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Newly minted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman apparently goes in for cosmetics.
The ultraconservative kingdom is the only country in the world to have until now forbidden women from driving, and it is common for foreign male chauffeurs, mostly from South Asia, to be employed to enable females to travel.
The delay is due, according to The New York Times, to various bureaucratic gaps that would make it hard for women to obtain licenses or learn how to drive.
"We received this with lots of delight; it is a very symbolic step by Saudi Arabia toward strengthening the rights of women in the country", Mohammad Naciri, Regional Director for Arab States at UN Women, said.
Salman's decision faced a backlash from the conservative religious establishment, many of whom took to Twitter to complain of a perceived decline in morality and the corruption of women. Females are also subject to strict dress codes and gender segregation. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabiabanned women from driving.
Saudi Arabia will use the "preparatory period" until June to expand licensing facilities and develop the infrastructure to accommodate millions of new motorists, state media said.
Here are twelve things that women still can't do, but men can, in the country. Way beyond the right to drive, the guardianship system must be abolished if Saudi women are indeed going to be in the drivers seat.
One Saudi woman tweeted a picture of three women in a convertible going shopping, with the message: "Us soon".
One of them even claimed that driving harmed women's ovaries.
The ambassador, however, said the decision to let women drive wasn't put into effect at the request of the U.S. and that the issue did not come up for discussion during President Donald Trump's recent visit to the kingdom.
However, energy consultancy FGE estimated a 10 percent increase in Saudi driving activity due to women would add 60,000 barrels per day to domestic gasoline demand. That means they will no longer send money back to their families, strengthening Saudi Arabia's balance of payments but reducing incomes in their home countries. "We will continue to support Saudi Arabia in its to efforts to strengthen Saudi society and the economy through reforms like this and the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030".
As part of this plan, the kingdom has seen incremental steps over the past few years to relax some of its restrictions on women, such as including women in the Olympics team, expanding employment options for women, limited participation in local elections, and introducing physical education to girls in schools. Many also made fun of conservatives who had for long favoured the ban on women driving.
According to the royal statement, the decree will be "effective immediately" but will take months to roll out as a committee of ministers has been set up to look into the implementation process, which is said to take actual effect in June 2018. "As far as I remember, Sharia scholars have said it was haram (forbidden) for women to drive".
He said Moore and odd were "both good men". "If his opponent wins, I'm going to be here campaigning like hell for him". McConnell has strongly supported unusual , viewing him as a reliable vote to further the party's legislative agenda.
Additionally, numerous new iOS features are geared towards the iPad, and making it more of a laptop replacement. Apple advises users to access iTunes via trusted computers and then connect their devices to the computers.
USA crude futures were down 1 cent at $49.90 per barrel, within sight of Thursday's almost four-month high of $50.50. Building permits rose by 5.7% to a rate of 1.3 million, slightly higher than an expected 1.22 million.
ABC affiliate WFTS reported that the photo is an image from a Snapchat account belonging to one of the employees. The images caused an outpouring of rage on social media, with the nurses branded "cruel" and "disgusting".
Maybe that's not at all warranted considering it's still early days, but the mistakes continues to pile up and cost us dearly. Philippe Coutinho could also be given more match time , whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could start in central midfield.
And before the news King Salman was scrapping the ban on driving, he ordered workplaces to provide transport for female workers. Although there have been changes, life is still very different for women in Saudi Arabia compared to other parts of the world.
One of two airports serving the country is out of action; the other is expected to be working in the coming days. Tropical storm watches are in place for portions of the eastern coast of the U.S. stretching between DE and MA .
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement the president was carrying out his duty to protect the American people. Restrictions may be removed from countries if they meet a new set of minimum standards, according to the New York Times .
A South Korean expert said the quake could have been caused by geological stress created from the recent nuclear explosion. The locations are around 50 kilometers away (more than 30 miles) from the site of previous nuclear tests, the group said.
The biggest percentage gain was the telecom services sector's.SPLRCL 2.3 percent jump on merger and acquisition speculation. Tesla was down 1.86 percent after Jefferies started coverage of the electric vehicle maker's stock with "underperform".
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Jokowi to hand over Rp 7.1b to Mount Agung evacuees
A significant eruption would force the closure of Bali's global airport, stranding thousands. "It's obviously an bad thing". Sitting on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire , Indonesia has almost 130 active volcanoes , more than any other country.
Markets close with marginal losses; auto stocks top laggards
After resuming higher, the Sensex slipped into the red, before settling down 1.86 points, or 0.01 per cent, at 32,400.51. Sun Pharma , Hindustan Unilever, PowerGrid and ICICI Bank were also on the losing side, falling by up to 1.96 per cent.
Beer and margaritas coming to some Taco Bell locations
Taco Bell's chief operating officer credits millennials' moving into downtown areas helping to revitalize urban areas. And that certainly rings true as this isn't the first time Taco Bell has attempted to revolutionize its brand.
Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Dominicana
And as we saw with Hurricane Harvey, even a downgraded hurricane or tropical storm can cause massive destruction and chaos. Central and southern Leeward Islands could see as much as 20 inches of rain, according to the National Hurricane Center .
Clemson climbs to No 2 in AP poll rankings
Also new to the top 25 are San Diego State , Utah and OR which are ranked 22nd, 23rd and 24th, respectively. Losses by LSU to Mississippi State and Louisville dropped those teams to 19th and 20th this week.
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