Saudi women are to get divorce confirmation by TEXT message under new rules to stop men secretly ending marriages

A new regulation in Saudia Arbaia will end the practice of women being divorced without their knowledge.

Starting today, divorce courts in the Middle Eastern kingdom will be required by law to notify women by text message on rulings which confirm their divorce.

It remains significantly easier and more friction-less, under the kingdom’s heavily gender-biased laws, for a man to divorce his wife than for a woman to divorce a man.