Saudi Arabia seeks arrest of citizens on wanted list who are overseas

Saudi Arabia seeks arrest of citizens on wanted list who are overseas

Saudi women were allowed to attend a soccer game between two local teams in Jeddah on Friday.

On Thursday, women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah to view the kingdom's first auto exhibition aimed at them, a few months after King Salman issued a decree granting them the right to drive from June 2018 - a move opposed by hardline clerics.

Women will now be allowed to attend the matches, but will have to sit in segregated areas away from men, and must wear loose-fitting, full-length robes known as 'abayas, ' as well as a headscarf, if they are Muslim. The stadiums have also been fitted with female restrooms and separate entrances and parking lots for female spectators.

Women will also be allowed to attend a match on Saturday in the capital Riyadh and on January 18 in the eastern city of Dammam.

The move to open up stadiums to women for the first time was announced last October.

"I came with my father and my brother - we're fans of Al-Ahli", said Ghamdi of the Saudi Premier League club facing off against Al-Batin. The "family section" is for female soccer fans and women accompanied by male family members.

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"We are collecting evidence against the fugitives overseas", said the prosecutor.

Some people used the hashtag online to write that women should stay at home to focus on children and preserving their faith, and not at a stadium packed with males.

The ban on women was lifted thanks to liberal social reforms initiated by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

However, strict guardianship laws are still in place, which forbid women from marrying without a male relative's content, traveling overseas and securing a passport.

The move comes as a push intensifies to reform the country, one ranked in 2016 by the World Economic Forum as No. 141 out of 144 on gender equality. The government spent lavishly on them in an effort to appease young Saudis and provide spaces for fans eager to cheer on local clubs, as well as hold national parades and ceremonies.

In 2015, a Saudi woman who tried to attend a soccer game in Jiddah was arrested after local media said she was spotted by security officers "deliberately disguised" in trousers, a long-sleeve top, a hat and sunglasses to avoid detection.

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