PRI's The World

The Beatles' "Drive My Car" arranged by cellist Naseem Alatrash featuring vocalist Nano Raies. The interpretation is being released on the weekend Saudi Arabia lifts the ban on women driving. The group was given the name Nano and the 6-2-4 to reference the date Saudi women receive the right to drive.

This project was done in collaboration with the Berklee College of Music.

“Drive My Car" (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

Across Women's Lives

My Red Light in Amsterdam is almost entirely run by former or current sex workers. And it's designed to ensure that those who rent rooms there aren't being trafficked or exploited. But some maintain that the work itself is inherently exploitative.

Today, the group has 61 members — women who are HIV-positive, widows, single mothers, women who face domestic abuse, former abductees who lost their limbs or still live with bullet wounds and women whose children were abducted during the conflict, with some of them never returning.

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Inside the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemenis hear explosions — large ones from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes and smaller booms from local fighters' rocket-propelled grenades. As the battle moves closer to the city, we hear from residents, humanitarian organizations and the UAE ambassador to the US.