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Women in Saudi Arabia will now be allowed to travel without their male guardians.(REUTERS Photo)

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male ‘guardian’ approval

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 08:28 AM IST
The restriction that drew international censure and prompted extreme attempts by residents to flee the kingdom ended Thursday.
General view of the new first Saudi cinema at cultural club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters File Photo)
General view of the new first Saudi cinema at cultural club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters File Photo)

Saudi Arabia to open first cinema screens on April 18 after 35 years

IANS, Riyadh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Saudi Arabia had cinemas in the 1970s, before they were closed. Saudis have in the past travelled abroad to get their entertainment fix because of restrictions in the deeply conservative country.
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