Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Woman in the Cabinet
King Abdullah has appointed Noura al-Fa'iz as Saudi Arabia's deputy minister for women's education, becoming the first woman in the kingdom's cabinet. This was part of a larger reshuffle that saw many controversial religious hardliners dismissed from office.
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