The Shoura Council failed to pass a proposal to establish sports education colleges for women this week. The proposal won the support of 73 members, but was opposed by 57. The minimum vote count to pass the proposal was 76.
In a setback for women especially, who make up 80% of ride-sharing app's customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the government has announced that it has banned Uber and Careem from making airport pickups and will instead force customers to use cabs, according to a report.
The Saudi Health Ministry on Monday confirmed the infection of 49 people with MERS as Minister Khalid al-Falih said the Ministry is working at full capacity to contain the current outbreak of the virus.