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After reading her poem to fellow graduates, Noura Mansouri (left) was embraced by Suhair H. Al Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma College. After reading her poem to fellow graduates, Noura Mansouri (left) was embraced by Suhair H. Al Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma College. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / August 2, 2008

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MEDFORD - Saudi women were barred from diplomatic careers, and until recently could not even study international relations or political science at Saudi universities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened jobs to women in 2005, but few landed coveted foreign policy positions. (Full article: 796 words)

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