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A sporting victory for equal rights

A few days ago the runner made history as one of two women named in the Saudi Olympic team.

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A sporting victory for equal rights

Source: Herald Sun, Sat July 14, 2012
A few days ago the runner made history as one of two women named in the Saudi Olympic team.

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

Source: BBC, Thu September 29, 2011
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say.

Saudi women to get right to vote

Story contains video Source: BBC, Sun September 25, 2011
Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced.

More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

Source: UN News Centre, Sun October 03, 2010
Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them into civilian life.

Saudi Arabia contributes $500M to U.N. food fund

Source: USA Today, Sun May 25, 2008
United Nations - Saudi Arabia has made an unprecedented contribution of $500 million to the U.N. World Food Program to respond to rising food and fuel prices that threatened emergency aid to millions of needy people, the United Nations announced Friday.

Saudi King makes plea for new interfaith dialogue

Source: Moderate Observer, Fri April 04, 2008
RIyadh, Saudi Arabia - The Saudi king has made an impassioned plea for dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews -- the first such proposal from a nation with no diplomatic ties to Israel and a ban on non-Muslim religious services and symbols.

Secretary Rice Honors International Women of Courage

Source: America.gov, Sat March 15, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - In the first ceremony of its kind at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice March 7 paid tribute to 10 women from around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership. The honorees represented Afghanistan, Argentina, Indonesia, Iraq, Latvia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.

Bin Laden’s son aspires to be peace activist

Source: USA Today, Thu January 17, 2008
Cairo, Egypt - Omar Osama bin Laden bears a striking resemblance to his notorious father -- except for the dreadlocks that dangle halfway down his back. Then there's the black leather biker jacket.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

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