Saudi women to at­tend sports

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SAUDI Ara­bia will al­low women to at­tend sports events in three se­lected sta­di­ums from early next year, the Gen­eral Sports Au­thor­ity said.

Crown Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man’s Vi­sion 2030 re­form pro­gramme aims to open up Saudis’ clois­tered life­styles – shaped in part by a strict, con­ser­va­tive ver­sion of Sunni Is­lam that lim­its the role of women – and di­ver­sify the econ­omy away from oil. – Reuters

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