Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the conservative kingdom.
According to the official Saudi Press Agency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree allowing women to drive.
“Saudi Arabia allows women to drive,” the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Twitter.
Saudi Arabia allows women to drive
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