For the first time in Saudi Arabia, the largest country in the Arab Middle East which is known for being very conservative , women can now vote and even run for elections. This comes as a surprise because this is a country where there are many restrictions normally imposed on women. The announcement was made by King Abdullah in a televised speech. The reigning King's effort to bring about reformation in women's rights in the country should be greatly applauded. Hopefully, this should bring about similar changes in other parts of the world where the light at the end of the tunnel is yet to be seen.