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'Because I can:' ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Dubai-based ride-hailing app Careem, along with global behemoth Uber, reacts to Saudi King Salman's September announcement of an end to the kingdom's ban on female motorists by saying it would hire women

DRIVING FORCE. Saudi national and newly licensed Reem Farahat, an employee of Careem, a chauffeur car booking service, prepares for a customer shuttle using her car in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, on June 24, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute to learn how to ride bikes

LET'S RIDE. A picture taken June 3, 2018 shows Saudi woman Noura preparing for a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, June 3-9, 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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First Saudi women get driving licenses

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Ten Saudi women swap their foreign licenses for Saudi ones in multiple cities, including the capital Riyadh, as the kingdom prepares to end its ban on June 24

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman (C) sits in the driver's seat with a Lebanese driving instructor as they test-drive a car during an automotive exhibition for women in the capital Riyadh on May 13, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Saudi Arabia says driving ban on women to be lifted June 24

May 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia in the summer. Photo by Yousef Doubisi/AFP

Meet the women drivers of MRT3

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:54 AM

'Just show them that you can do it even if they say you can't 'just because you're a woman.' Nobody can stop you,' says one of the first female MRT drivers

WOMEN. Mannielene "Yen" Jose and Maria Virginia Manuel are the first women drivers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Saudi FM says 'be patient' on women's rights

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Adel al Jubeir Saudi Arabia s foreign minister says it s unfair to fixate on the issue of women drivers given the ultra conservative Islamic kingdom s efforts to educate girls

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. In this file photo, a Saudi woman sits behind the wheel of a car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 28, 2013. Media reports state that Saudi authorities arrested 14 women for driving in the conservative kingdom. File photo by STR/EPA