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After driving ban, Saudi women finally get to savor thrill of speed

Aug 29, 2018

After driving ban, Saudi women finally get to savor thrill of speed

Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tires screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back. For Saudi women, such adrenaline rushes were unimaginable just weeks ago. Speed-crazed women drivers are bound ...

Japan seeks removal of latest 'comfort woman' statue in Taiwan

Aug 18, 2018

Japan seeks removal of latest 'comfort woman' statue in Taiwan

Japan's de facto embassy in Taiwan has requested the removal of a statue in Tainan symbolizing the "comfort women," officials said Friday. The Taipei office of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association asked officials of the Kuomintang, Taiwan's biggest opposition party, to take "appropriate" action over the ...

Aug 11, 2018

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

An 11-year-old child bride has returned to Thailand after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts ...