Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam' after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’ Culture 

Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam’ after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’

Ankara: Days after 32-year-old Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman advocating for “Moderate Islam”, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stirred up a hornet’s nest saying “Islam needs to be updated” on the occasion of International Women’s Day program at the Presidential Palace in the national capital. Tayyip Erdogan in his address to women from all walks of life, heaped praise on women’s role in society but also slammed clerics justifying violence against women and defending other forms of misogyny with reference to Islam. “Recently, some people claiming to be…

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Saudi Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah released after $1 Billion Deal, Official Says Current Affairs 

Saudi Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah released after $1 Billion Deal, Official Says

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has released Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, one of the senior Saudi royals detained three weeks ago in an anti-corruption crackdown, after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, an official involved in the anti-graft campaign said on Tuesday. Prince Miteb was among dozens of royal family members, ministers and current and former senior officials who were rounded up in a graft inquiry at least partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. An official on condition of anonymity…

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving through Royal decree Current Affairs 

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving through Royal decree

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive for the first time, in a royal decree King Salman abolished the longstanding ban in the ultraconservative kingdom. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. Until now, only men were allowed licenses and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined. The change will take effect from June 2018, the decree referred to the “negative effects of not allowing women to drive vehicles, and the positive effects…

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