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Group calls on Saudis to end female discrimination

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A human rights group called on the International Olympic Committee to require that Saudi Arabia's participation in Olympic sporting events, including the upcoming London Games, be contingent upon the Arab country allowing girls and women to Full version (available to lexis...

Amnesty: Saudi activist sentenced to 4 years

RIYADH Saudi Arabia (AP) - Amnesty International says a Saudi Arabian court has convicted a prominent rights activist of anti-state crimes and sentenced him to four years in prison. The London-based group says activist Mohammed al-Bajady was tried in secret. He was Full version (available to lexis...

Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics

LONDON (AP) - A month before the London Games, Saudi Arabia appears to be moving closer to sending female athletes to the Olympics for the first time amid mounting pressure on the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom to grant women more rights. Deliberations by Saudi officials on Full version (available...