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Saudi Arabia issues first driver's licenses to women

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Staff Writer | June 5, 2018
Saudi Arabia has issued its first driver's licenses to 10 women ahead of June 24, when the Kingdom's due to end the world's only ban on women drivers.
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Middle East   10 women get their licenses ahead of June 24
Officials expect another 2,000 women to seek licenses in the coming week, according to a news release from the country's Ministry of Media.

The announcement comes three weeks before a ban on women driving is set to be lifted following Saudi King Salman's decision last year to allow women to drive .