Topic: King Saud University
Women's universities and women's campuses of the nation's only coed university offer unprecedented educational access for Saudi Arabia's young women, but critics point out how little is changing outside school walls.
Sheikh Ahmed al-Ghamdi, a Saudi cleric in the holy city of Mecca, recently declared that nothing in Islam bars men and women mingling in public places like schools and offices. For the first time in decades, religious scholars are debating the previously untouchable hallmark of gender segregation.
04/13/2010 05:32 pm
The professor had been arrested after publishing a critical report.
01/13/2009 12:00 am
The two-day protest, publicized on Facebook, drew 60 fasters and 800 online comments.
11/10/2008 12:00 am
Forty Saudis plan a hunger strike this week to bring attention to the prolonged detention of 11 political activists.
11/05/2008 12:00 am
Some say it's a sanctuary for business women. Others see it as another sign of gender segregation in a male-dominated society.
05/14/2008 01:00 am