Saudi Arabia Bans Underage Marriage

    The Minister of Justice and the Chairman of Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Walid Al-Samaani has issued out a new order throughout Saudi Arabia, that the marriage of people under 18 years of age has been banned and the minimum age of marriage is now 18 years of age.

Prior to the recently released order, early marriage was a very common tradition in Saudi Arabia, but the Minister of Justice wants a change in the way things are.


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