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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s international airports are the scene of the latest “first” for women citizens, who can now leave the country without permission from a male relative as the kingdom chips away at its heavily criticized guardianship system. A Saudi woman smiles with her national ID at the Bahrain immigration checkpoint, as she drives to Bahrain on the King Fahd Causeway, a bridge connecting the two countries, at the Bahrain-Saudi border, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed. Salma, a 40-year-old mother of three, travels abroad regularly with authorization from her legal guardian - formerly her then-husband and now her father. But those rules were canceled this month, so... Full story

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