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#King Abdullah

# king-abdullah - Friday 23 January, 2015

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today
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# Head Of State

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today

Jan 23rd 2015, 4:56 PM 20,248 Views 101 Comments

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

The Queen is now the world's oldest monarch
# Longevity
# Longevity

The Queen is now the world's oldest monarch

Jan 23rd 2015, 3:42 PM 17,429 Views 175 Comments

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

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died
# Middle East
# Middle East

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died

Jan 23rd 2015, 7:29 AM 34,811 Views 127 Comments

The elderly king died in hospital.

# king-abdullah - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 3rd 2013, 3:08 PM 10,528 Views 44 Comments

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
# One Small Step
# One Small Step

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

Jan 11th 2013, 3:47 PM 6,692 Views 51 Comments

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
# Women2Drive
# Women2Drive

Saudi activist files lawsuit over driving ban against women

Nov 12th 2012, 4:29 PM 7,087 Views 39 Comments

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

Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics
# Progressive
From The42
# Progressive

Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics

Jun 25th 2012, 6:56 PM 4,814 Views 36 Comments

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
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

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

Jun 16th 2012, 2:36 PM 3,590 Views 5 Comments

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
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores

Jan 5th 2012, 6:48 PM 5,775 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Syria
# Syria

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

Nov 14th 2011, 3:11 PM 164 Views 2 Comments

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
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections

Sep 30th 2011, 12:22 PM 181 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Women2Drive

Saudi woman's 10 lashes sentence overturned by King Abdullah

Sep 29th 2011, 11:12 AM 877 Views 12 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

Aug 8th 2011, 3:24 PM 163 Views 0 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site

Aug 8th 2011, 8:36 AM 930 Views 2 Comments

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