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Saudi Women Can Join Military in Latest Widening of Rights

Saudi army officers walk past F-15 fighter jets, GBU bombs and missiles displayed during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the King Faisal Air Academy at King Salman airbase in Riyadh on January 25, 2017.
Saudi army officers walk past F-15 fighter jets, GBU bombs and missiles displayed during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the King Faisal Air Academy at King Salman airbase in Riyadh on January 25, 2017.Photographer: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images
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Women in Saudi Arabia can now take up arms and enter the military, the latest profession in the kingdom to open up to female recruits.