Landmark day for Saudi women as kingdom’s controversial driving ban ends

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SAUDI ARABIA  –  Women in Saudi Arabia can legally get behind the wheel of a car for the first time Sunday as the kingdom lifts its longstanding ban on women driving.

The end of the controversial ban brings the ultra-conservative Gulf nation into line with the rest of the world.

It also represents the culmination of years of campaigning by activists who have sometimes been arrested and imprisoned for their efforts.

The landmark step will free many women from the constraints...

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