Saudi women warned against driving before ban is lifted

12 Oct
The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty QuarterNearly a decade and a half ago, Queen Elizabeth II took the late Saudi King Abdullah for a spin in her royal Land Rover. Just this week, Riyadh police issued a warning to all women in Saudi Arabia that they cannot yet legally drive, despite royal decree just last month that the long-standing ban on female drivers will be lifted next year. The new...

Saudi Arabia to let women drive

26 Sep
Illustration for the #Women2Drive campaign in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that, beginning next summer, it will undo a longstanding ban that had prevented women from driving cars. A decree issued by Saudi Arabia's King Salman was announced simultaneously on state-run television in Saudi Arabia and at a media event in Washington, D.C., The New York Times reports. Women will be allowed to...