Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman waving as he arrives for talks at 10 Downing Street, in central London, March 7, 2018. AFP / Tolga AKMEN
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Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headscarves or the black abaya – the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety – as long as their attire is "decent and respectful," the kingdom's reform-minded crown prince said.With the ascent to power of young Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the kingdom has seen an expansion in women's rights including a decision to allow women to attend mixed public sporting events and the right to drive cars from this summer.Saudi Arabia has no written legal code to go with the texts making up Shariah, and police and judiciary have long enforced a strict dress code requiring Saudi women to wear abayas and in many cases to cover their hair and faces.
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