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Saudi women allowed to drive in latest reform push by prince


September 28, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's surprise decision to grant women the right to drive rattled society in the kingdom on Wednesday, bringing cheers from rights activists and young people and grumbling from others who say they will never let their wives and daughters behind the wheel.

It also demonstrated how the power of ultraconservatives to impose their will has weakened as the kingdom's 32-year-old crown prince steams ahead with sensitive reforms under his father, King Salman.

The lifting of the ban is the most dramatic step yet in a campaign by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

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