Women walk past a poster of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during Janadriyah Cultural Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo
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Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, a move campaigners hailed Tuesday as a "paradigm shift" in the deeply conservative Islamic kingdom, which is set to lift a ban on women driving within weeks.The Shura Council, an influential advisory body, approved a draft law Monday that would introduce a sentence of up to five years in prison and a 300,000 SAR ($80,000) fine for harassment, council member Lina al-Maeena said.The decision to lift a decades-old ban on women driving cars was hailed as proof of a new progressive trend in Saudi Arabia.
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