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Education at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s progress

  • Education has always been at the heart of progress in Saudi Arabia and, as we celebrate Saudi National Day, it is important to remember, appreciate and be proud of what has been achieved in a short period of time, but also to anticipate and prepare for future challenges and developments. We h...
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We need to make constructive dialogue a way of life

  • Saudi Arabia celebrated New Year’s Eve with grand fireworks, music, high-tech displays and a countdown. It was only the second time in the Kingdom’s history that it had celebrated the Gregorian calendar’s new year — 2019 was the first time ever that Riyadh had joined the world’s celebrations. ...
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There is still hope of saving Afghanistan

  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, representing the Muslim world, sent strong messages on Afghanistan last Sunday. At the initiative of Saudi Arabia and hosted by Pakistan - two key countries concerned with the situation in Afghanistan - the OIC held the largest international conference t...
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For young Saudis, a ‘good job’ is the key to the future

  • The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies recently released a research paper on attitude and perceptions among Saudi youth regarding employment priorities and what is considered a good job. It was interesting to read the findings, which seemed to confirm some opinions regarding Sa...
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Another milestone for women’s rights

  • Saudi Arabia has achieved another milestone for women’s rights. Only a year after the historic decision to allow them to drive, it was announced on Friday that women will be allowed to travel abroad and obtain a passport without requiring permission from a male guardian, thus bringing down anot...
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Successful first Jeddah Season only the beginning

  • Jeddah is reborn as a tourist destination. Jeddah Season has succeeded in bringing attention to the city nationally and internationally. But, in order to put it firmly on the tourism world map, attention should be given to developing the city’s infrastructure, facilities and long-term planning....
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Women’s confidence soaring thanks to their empowerment

  • I still pinch myself when I’m driving to work that this is not a dream. I look around me to confirm that I am actually driving in Jeddah and not in a city in another country. A year after the historic decision to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia, it still feels new and exciting. For most ...
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A historic day for every Saudi woman

  • It is finally here after years of debate, argument, refusal, campaigns. It feels surreal. What an exciting day! Women can start driving cars and other vehicles with a Saudi driving license issued by the Saudi traffic authorities. Women started applying for a license or signing up for driving ...
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Saudi Arabia and the Vatican preach message of peace and tolerance

  • There is no doubt the meeting between King Salman and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, in Riyadh last week was historic. Although the late King Abdullah held a groundbreaking meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 — the first time a Sa...
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Saudi women are winning the battle for rights

  • The year 2017 was definitely the year of empowering Saudi women. With long-awaited bold decrees — such as allowing women to drive, introducing sports in girls’ schools and even allowing women to attend soccer games and join the military, among other jobs that were previously off-limits — there is...
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