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Khaled Al-Shaya'

Khaled Al-Shaya' is a Saudi journalist.

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The Last Fatwa on the Abaya: to Wear It or Not to Wear It

The Last Fatwa on the Abaya: to Wear It or Not to Wear It

On his radio program, high-profile Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq said that women were not obliged to wear the abaya -- the loose-fitting, full-length robe that adult…

Why Saudi Arabia Is Plagued with Sexual Harassment

Why Saudi Arabia Is Plagued with Sexual Harassment

Kholoud Al-Qadi, who has persistently called for protecting Saudi women from sexual harassment, did not expect to be harassed herself one day. She was at…

"No Longer Forbidden": Saudi Arabia's Reversed Fatwas

"No Longer Forbidden": Saudi Arabia's Reversed Fatwas

While checking her family photo album, Mounira Al-Hamad recalled when she had burned pictures of her late mother and siblings pursuant to a Fatwa stipulating…

Who Are the Foreign Students Enrolled at Saudi Universities?

Who Are the Foreign Students Enrolled at Saudi Universities?

A total of 10,725 foreign students were accepted in Saudi Arabia's universities last year, many of whom had the incentive of scholarships and benefits offered…

Saudi Women Escaping the Shackles of Patriarchy?

Saudi Women Escaping the Shackles of Patriarchy?

Having completed her university studies in the US months prior, Dana Al-Ma’youf has been looking to secure residency there. Refusing to go back to her…