Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends


RIYADH (Reuters) – Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Majdooleen, who is among the first Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia drives her car in her neighborhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 24, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

“It feels weird, I am so happy … I’m just too proud to be doing this right now,” said 23-year-old Majdooleen al-Ateeq as she cruised across Riyadh for the first time in her…



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