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During the late 20th and early 21st centuries, women ' s rights in Saudi Arabia have been severely limited in comparison to the rights of women in many of its neighboring countries due to the strict
Saudi Arabia has issued driving licences to women for the first time in decades just weeks before a ban on female drivers is lifted. Ten women swapped their foreign licences for Saudi ones on Monday in cities across the country. However, women ' s rights activists have complained of a new crackdown.
Saudi Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia with a large focus on the role of women. The kingdom is the last country that denies women the freedom to drive, but that won't be for long. "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell went to the world's largest all-female university in Riyadh, where Saudi women are test-driving their freedom. Dr. Ruba Alzuhairi is studying to become a surgeon, but she's also studying for her driver's license. She is one of the women paving the way at the driving school at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University – Saudi Arabia's first driving school for women.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is making unprecedented changes in Saudi Arabia with a large focus on the role of women . She is one of the women paving the way at the driving school at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University – Saudi Arabia ' s first driving school for women .
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is making unprecedented changes in Saudi Arabia with a large focus on She is one of the women paving the way at the driving school at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University – Saudi Arabia ' s first driving school for women . Inside Apollo 11.
"This will also decrease some of the cost that I'm paying on taxis, on a driver. This will help me be independent," Alzuhairi said.
"This is a small change, but it's a significant impact on our society," said another woman studying there. She says men are "significantly positive" about the idea. "That's why it's the right timing. Back in 2011 and 2013 there was negative reaction." What's changed? "The whole society," says another woman.
Starting in June, women above the age of 18 . Wearing abayas – traditional garments they wear in public – Saudi women are now learning to drive at special facilities. Like the other instructors, Dr. Deema Alsekait has a driver's license from living abroad. Hers is from the state of Virginia. Saudi leaders lifted the driving ban in part to boost women's participation in the workforce as the economy diversifies away from oil. "I can't wait. I'm so happy to be a part of it," Alsekait said. But challenges remain.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become the most influential Arab leader of a generation.Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become the most influential Arab leader of a generation. His father, King Salman, named him heir to the throne just nine months ago, a move that could shape the direction of Saudi Arabia—and the Middle East—for decades to come. And as Norah O'Donnell reports this week on 60 Minutes, Crown Prince Mohammed is already enacting changes that are rippling throughout Saudi society.
Saudi Arabia has issued driving licences to women for the first time in decades just weeks before a ban on female drivers is lifted. Ten women swapped their foreign licences for Saudi ones on Monday in cities across the country. However, women ' s rights activists have complained of a new crackdown
Saudi Arabia has issued its first driving licences for women three weeks before it ends the world’ s So many now want to learn to drive that schools have been recruiting teachers abroad, and there are Although Saudi law has never explicitly banned women from driving, they were not eligible for
"We have two obstacles facing women here in our country. Transportation and child care. And we try from this school to solve these two problems," said Dr. Huda Alameel, director of Princess Nora University.
Those solutions include a nursery and a traffic village for older children. The lesson? That it's normal for girls to drive. Much has changed for Saudi women, who are entering new professions and graduating from universities in record numbers.
Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud is championing women's rights and she says driving is part of a bigger vision.
"To envisage change, you actually have to have a sense of where you'd like to go…. We would like women to have the opportunity for mobility, for decision-making, and for social integration. Today, mobility, June is going to be pretty much resolved," Princess Reema said. "Every and any woman will tell you, 'I want more, and I want it right now.' The issue is, right now for me is tomorrow for somebody else. So how do I make sure we all get to where we need to go together? That's actually a more difficult conversation than you would actually believe."
Driving, as one student put it, is just a "quick win." "It's not everything," she said. "It's progress. The trajectory now is just going forward and not backwards."
But the women agree they are witnessing history – and they're taking part in it.
"We're the ones that are going to tell our grandkids about it, that we lived through this."
Watch O'Donnell's full "60 Minutes" interview with the country's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Sunday, March 18, 2018, two days before the young Saudi leader is to meet with President Donald Trump.
In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel .
Air India launched on Thursday the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace, a sign of a behind-the-scenes improvement in ties between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state. Flight AI 139 landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport about 30 minutes after its scheduled arrival time of 1945 GMT."This is a historic moment," Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz told AFP on the tarmac as the Boeing Dreamliner rolled to a halt."It is the first time that there is an official connection between the state of Israel and Saudi Arabia," he said in Hebrew.