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Saudi Arabia to Lift Ban on Women Driving, Ending Global Isolation

  • Kingdom to issue driving licenses to women from June 2018
  • Most dramatic step yet in kingdom’s plans to modernize
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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers

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The morning after Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in opening its roads to female drivers, the top trending hashtag among the kingdom’s Twitter users wasn’t supportive.

“The people reject women driving” was shared widely in this highly-wired society where social media offers people a rare outlet for criticism.