Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse arrives in Canada

World 01/12/19, 10:54

An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home arrived in Canada Saturday arm-in-arm with the country's foreign minister.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun smiled broadly as she exited an arrival door at Toronto's airport sporting a Canada zipper hoodie, capping a dramatic week that saw ...

Saudi prince Abdulaziz bin Talal who called for reforms dies at 87

World 12/23/18, 08:57

Prayers were held Sunday for Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, a senior member of the royal family who supported women's rights and once led a group of dissident princes, who died at the age of 87. Prince Talal was an older brother to King Salman and the father of businessman Prince Alwaleed ...

Saudi prince’s reform: Car race, concerts, but no criticism

World 12/22/18, 02:30

A Formula-E car race and concerts where men and women mingle freely epitomize the reform agenda of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.But there's a hard limit to the reforms — as revealed by the brutal killing of Saudi critic and writer Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents close to the ...

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groups

Entertainment 12/14/18, 16:34

CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.The announcement comes as the network's crisis deepens, with details emerging from ...

Ruling in genital mutilation case shocks women’s advocates

U.S. 11/23/18, 17:42

Women's rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this week that a law protecting girls from genital mutilation was unconstitutional. They called his decision a serious blow to girls' rights. Legal experts said the judge made clear that U.S. states have authority to ban ...

Vatican meeting endorses women at decision-making table

Europe 10/27/18, 18:42

A monthlong meeting of Catholic bishops marked by demands for women's rights has ended with delegates saying women's place at the church's decision-making table was a "duty of justice" and that the church as a whole must recognize the urgency of "inescapable change."Pope Francis had called the summit of church ...

Saudi crown prince’s carefully managed rise hides dark side

World 10/12/18, 01:25

In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. But behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaign pushing images of the smiling prince meeting with the world's top leaders and business executives ...

Portugal women’s groups outraged by sexual assault sentence

Europe 09/21/18, 08:37

Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily Friday to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club.The Women's Alternative and Response Union said in a Facebook post it was "revolting" that an appeals court ...

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