At least 17 women have been elected to public office in Saudi Arabia, according to preliminary results published in state media Monday. Saturday’s historic elections for municipal councils marked the first time women in the country were allowed to vote and to run for office.
Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and his 6 full-brothers were seen as a center of power within the Al Saud family.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. “His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud…
Shura ministry to discuss measures to empower women diplomatically By: Habib Toumi, January 8, 2015 Manama: Saudi Arabia is set to have its first women ambassadors after a foreign ministry official said there was no opposition to the idea.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who is also Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.