The lifting of the ban, ordered last September by King Salman, is part of sweeping reforms pushed by his powerful young son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Afghan officials say the Taliban killed eight police in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday. The news comes as calls continue for the extension of an Eid al Fitr ceasefire, and a renewed offer of peace from Kabul.
Residents said coalition aircraft were bombing Houthi positions on roads leading to the airport as the group dug in against an onslaught by the Arab alliance to take the city, the Houthis' main port and the lifeline for millions of Yemenis.
Yemeni government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition aims to seize the heavily defended city of Hudaida quickly enough to avoid interrupting aid to millions facing starvation.
The assault on the airport of Yemen's main port city has been underway for the past four days as the Saudi-led coalition attempts to gain control of Hudaida, which is the main conduit for aid.
As the international community drags its feet and consistently fails to find diplomatic solutions to Yemen's conflict, its population is dragged deeper into a humanitarian crisis with no end in sight.
Fighting continued to rage on the outskirts of Yemen's largest port, Hudaida, near the city's airport while the UN made a desperate plea for both sides to exercise restraint.
Host nation end poor run with easy victory as toothless Saudis were outclassed in the opening match of the football World Cup.
The host nation Russia is one of the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament but has spent more than $13 billion to host football's showpiece.
There was fighting to the south of the key port city and near its airport on Thursday with reports that at least four Emerati soldiers and 22 Houthi rebels had been killed since the Saudi-led coalition attacked the Shia rebel-held city on Wednesday.
The boycott by the Argentinian team has set a precedent for other football teams thinking of playing in Israel. A strong signal that Israeli crimes have consequences.
As the Saudi-led coalition prepares to attack the port of Hudaida, Saudi-backed forces on the ground say they cannot guarantee what would happen to the trapped civilians.
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