Women law graduates to get lawyer licenses

Updated 10 October 2012

Women law graduates to get lawyer licenses

Official approval to license women lawyers has been issued following several discussions at the Board of Experts including several justice authorities.
As there was a proposal to limit their license to civil affairs, it was decided the license to practice the profession is to be granted to them without limitations as women used to practice legal defense at courts –- a woman can legally delegate another to speak on behalf of her just like lawyers — as approved by Sharia.
The difference now is that law graduates will have a license to practice law.


King Salman meets GCC leaders for 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

Updated 2 min 16 sec ago

King Salman meets GCC leaders for 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

  • Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues

RIYADH: GCC leaders arrived in Riyadh Tuesday for a summit that will focus on improving integration between Gulf countries.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting will be chaired by King Salman, who met the representatives from each country as they landed.

GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani said Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues to enhance the process of cooperation and integration among member states in various political, defense, security, economic and social fields.

They will also review regional and international political developments, security conditions in the region, and their implications for the security and stability of the GCC countries.

Among the topics on the agenda is the war in Yemen and Iran’s interference in regional affairs.