Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, much to the joy of activists.

The gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving.

Until now, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined.

Praise for the move has been pouring in from inside the Saudi kingdom, as well as around the world.

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres said the move was a positive step towards promoting women’s rights.

The country’s US Ambassador, Prince Khaled Bin Salman, confirmed that women would not have to get male permission to take driving lessons, and would be able to drive anywhere they liked.

Source – BBC