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The Council of Ministers has approved legislation that would allow Saudi women to vote and stand as candidates in upcoming municipal council elections.Women were not allowed to participate in the...
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Maltreated 13-year-old Filipino calls for help

A Filipino anti-human trafficking group has appealed for help to repatriate a 13-year-old Filipino who was allegedly maltreated by her employer in Riyadh.

OIC countries must work together against malaria

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) countries account for almost half of the 207 million cases of malaria registered every year, according to a new study released by Roll Back Malaria (RBM

Court jails women for exchanging profanities

Jeddah’s criminal court has sentenced two women to a 10-day jail term and 20 lashes for exchanging profanities on WhatsApp.

Embassy follows up on case of Filipino’s death

The Philippine Embassy is currently liaising with police in investigating the death of an overseas Filipino worker Michael Fuentes Villacojer in an apparent suicide.

Expat iftar parties ‘losing religious significance’

There are usually many iftar parties hosted by expatriates during Ramadan, but some believe these gatherings have lost their religious significance and are only used for self-promotion and entertainme

Female thief caught red-handed at Grand Mosque

A female pickpocket was caught at the Grand Mosque in Makkah with more than SR100,000 in cash, gold, mobile phones and women’s bags, an online paper reported.

Three arrested for raping 12-year-old child

Three people have been arrested for kidnapping and raping a minor, local media said.

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