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Saudi women driving ban ends

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The lifting of the ban, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman s reform drive to modernize the conservative petrostate. Potentially thousands of female drivers are set to take the wheel as the desert kingdom ends the decades-old ban, long a glaring

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