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In Historic Reversal, Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Drive

• zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden

In an unprecedented step for a country where a sprawling monarchy has managed to cling to power in part because of its concessions to hardline conservative clerics, Saudi Arabia announced today that its King Salman has issued a historic royal decree granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom, meaning that women will soon be allow to drive – overturning a longstanding symbol of oppression in the Muslim world just days after President Donald Trump slammed the US ally's human rights record during remarks at the UN.

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.

"The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike," the Saudi Press Agency said, according to Al Aribaya

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