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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…

Saudi women defy driving ban despite fear of arrest

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Some Saudi women appeared to have answered a call over social media to challenge a ban on driving, posting accounts and pictures of themselves behind the wheel in the conservative Arab kingdom. Groups such as “Women2Drive” and “Women’s Right to Drive in KSA” had called…