Saudi women run call center for emergency services during Haj
12 February 2018 | 11:24 am
Saudi women, mostly clad in niqabs covering their entire faces, are taking 911 calls from Haj pilgrims at a dispatch center in Mecca in the first female call center in the kingdom.
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