Saudi Princess Nourah University to establish a women driving school

Updated 30 September 2017

Saudi Princess Nourah University to establish a women driving school

JEDDAH: Princess Nourah Bin Abdulrahman University announced on Saturday that they are ready to establish a driving school for women in cooperation with the relevant authorities. The university made the announcement on their twitter account, adding that their decision comes in line with the Royal directive to allow women to drive equally with their male peers in the Kingdom.

King Salman issued the decree last Tuesday, according to a royal court statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

“The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike,” the SPA said.

The decree orders the formation of a ministerial body to give advice on the practicalities of the edict within 30 days and to ensure the full implementation of the order by June 2018. 


Saudi Arabia and Palestinians agree to establish economic committee, joint business council

Updated 1 min 51 sec ago

Saudi Arabia and Palestinians agree to establish economic committee, joint business council

  • King Salman welcomed Abbas and his accompanying delegation to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with President Abbas on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to establish an economic committee and joint business council on Thursday, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

Crown Prince Mohammed's meeting with the Palestinian president came a day after King Salman met with him on Wednesday in the capital Riyadh.

The king welcomed Abbas and his accompanying delegation to Saudi Arabia, while the Palestinian president expressed his pleasure in visiting the Kingdom and meeting with the king.

King Salman also hosted a luncheon in honor of the president and his accompanying delegation.