A Saudi woman drives through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 October 2013, during a campaign to end the ban on women drivers. Photo: EPA A Saudi woman drives through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 October 2013, during a campaign to end the ban on women drivers. Photo: EPA
A Saudi woman drives through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 October 2013, during a campaign to end the ban on women drivers. Photo: EPA
Middle East

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive, signalling victory for kingdom’s female activists

King Salman issues royal decree that women drivers will be granted licences from next summer, ending Saudi Arabia’s status as only nation to prohibit them

Topic |   Middle East
A Saudi woman drives through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 October 2013, during a campaign to end the ban on women drivers. Photo: EPA A Saudi woman drives through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 October 2013, during a campaign to end the ban on women drivers. Photo: EPA
A Saudi woman drives through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 October 2013, during a campaign to end the ban on women drivers. Photo: EPA
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