Ghunaim said Tuesday's royal decree would ultimately help low-income families who now struggle to meet the financial burden of hiring drivers.
Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to restrict women from driving.
British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed it as an "important step towards gender equality".
Saudi Arabia's latest move comes as the ultra-conservative kingdom works to improve its image and the perception of its human rights record in the United States and the West.
The decision, which was signed by King Salman, said that women would be permitted to drive "in accordance with Islamic law". Youssef, who is a professor at King Saud University, further told the news agency that women will continue to push for an end to male guardianship laws that still remain in place, which give male relatives the final say on issues like the right of women to travel overseas, obtain a passport and marry. Sharif, who now lives in Australia, was imprisoned in Saudi Arabia in 2011 after sharing a video on YouTube featuring her driving.
The decision has overturned a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom, the New York Timesreported.
To leave their house and travel in public, women must also obtain the permission of a male guardian. Many working Saudi women spend much of their salaries on drivers or must be driven to work by male relatives.
Unlike previous rulers, he has shown a willingness to tackle entrenched Saudi taboos, and is seen as catering to the aspirations of youth with an array of entertainment options and promoting more women in the workforce.
The Islamic clerics said that King Salman bin Abdulaziz made the right and proper decisions based on the interest of the citizens.
"The reign of puritanical Islam is over". Women often are asked to have the written permission of man to rent an apartment, buy a auto or open a bank account.
"The police will need to be trained to interact with women in a way they rarely do in a society where men and women who are not related rarely interact", the report noted.
He also said that the country's security forces were "ready to apply" traffic laws to men and women.
On Saturday, women were welcomed into a sports stadium for the first time to celebrate the countrys national day and in June, the Ministry of Education declared female students would have access to physical education in the coming school year.
"In this big occasion, we feel that the kingdom became a State mattering with pioneer's role both for the level regional and worldwide", said the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a speech. After driving around the Saudi capital, Riyadh, the women were arrested, and some lost their jobs.
Already viewed as the de facto ruler controlling all the major levers of government, Prince Mohammed, 32, is seen as stamping out internal dissent before any formal transfer of power from his 81-year-old father.
If you drive around Watertown, gas prices are sitting around $2.75 a gallon - down about three cents from last week. But most of those refineries have since reopened and only about 5 percent of the nation's capacity remains offline.
Rohingyas are minority Muslims in western Myanmar who have faced persecution in their country and fled to India and Bangladesh. That is because the Rohingyas are "illegal migrants" in India but "refugees" in Bangladesh, he points out.
The official exclusion zone extends 12 kilometers from Mount Agung , which is based on last time the volcano erupted in 1963. Many Indonesians live close to volcanoes because the lava flows can make the surrounding land and soil fertile for farming.
On Friday, Iran unveiled a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and much of the Middle East, drawing anger from the US. Iran's state media showed video on Saturday of the successful test-launch, saying the missile had a range of 2000km.
The Buccaneers' rushing attack was more persistent than explosive in the opener, racking up 117 yards but just 3.4 per carry. The 29-year-old did not play last week in the Vikings' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers due to the same problem.
Burjeel Hospital representatives and the family's former press team did not respond to questions sent by emails Monday. Al Arabiya notes she turned 37 earlier this month and was permitted to eat ice cream as part of the celebration.
McCain's rejection of the Graham-Cassidy proposal effectively ends the party's chances at repealing Obamacare - for now. Republican Senate leadership can only afford to lose two votes to pass Graham-Cassidy before 30 September.
The British television series " Black Mirror " won two awards for its popular " San Junipero " episode. Brown is the victor of Emmy Award for best actor in a drama series for his role in " This Is Us ".
China's Earthquake Administration said the quake was not a nuclear explosion and had the characteristics of a natural tremor. North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency published articles Saturday with comments slamming Trump.
Energy Information Administration , both hurricanes led to higher than average gas prices over the last couple of weeks. Alaska, California, Hawaii, Montana and Utah saw average prices rise slightly, but should see relief in the weeks ahead.
Yung declined to speculate on how the code appeared in CCleaner or where the attack originated from. The affected versions of the software are CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3191.
United States imposes huge tariff on Bombardier aircraft
In response, an interim tariff of 219.63 per cent has been proposed on the import of Bombardier's C-Series jet to the US. In a statement Bombardier said: "We strongly disagree with the commerce department's preliminary decision".
Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers
A committee will be formed to look into how to implement the new order, which is slated to come into effect in June 2018. Others argued that allowing women to drive would lead to promiscuity and the collapse of the Saudi family.
CBS, Fox Will Air National Anthem Live Ahead of NFL Games Sunday
Now the leader of the country is telling citizens directly to stop watching football. "It's not that they're protesting", he said. Overnight ratings for the telecast fell to a 11.6 rating for the game where the New York Giants defeated the Oakland Raiders.
US bombers stage North Korea show of force
On Friday, Trump kept up his verbal fusillade against Kim, tweeting that Kim is a "madman" who will be "tested like never before". Ri did not respond on Saturday when asked by reporters whether North Korea had conducted a new nuclear test.
Death threats as Catalan referendum debate turns ugly
Police said up to 40,000 people gathered outside the devolved government's economy ministry in the city, which was searched. A pro-independence group says that about 2,500 supporters were attending the protest in Hospitalet.