Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Join Army

Saudi Arabia has for the first time opened applications for women to join its Army.

Women have until Thursday to apply for positions with the rank of soldier in the provinces of Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qassim and Medina.

The roles do not appear to involve combat, but will instead give women the opportunity to work in security.

A list of 12 requirements says hopefuls must be Saudi citizens, aged between 25 and 35, and have a high-school diploma.

The decision to recruit female soldiers is one of many reforms enhancing women’s rights introduced in recent months in the Kingdom.

Source: BBC