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Behind the wheel, Saudi women hope for new gains

Behind the wheel, Saudi women hope for new gains

Oct 24, – The reforms made by King Abdullah in recent years have been cautious, showing his wariness of pushing too hard against influential ultraconservatives. But given the overwhelming restrictions on women in the kingdom, where the strict interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism is effectively the law of the land, even the tiny openings […]

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2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is too big

2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is too big

Oct 16, –  Fumihiko Maki, who has designed some spectacular buildings of his own, says he’s not criticizing the design of the stadium by award-winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, just the size. His office says he has the support of 100 other well-known people in Japan, including architects. A prominent Japanese architect is campaigning to […]

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