Women shop at a florist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. File photo: Reuters
Women shop at a florist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. File photo: Reuters

Saudi Arabia allows women to join military in latest expansion of rights

  • Apart from the usual weight and height criteria, female applicants to the military need to have had at least a high school education
  • The widening of job roles and rights has come even as women activists have been targeted in a crackdown on dissent

Women shop at a florist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. File photo: Reuters
Women shop at a florist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. File photo: Reuters
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