A prominent Saudi prince and business magnate has added his voice to the debate over women’s rights in his country, urging it to abandon its driving ban for women. Stop the debate, the prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. It’s time for women to drive.
Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive in the kingdom, according to a royal decree issued in Riyadh on Tuesday that overturned one of the most widely criticized restrictions on human rights.
Bidders seeking to qualify to build 700 megawatts of wind and solar power plants should submit documents by March 20, and those selected will be announced by April 10, Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry said Monday in an e-mailed statement.
The government wants the piety police to be less thuggish
Unification started in 1902 and continued till 1932, when the modern-day Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was proclaimed under the leadership of Ibn Saud, creating what is sometimes referred to as the Third Saudi State.
The Emirate of Diriyah was established in the year 1744 when Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and Prince Muhammad bin Saud formed an alliance to unify the many states of the Arabian Peninsula.
Arabs were trading the highly valued coco de mer nuts, found only in Seychelles, long before European discovery of the islands. This suggests they were among the first humans to visit the island.
Muslims believe the Quran was revealed between 609 CE and 632 CE, and organized into the Uthman codex in 650 CE.
According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, sent to present and confirm the monotheistic teachings preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets.
The Thamūd is an ancient civilization in the Hejaz known from the 8th century BCE to near the time of Muhammad.