The shock announcement is part of Saudi Arabia's ambitious reform push aimed at adapting to a post-oil era and improving a global reputation battered by its human rights record.
Saudi state TV said that the rollout of the changes would take until June 2018.
"If last week's national day celebrations in which women were allowed to enter stadiums in anything to go by, the opposition is likely to be limited to protests on social media". Women may have to get the permission of their male "guardians" to drive, as they do for many major activities in their life.
Saudi women rejoiced at their historic new freedom to drive on Wednesday, with some taking to the roads even though licences will not be issued for another nine months.
Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, had been widely criticised for being the only country in the world that barred female motorists, a tradition seen by rights activists as emblematic of Riyadh's repression of women.
Those arrests were not directly related to the driving ban, but apparently to an ongoing crisis with Gulf rival Qatar, said Jane Kinninmont from London-based Chatham House.
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The momentum to change the policy picked up in recent years with the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed Salman, the king's 32-year-old son, who has laid out a far-reaching plan to overhaul the kingdom's economy and society.
"My vehicle is still there, the one I drove". The biggest issue may be winning the approval of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi clerics, the most conservative of the Islamic faith.
The decision was met with jubilation from Saudi women and from around the world. It was unclear whether women would require their guardian's permission to apply for driving licences.
Given the driving ban, women have recently begun to rely on ride-hailing apps like Uber, which have facilitated their entry into the workforce, and decreased their dependency on men to chauffeur them.
The right to drive is a seriously hard-won battle that Saudi Arabia's women should properly celebrate.
The decree added that the majority of the Council of Senior Scholars - the kingdom's top clerical body, whose members are appointed by the king - had agreed that the government could allow women to drive if done in accordance with syariah law. President Trump has commended the kingdom's decision to affirm the right of women to drive in the country. Ms. Al-Sharif, for example, is a cybersecurity expert who once worked at the state-owned Saudi Aramco before she became fed up and moved to Australia.
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Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. Raising the consumption tax to 10% from 8% would bring in more than 5 trillion yen of extra revenue, according to estimates.
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On Thursday, metal detectors and additional school security officers will be made available for random screenings at the school. Barnabas Hospital and the 16-year-old was fighting for his life there, sources said.
Police and the military had also battled various demonstrators in different towns, leading to the arrest of several people. At least two female MPs had to be removed from the chamber after collapsing, a Reuters journalist on the scene reported.
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USA stocks finished mixed on Tuesday, as investors digested the latest remarks from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen . Speculators' net short bets on the USA dollar grew in the latest week to the highest total since January 2013.
Outside of the hall where the event was held, roughly 100 students and faculty members protested Sessions' presence on campus. American higher education, he said, "is transforming into an echo chamber of political correctness and homogeneous thought".
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