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In pictures: Saudi Arabian women celebrate driving for the first time in the kingdom

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from June 24 ending the worlds only ban on female motorists a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists. The move which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the ban is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's wideranging reform drive to modernise the kingdom.