King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women who wanted them

Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive overturning a cornerstone of Saudi conservatism that had been a cause celebre of activists demanding reforms in the fundamentalist kingdom.

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