AFP)
Updated 09 November 2017
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King Abdul Aziz University and traffic police to open joint women’s driving school

RIYADH: The General Department of Traffic and King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah on Wednesday agreed to establish a women-only vehicle driving school on the KAU campus.

The school is set to provide driving lessons in accordance with international standards and the royal decree allowing women to drive starting 10/10/1439 H.

This came during a meeting between the rector of KAU, Abdul Rahman Al-Youbi, and the director of the General Department of Traffic, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Al-Bassami, at the university.


Move to release Saudi prisoners in Taif applauded

Justice minister Walid Al-Samaan has praised King Salman for his directive to release all prisoners in Taif. (SPA)
Updated 44 min ago
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Move to release Saudi prisoners in Taif applauded

  • The justice ministry started receiving requests for the implementation of the unified housing lease in the execution courts

TAIF: The Saudi Justice Minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaan, has praised King Salman for his directive to release all prisoners in Taif who are insolvent in financial cases and not involved in criminal offenses.
The directive came after a visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the region.
The Justice Ministry aims to study and make suggestions and initiatives that would ensure a high level of performance for the Kingdom’s judiciary.
Separately, the ministry started receiving requests for the implementation of the unified housing lease in the execution courts as an executive bond through the “unified lease contract,” after linking electronically with the Ministry of Housing in July.
The step will contribute to reducing the flow of cases to the general courts, authorities said, adding that the real estate owners can now apply, through the “unified lease agreement,” which is registered in the electronic rental network, directly to the executive courts and departments, through the ministry’s portal, if the tenant does not pay the value of the rent when due.