Women's rights

Mabkhoutah al-Mari drives to work for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. "It feels beautiful. It was a dream for us so when it happens in reality, I am between belief and disbelief -- between a feeling of joy and astonishment," said Mari as she pulled up to order a drive-thru coffee on her way to work. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 24, 2018 - 1:33 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around. A longstanding ban on women driving was lifted at midnight,...
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In this June 22, 2018 photo, a woman tests a car driving simulator with her son at a road safety event for female drivers launched at the Riyadh Park Mall in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 23, 2018 - 5:49 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University's interim president John Engler speaks with reporters after appearing at a legislative hearing in Lansing, Mich. A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday, June 19, urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
June 19, 2018 - 11:29 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler listens as he runs his first Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University board trustee Brian Mosallam is asking Engler to resign immediately. Mosallam released a statement Friday, June 15, saying the crisis on campus related to Larry Nassar will not settle until Engler steps down. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
June 15, 2018 - 11:30 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University board trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and top legislators who say the campus community cannot heal...
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June 10, 2018 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of women gathered Sunday to turn British cities into rivers of green, white and violet to mark 100 years since the first U.K. women won the right to vote. Part artwork, part parade, "Processions" will see women march through London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast clad in the...
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June 03, 2018 - 5:49 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's prosecutor says 17 people have been detained on suspicion of trying to undermine security and stability, a case activists say has targeted prominent women's rights campaigners just weeks before the country lifts its ban on women driving. The statement from...
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A woman from the"Yes" campaign reacts after the final result was announced, after the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution at Dublin Castle, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday May 26, 2018. The prime minister of Ireland says the passage of a referendum paving the way for legalized abortions is a historic day for his country and a great act of democracy. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 26, 2018 - 5:09 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — In the end, it wasn't even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed. The decisive...
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FILE- In this April 9, 2018 file photo, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is welcomed by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Paris, France. As of Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at least 10 Saudi women's rights activists -- seven women and three men -- are being interrogated and held without access to a lawyer in Saudi Arabia, according to people familiar with the arrests last week. The arrests cast a pall over recent social openings being pushed by the crown prince, including a historic decision to lift the world's only ban on women driving on June 24. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
May 22, 2018 - 9:47 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is holding and interrogating at least 10 women's rights activists — seven women and three men — without any access to lawyers, according to people familiar with the arrests. The detentions are seen as a culmination of a steady crackdown on perceived...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Streaming numbers for R. Kelly has remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. Spotify made the bold declaration on May 10, but R. Kelly's streaming numbers...
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In this photo taken on May 17, 2018, pro and anti-abortion poster's on lampposts, in Dublin, Ireland. In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate rages in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill." Online, the argument is just as charged _ and more shadowy _ as unregulated ads of uncertain origin battle to sway voters ahead of Friday's referendum, which could give Irish women the right to end their pregnancies for the first time. The emotive campaign took a twist this month when Facebook and Google look last-minute decisions to restrict or remove ads relating to the abortion vote. It is the latest response to global concern about social media's role in influencing political campaigns for the U.S. presidency and Brexit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 21, 2018 - 10:21 am
DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill." Online, the argument is just as...
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