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Saudi Woman Named to Senior Government Post for First Time

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A Saudi woman has been named to a senior government post for the first time, authorities said on Wednesday shortly after a ban on women drivers was lifted as the conservative kingdom takes steps to modernize its image.

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, had been widely criticized for being the only country in the world that barred female motorists, a tradition seen by rights activists as emblematic of Riyadh’s repression of women.

Twenty-four hours after King Salman issued a decree...

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