Arab Spring continues

The Yemeni president has called for early elections that would bring stability to the Yemen, transferring power from himself to an elected government.

Increasingly, the struggle of pro-democracy activists against the regime is turning into struggle between members of the country’s “political elite” as they jockey for position.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0b10d9e0-e7a6-11e0-9da3-00144feab49a.html


King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia says that from next year women will be allowed to vote in municipal elections.

They are, however, still forbidden from driving and need written permission from a male ‘guardian’ to travel, work or attend school.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/00d04a08-e77c-11e0-9da3-00144feab49a.html

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