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More Saudi women defy driving ban despite cleric’s warning that it would damage their ovaries

Saudi women are increasingly getting behind the wheel in defiance of a driving ban ahead of a nationwide campaign planned by female activists for later this month, witnesses said. A video posted on social networks this week shows a fully veiled woman driving in Riyadh as male motorists and families…

3,000 Saudis urge Shura council to debate women’s driving

A petition signed by 3,000 Saudis has urged the Shura Consultative Council to debate on allowing women to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom, Arab News daily reported on Monday. The newspaper, quoting Abdullah al-Alami, a signatory to the petition, said that the human rights committee of the council — also…

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