Middle East and North Africa

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women who wanted them Women in women being allowed into a sports stadium for the first time. It is the most significant change yet to a rigidly conservative social order in Saudi Arabia that has

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Irans president under pressure to appoint female ministers

Concerns raised that Hassan Rouhani may unveil all-male list of ministers in cabinet reshuffle as he prepares for second term Irans president, who is mulling a cabinet reshuffle before his swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, is under pressure to appoint female ministers. Hassan Rouhanis Rouhanis landslide victory in May. Officials have declared Sunday a bank holiday

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Macron attempts to broker Libyan peace with meeting of leaders

French president convenes talks between heads of rival factions in attempt to increase conflict-ravaged countrys political stability The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is to convene face-to-face talks in Europe between the leaders of the rival Libyan factions in an attempt to bring peace and political stability to the country. A stable ending the flow of