Wearing ‘sports abayas’ new normal in Saudi

Wearing ‘sports abayas’ new normal in Saudi

A sports-friendly version of the abaya gown is fast becoming the new normal in Saudi Arabia, reports said. Pictures of female athletes running in the garb in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month. Designers such as Eman Joharjy are cashing in on the growing popularity of the so-called sports abayas. “There […]

Saudi woman minister removes face veil

Saudi woman minister removes face veil

Intellectuals and writers in Saudi Arabia have come forward to defend the kingdom’s Deputy Minister for Girls’ Education Haya Al Awad after she appeared in public without her niqab, reports said. No details were provided about Al Awad’s decision to lift the niqab that kept only a gaping slit for her eyes. While a few […]