1. Middle East

    Saudi Arabia to Try Woman for Driving

    Saudi women board a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

    Hassan Ammar / AP Photo

    Not long after Saudi Arabia announced plans to let women vote in 2015, the kingdom will try a female activist who defied the its ban on women drivers. Najalaa Harriri was summoned to court and ordered to stand trial in a month, according to the Associated Press. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving.

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