Feb. 17, 2021

Saudi Twitter roiled by demands for end to restrictions on foreign wives

Peninsula/Society

The story: Men in Saudi Arabia have prompted a Twitter storm. Using the hashtag #facilitate_marriage_to _foreign women in Arabic, some men are calling for a relaxation of restrictions that currently regulate marriage between Saudis and non-Saudis. As of today, even after the basic requirements are met, a mixed couple intending to get married needs to apply for approval from Saudi authorities.

The coverage: In an article published Feb. 16, the English-language daily Arab News stated that though “no one can legislate for falling in love, all countries are obliged to protect their security and other interests,” in a bid to explain...

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