Saudi King reshuffles Cabinet
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has appointed the first woman to the council of ministries and sacked two powerful religious officials in a Cabinet shuffle, the BBC reported.
One man who was dismissed from his post was the country's senior judge, and the other was the head of a religious police force.
Noor Al-Fayez was appointed to the position as deputy minister for women's education, a new position on the Saudi Council of Ministers, CNN reported. King Abdullah's appointment of her was considered a progressive move.
This is King Abdullah's largest Cabinet shuffle since he came to power in 2005, CNN reported.