Saudi women's rights campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul has been abused in custody, her family says.Read more
Four Kenyan cyclists travel 3,500km from Kenya to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Dala and Dua al-Showaiki are seeking asylum despite their father denying their claims of abuse.
There are concerns new freedoms don't go far enough, as Megha Moha explains.
A recent announcement gave more freedoms to women, but there are concerns they don't go far enough.
Women in Saudi Arabia will now be allowed to travel abroad without a male guardian's permission - ending a restriction that has long been a symbol of the kingdom's ultra-conservative rule. A Royal Decree which was published in the Official Gazette at midnight on Friday abolished parts of the government's male guardianship system. The decree also recognises women's rights to register a birth, marriage or divorce, as well as expanding work opportunities for women. Qanta Ahmed is a medical doctor, social commentator and author of the book In the Land of Invisible Women. (Photo: Saudi women arrive to attend the Janadriyah festival of Heritage and Culture. Credit: Getty Images)