Saudi Arabia: Women Are Now Allowed to Drive

In a historic royal decree issued Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman granted that women in the kingdom finally be issued drivers’ licenses and be allowed to drive. Women had long been barred from driving in the country since at least the late 1970s. According to Al Arabiya English, “The royal decree issued on Tuesday also ordered the establishment of a high-level committee of involving the ministries of internal affairs, finance, labor and social development. They will be tasked with studying the arrangements to enforce the new law.”