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#King Abdullah

# king-abdullah - Friday 23 January, 2015

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today

This was to mark the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

The Queen is now the world's oldest monarch

This comes after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died

The elderly king died in hospital.

# king-abdullah - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Arab world's richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia

Al-Waleed bin Talal also said that ending a ban on women driving in the country was a matter of time.

# king-abdullah - Friday 11 January, 2013

Saudi king says 30 women can now sit on top advisory council for first time

The 30 women will sit on the previously all-male 150-seat Shura Council which is appointed by the king to advise him on policy.

# king-abdullah - Monday 12 November, 2012

Saudi activist files lawsuit over driving ban against women

The lawsuit – the third filed so far this year – aims to overturn the decree which bans women from driving in the country.

# king-abdullah - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The42 Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics Progressive

Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics

No female athletes from the country have secured qualification for London 2012 at present.

# king-abdullah - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef

He is survived by his ten children and a number of wives.

# king-abdullah - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores

A new law, on the orders of King Abdullah, ends a system where women were forced to buy their underwear from male sellers.

# king-abdullah - Monday 14 November, 2011

King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'

Arab states are increasing pressure on the Syrian president over his government’s violent crackdown on political protesters.

# king-abdullah - Friday 30 September, 2011

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections

A set of council elections is the last to be held before new rules come in that allow women to run for office for the first time.

# king-abdullah - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Saudi woman's 10 lashes sentence overturned by King Abdullah

A court ruling ordering a woman to be lashed 10 times because she drove a car has been revoked by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

# king-abdullah - Monday 8 August, 2011

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.

Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site

King Abdullah condemns Syria’s crackdown on protesters, as the website of the Ministry of Defence is taken down.