Under the new rules, Saudi women would be able to travel abroad without needing to seek approval from their male guardians. They would also be able to apply for a passport by themselves upon turning 21. The reforms place Saudi women on a par with the men with regard to the freedom to travel.
New Delhi had been one of the first powers to recognise the Baathist regime when it came to power, and Baghdad, in turn, had consistently maintained a pro-India stance, especially during the era when the rest of the region was seen to have gravitated towards Pakistan.
While successive US administrations have encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue, some officials have from time to time suggested the possibility of mediation by Washington.
After the movement was launched in Mumbai, residents belonging to diverse communities and political affiliations joined in, resisting harsh measures undertaken by the colonial government to muzzle dissent.
The top office in Malaysia is known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, which literally means ‘He Who is Made Lord’– referring to its elective nature, and has a tenure of five years. Malaysia’s system of elected monarchy is the only one of its kind in the world.
With an increased number of workers available for hire, the new rules would be beneficial for employers since they would be able to recruit from the local market without bearing the cost of a full visa.
On one of his visits to the country, Johnson called India "a wonderful, beautiful, and thriving country". He was also reported to have referred appreciatively to PM Modi as a "firecracker" and a "political phenomenon".
Cesar Pelli, the Argentinian architect who earned international fame for designing the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, died at an age of 92 on Friday in the United States. Here are some of his most imposing creations.
The INF Treaty was signed between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, in which both powers agreed to destroy two categories of lethal missile systems from their own stocks as a means to decelerate the nuclear arms race.
Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi cited the landmark judgment in Kihoto Hollohan vs Zachillhu And Others (1992), in which the court upheld the sweeping discretion available to the Speaker in deciding cases of disqualification of MLAs.
The debate around court etiquette in India took a new turn on Monday as a Full Court of the Rajasthan High Court resolved to censure the salutations “My Lord” and “Your Lordship” from courtroom protocol– a practice that has been inherited from British rule.