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PRINCE SAYS WOMEN SHOULD DECIDE WHETHER TO WEAR BODY, FACE VEILS

Women walk on the streets of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (picture-alliance/dpa/Sputnik/M. Voskresenskiy)

Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that women should choose for themselves whether they want to wear black robes and face coverings. Although his remarks could signify a big step for women’s rights, there was one catch.

Saudi Arabia’s religiously conservative rules constraining the actions and attire of women are showing signs of possibly relaxing. In an interview with US broadcaster CBS on Sunday night, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said women should be able to choose what they wear.Saudi Arabien - Schülerinnen - Symbolbild (Getty Images/AFP/F. Nureldine)

“The laws are very clear and stipulated in the laws of Sharia [Islamic law]: that women wear decent, respectful clothing, like men,” Prince Mohammed said in an interview with the CBS’ show “60 Minutes.” Continue reading

‘WILLIAMS DRAWS RULES SHOULD CHANGE’

Seeding rules in women’s tennis are a “kind of punishment” for players such as Serena Williams after maternity leave and “should be changed”, says the tournament director of the Miami Open.

James Blake, a former world number four, was speaking after Williams, 36, was drawn against Naomi Osaka in the opening round of this week’s event.

She is unseeded after taking 13 months off to have her first child.

“It makes sense to protect someone who goes on maternity leave,” said Blake. Continue reading

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