Jun 4, 2018

Saudi Arabia issues drivers' licenses to 10 women

A Saudi women getting a drivers lesson

A Saudi woman getting a drivers lesson. Photo: Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia issued drivers' licenses to 10 women as the kingdom moves closer to removing its longstanding ban against women driving in three weeks, reports Bloomberg. The women had already received licenses from other countries, including the United States.

The big picture: Despite that move and a wider push toward modernity under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the Saudi government still has detained multiple women's rights activists in recent weeks, alleging that they were attempting to undermine the nation's security.

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