The conservative kingdom was the only country left in the world where women were prohibited from driving, a restriction that resulted in some families having to hire chauffeurs for female relatives. "It's so natural for her to drive and get her insurance and everything, whereas it was extremely hard for us", Bakr said on Sunday when her niece drove to visit her.
Minutes after midnight, women in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh and many other cities steered their cars through streets in a move that is being hailed as a historic moment. "I am glad to see such progress, empowering women to be more involved in this development".
"I believe today is not just celebrating the new era of women starting to drive, it's also the birth of women in motorsport in Saudi Arabia", she said.
Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, which is the authorised distributor for Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia, said it had deployed nearly 100 female front-line staff in their showrooms to advise women who are looking for a new motor.
Loujain al-Hathloul is one of six women jailed since mid-May for their activism - a month before the Saudi Government promised to lift the ban on women driving.
One cleric claimed women were not smart enough to drive, while another warned that those who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems.
A handful of driving schools for women were subsequently permitted to open in cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah.
Saudia Arabia's transformation, including allowing women greater freedoms and equality, may be essential to its economy.
The move has been linked to a far-reaching liberalisation campaign being driven by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the King's 32-year-old son. Many haven't had a chance to take the gender-segregated driving courses that were first offered to women only a few months ago.
Authorities have said that nine of 17 arrested people remain in prison, accused of undermining the kingdom's security and aiding enemies of the state.
But there also poignant social media messages from prominent women's rights campaigners who called for fellow activists who were recently detained to be released.
State-backed newspapers have published front-page pictures of some of the activists with the word "traitor" stamped across them in red.
Across the street, her neighbour had just arrived home with two bags of groceries.
Amnesty International said on Friday that al-Hathloul, as well as at least seven other activists, are now behind bars facing lengthy prison sentences.
"It feels handsome. It was a dream for us so when it happens in reality, I am between belief and disbelief- between a feeling of joy and astonishment", said Mabkhoutah al-Mari as she pulled up to order a drive-thru coffee on her drive to work.
Even some of the prince's ardent supporters have labelled the crackdown a "mistake".
After more than 60 years spent stuck in the passenger seat, the Gulf kingdom's 15.1 million women can finally take control of the steering wheel when the ban on female drivers is lifted.
Today, June 21, is summer solstice and in the United Kingdom , the exact time of the solstice is 11.07am. People enjoy an afternoon along the boardwalk at Coney Island on a hot day on June 14 in New York City.
E3 2018 coverage at Giant Bomb : Still more commentary and news from E3, from our colleagues at Giant Bomb. It's not clear if this is really the full game, but it's still pretty remarkable that Bethesda did it.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added his voice to the James situation and specifically the possibility of him with the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers had a formidable starting frontcourt last season with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez.
Fans celebrate Mexico's win against Germany as they watched it on an outdoor screen in Mexico City's Zocalo on June 17. Attention now turns to England as they prepare for their opening World Cup fixture against Tunisia on Monday.
Trump said the tariffs to get common items back into Canada are so high that Canadians have to smuggle footwear into the country . On July 6th, both the US and China will impose 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese and USA imports, respectively.
That should make it an easier day for Suarez, who has 51 worldwide goals and is Uruguay's all-time top scorer. Iran gave up only three goals, two in the last match after it had already qualified for the World Cup .
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He said the pursuit was the result of "good police work", and gave his support for the construction of a border wall . The sheriff said he hadn't spoken to Border Patrol on the exact cause of the pursuit and nature of the crash.
The two leaders met on Tuesday, signing a brief declaration on denuclearisation and reducing tensions. The statement made clear that Pyongyang was expecting USA concessions before any moves by the North.
The Safety Car was deployed in order to clear the wreckage while stewards opted to take no further action against either driver . Bottas finished second for the fourth time in seven races. "I think they've waited long enough for Ferrari to do well here".
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The statement said: "We have not, and will not, agree to the House of Commons binding the government's hands in the negotiations". Anti-Brexit MPs had argued that removing the no-deal outcome was necessary for the vote to be a meaningful one.
Kathleen Wynne , the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and the first openly gay premier in Canada, will step down from her post. People are exhausted and resources are thin following the campaign, he said, and the party would do better to bide its time.
Senegal's 2-1 victory against Poland saw the end of the first round of the group stages and we have seen a lot already. The forward trained with his team-mates in Sochi on Tuesday but hobbled away from the session after only 15 minutes.
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Over the past few decades, computer software programs have vastly improved the art of line-drawing for partisan advantage. In 2004, Kennedy hinted that he might be willing to limit partisan gerrymandering under the First Amendment.
Chelsea and Villarreal are reportedly set to go head-to-head in the race to sign Napoli centre-back Raul Albiol . Chelsea have agreed compensation terms with manager Antonio Conte and his backroom staff.
Before attempting the carjackings, Tumwater Police said the suspect went into the Walmart and fired at a display case. When the suspect got outside, he tried to steal a auto , but the man who was inside resisted and was shot.
Louis and surrounding areas will have to deal with risky heat through the Father's Day weekend into early next week . Enfield Public Schools announced on Friday that due to the excessive heat on Monday , they are planning a half day.
The match was pretty much all Brazil from the beginning, but outside of its lone goal, the ball just didn't want to go in. Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead in the 20th minute with a volley that bounced in off the right post.
Democrats fired back, with top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi calling the Republican proposal "simply unworthy of America". DHS said between April 19 and May 31, there were 1,995 children separated from 1,940 adults at the southwest border.
White House staff said Trump's seat-of-the-pants changes on the day of the summit undercut their plans to roll out the agreement. The president also said returning a military salute to a North Korean three-star general was being respectful.