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Saudi Arabia must safeguard reforms, says watchdog

Saudi Arabia must safeguard reforms, says watchdog

Cautious changes in Saudi Arabia over the last five years need to be followed by permanent institutional reforms or risk being eroded in future, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned in a report. King Abdullah has “loosened the reins” that stifle Saudi society but has brought in few lasting improvements for women or in freedom of expression, judicial fairness or religious tolerance, argues the New York-based organisation.

Contractors bid for Abu Dhabi metro project

MEED reported that Abu Dhabi’s Transport Department has received bids for a contract to provide consultancy services on the Abu Dhabi Metro project.