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Women's rights continue to grow in Saudi Arabia.

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas mints another one-two at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as well as a new World Champion.

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A trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi may take just 12 minutes.

This high-speed tube system can push transportation pods as fast as 750 miles per hour, twice as fast as a high-speed train.

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Mad Max goes to war in Iraq.

There's armor for protection, guns and rocket launchers for attack, and flat black paint for psychological warfare.

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We're just gonna keep burning gas, apparently.

Optimism or head-in-sand?

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The Navy called Iran's actions "unsafe and unprofessional."

Iran defended its actions, saying they'll warn and then confront any nation that enters its territorial waters.

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Gotta collect 'em all.

Although the pair are both fitted with the company's W16 engine, they may not even be road worthy.

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The Washington Post published a story this week about the one place Saudi women can get behind the wheel – an amusement park.

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Dubai's Z Tires teamed with a Chinese tire factory to produce a set of blinged-out, gold embellished, diamond encrusted tires that sold for a cool $600,000.

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An epidemic of street racing on Dubai's desert highways prompted local police to impound 81 vehicles and levy five-figure fines.

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Hyundai to Europe: Hold your Equuses.

Genesis will be in North America, China, South Korea, and the Middle East, but a lack of powertrains will hold up the European launch.

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The bath-like water of the Persian Gulf is leading to electrical problems in the ships' turbines.

The British Royal Navy's six Type 45 destroyers are among the most advanced on the planet, and they're currently being foiled by warm waters of the Gulf.

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"Even the Americans are not interested in buying such cars because of their weight and high fuel consumption," Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei declared.

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Dubai's Autonomous Transportation Strategy shifts 25 percent of transport to autonomous driving by 2030.

Dubai wants autonomous transportation to make up 25 percent of trips in the city by 2030, saving $6 billion a year.

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Vehicles for use in terror attacks are reportedly being developed in Raqqa.

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Low oil prices could run the country dry in five years.

A new plan called Vision 2030 includes selling a portion of the state-owned oil company Aramco.

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If you have to ask, one's listed at $3m.

Want to get your hands on a LaFerrari? Head over to Dubai, where we've found two examples up for sale. Better bring a lot of Emirati Dirham.

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A 30-degree slide at 190 mph. Oh my.

Nissan destroyed the previous record for world's fastest drift, with Guinness recording a 190-mph slide by Japanese drift master Masato Kawabata.

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Russia wants to sell Iran Sukhoi Su-30 fighters and T-90 tanks, but the United States says such an agreement requires the approval of the UN Security Council.

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The 2016 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix did a good job of showing us the worst of F1 - the inability to make the best decisions for the sport, the best of F1 - midfield teams fighting the whole race with lots of passing and good tidings for the future, and the same old F1 - silver cars at the front of the field.

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Meet Yousef.

This is a short bio on Yousef, his experience in the sport, what he has learned from it, and his contributions back to the sport that he loves.

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