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Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.
 
A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .
 
Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 
 
 

Family taxi cabs to be licensed for Saudi women driver only

The Public Transport Authority has approved granting licenses to the family taxi cabs which will be driven by Saudi women drivers only.

 

Sharia marriages can be covered by English law

Muslim women who are left powerless to claim money or property from their husbands after the breakdown of an Islamic marriage have been “given hope” by a landmark ruling at the High Court.
 
The Honourable Mr Justice Williams found a woman was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split, even though they had only undergone a “nikah” ceremony and had not formally registered their marriage.
 
 

Saudi Arabian prince honors nurse

A Saudi nurse was honored by the Emir of Qaseem for rescuing a little girl suffering from a liver disease after she donated part of her liver to the patient.

Abeer Al-Anzi was rewarded for saving the girl and for later donating a portion of her jewelery to support a Saudi foundation for liver patients.

Prince Faisal bin Mashaal bin Abdel Aziz Al-Suood, Emir of Qaseem, who heads the Society for Liver Patients (Kabidak), commended Al Anzi’s “sense of responsibility.”

 

Shoura to discuss proposal to raise role of women in judiciary

The Shoura Council will vote on a proposal to strengthen women lawyers and legal practitioners after four weeks when it returns to session after the summer recess.

 

Girl denied internship in Belgium due to headscarf

Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf.

 

first Muslim woman elected to US Congress

Former Michigan state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday for a House seat in the state.

Tlaib will run unopposed in the general election in November, with no Republicans on the ballot in the overwhelmingly Democratic district in and around Detroit.

The key election takeaways: a Democratic surge and big wins for women

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Women in Abu Dhabi urged to use female-only parking

Women in the capital are encouraged to take advantage of the female-only parking spaces that can be found in various areas of Abu Dhabi city.

 

Afghanistan has half a million widows, and the number is increasing

The burden of life has made Masooma look twice her age. Her life story in many ways is similar to those of several hundred thousand other Afghan women who have become widows since the latest conflict began here more than 40 years ago.
She lost her husband in a rocket attack 17 years ago in Kabul and since then has been feeding and raising her five children, doing jobs such as cleaning and laundry.
 
 
 

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