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Saudi Arabia allows women to join military
Women in Saudi Arabia are now permitted to enlist in the army as the kingdom continues to enact reforms granting females more access to a wide range of previously forbidden careers.
Women are now able to apply for positions with the rank of soldier in the provinces of Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qassim and Medina.
A list of requirements says applicants must be Saudi citizens and aged between 25 to 35 with a high school diploma.
Under Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, women who apply to join the army must also have a place of residence in the same provinces as the job's location with their male guardians, usually husband, father, brother or son.
The country announced its plan to allow women to drive from June this year, and ride-hailing apps are getting prepared to hire female drivers.
- Capital: Riyadh
- Currency: Saudi riyal
- King: Salman of Saudi Arabia
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