Saudi Arabia changes rules on women entering sports stadiums

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In a groundbreaking moment for the middle eastern power, for the first time, Saudi Arabia will begin allowing women to attend sporting events. The move is another in a series of female-liberating policy changes the country has made in recent months.

Last month, the Saudi government mandated that women would be able to drive cars for the first time, as well.

An economic and social reform program led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to open up cloistered lifestyles, shaped in part by a strict, conservative version of Sunni Islam that limits the role of women.

Prince Mohammed also seeks to diversify the economy away from oil as part of his proposed reforms. The crown prince will be the first Saudi leader since 1953 to hail from a new generation when he inherits the throne; his father Salman is the sixth brother in a row to serve as king.

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