In a historic ruling a court in Saudi Arabia has ruled in favor of a woman who was on trial for living and traveling on her own to the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh, without her father’s permission.

In other news, Saudi Arabia has launched a SR670 million ($178 million) initiative to help businesses in the Kingdom defer loan instalments due this year amid economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry launched the program to support the private sector and reduce the financial and economic impact of the pandemic.

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