Saudi Women to Serve as Soldiers
February 28, 2018
February 27, 2018: Women are to be allowed to serve in Saudi Arabia’s armed forces for the first time after King Salman issued a raft of royal decrees to radically shake up the country’s military, deposing many commanders and chiefs from their posts.
The army’s chief of staff as well as the heads of the ground and air forces were replaced in a series of late-night decrees issued on Monday, state news said. Several political appointments were also announced, including the promotion of a woman, Tamadar bint Yousef al-Ramah, to the position of deputy minister of labour and social development.
Read more: Saudi Women to Serve as Soldiers (http://www.independent.co.uk)
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