Some African countries took sides in the diplomatic row with Chad recalling its ambassador from Qatar "for consultations" after Senegal recalled its envoy citing its "active solidarity" with Saudi Arabia.
The change, which will take effect in June 2018, was announced in a royal decree read live on state television and in a simultaneous media event in Washington.
The decision reflects not only a shift in thinking about human rights but a desire to develop modern skills among half its population, women, who are still largely kept out of the new, non-oil industries. The Saudi ambassador to the U.S., Khaled bin Salman, says women will not need to get permission from a legal guardian to get a license nor need one in the auto when they drive.
In the meantime president's daughter, Ivanka, has congratulated Saudi Arabian women after king Salman issued an order allowing them to get behind the wheel.
Those arrests were not directly related to the driving ban, but apparently to an ongoing crisis with Gulf rival Qatar, said Jane Kinninmont from London-based Chatham House.
The Somali president, accompanied by government officials, also held meetings with the Saudi crown prince Mohamed Bin Salman in Jeddah and they discussed issues including economic partnership among others. According to The New York Times, the delay is due to various bureaucratic gaps that would make it hard for women to to obtain licenses or learn how to drive.
Loujain Halthloul, a Saudi activist who was imprisoned for 72 days in the winter of 2014 for attempting to cross the UAE border into Saudi Arabia in her vehicle, tweeted two words: "Thank God". Women already dominate men in numbers at universities.
One Saudi woman tweeted a picture of three women in a convertible going shopping, with the message: "Us soon". Many working Saudi women spend much of their salaries on drivers or must be driven to work by male relatives. The scholars see no reason not to allow women to drive as long as there are legal and regulatory guarantees to avoid the pretexts (that those against women driving had in mind), even if they are unlikely to happen.
"It is wonderful", said Fawziah al-Bakr, a Saudi university professor who was among 47 women who participated in the kingdom's first protest against the ban - in 1990. Ms. Al-Sharif, for example, is a cybersecurity expert who once worked at the state-owned Saudi Aramco before she became fed up and moved to Australia.
He remains missing since the military clashed with IPOB members at his home in Umuahia in Nigeria's Abia State. He called on the global community to prevail on the army to produce his parents and the IPOB leader.
Weiner darted to his auto after reading his statement without taking questions, and he will report to prison on November 6. Prosecutors said he broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl using Skype and Snapchat.
The mountain, 72km to the northeast of the tourist hotspot of Kuta, is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia. The alert status of Agung was raised to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity.
He said that if Congress is voted to power in Gujarat, its government will work for farmers, for youths and for the poor. In his address there, Gandhi slammed the Modi government for "failing" to address basic problems of people.
The Argentine, who once spent an ill-fated season on loan at Newcastle, seems to have rediscovered his goalscoring touch. Shakhtar also kicked off their group campaign in winning fashion, beating Italian outfit Napoli 2-1 in the Ukraine.
Sproles is among the NFL's all-time leading players in all-purpose yards and is one of the Eagles' most important players. He walked off the field on his own power but was slated for an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injuries.
Their two major challenges come next month, as the Nittany Lions play MI and Ohio State in back-to-back weeks. Statistically, it is probably safe to say that yes, the Nittany Lions have been good enough against the run.
The departure is effective immediately, Equifax said, though Smith will remain as an unpaid advisor to the company. Richard Smith decides that it's in the best interest of Equifax to have new leadership, after massive data breach.
The second person said Siemens' supervisory board would decide the matter on Tuesday, also describing Alstom as the frontrunner. The Siemens partnership with Alstom followed months of discussions with Canada's Bombardier Inc.
Khosrowshahi said in the letter that the company would still appeal the decision "with the knowledge that we must also change". Following the ruling, Uber now has 21 days to put forward an appeal, which will be heard by Westminster magistrates' court.
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