Women walk past a poster of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on the outskirts of Riyad in this February 12, 2018, file photo. Photo: Reuters

Saudi Arabia advisory body aims to end child marriage, setting minimum age limit of 15, but loopholes remain

  • The advisory Shura Council has set new age limits, but young Saudi girls are still at risk if their parents can persuade courts to provide exemptions
  • Child marriage occurs elsewhere, including most US states, which do not lay out a minimum age
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Women walk past a poster of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on the outskirts of Riyad in this February 12, 2018, file photo. Photo: Reuters
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