Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive in historic decision

September 26, 2017

This picture from October 22, 2013 shows Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif behind the wheel in Dubai in solidarity with women in her homeland campaigning to get the right to drive (AFP)

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, state media said Tuesday, in a historic decision that makes the Gulf kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel.