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A dump truck driver in Saudi Arabia with his empty bed sticking in the air learns a hard lesson about overhead signage clearance on overpasses.

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Crude oil supplies are on pace to reach their longest surplus since 1985 and are just one quarter away from meeting the previous six-quarter record set in 1997 and 1998.

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Saudi Arabia the only country in the world to ban female drivers

Two women who were detained at the border of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia had their detentions extended by at least 25 more days Sunday for the crime of "driving while female."

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If you haven't noticed, it has been a little cheaper to fill up at the gas station for the last few weeks. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the current national average cost for a gallon of gasoline is $3.299. That's down about a nickel from the previous week and around seven cents lower than this time last year. It doesn't look like this is just a temporary blip either because there's a strong possibility that Saudi Arabia may compel OPEC for lower oil prices for the near

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When it comes to global oil production, Saudi Arabia is one of the absolute leaders, producing nearly 10 million barrels of crude every day. That means it can offer its citizens gas prices of about 45 cents per gallon. Despite this remarkably low price, though, the controversial, monarchical Middle Eastern country has just announced a series of reforms for the auto industry that will see American/European/Chinese-style fleet fuel efficiency standards come into effect.

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The ongoing battle between ethanol supporters and Big Oil is headed to Saudi Arabia. Two biofuel supporters, Americans United For Change (AUFC) and VoteVets.org, released a new video today targeting "The Kingdom" for its support of the American Petroleum Institute (API). More interesting, the AUFC and VoteVets say that the API's anti-ethanol "smear campaign" TV ads are funded by Saudi Oil Money. In other words, the gloves are coming off.

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The man known as 'The King of Nazeem Neighborhood' narrowly avoided the death penalty

An illegal street stunt driver known as 'The King of Nazeem Neighborhood' was sentenced to ten years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a lifetime driving ban Tuesday on charges of reckless driving.

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The Empty Quarter of the Arabian peninsula is one of the harshest terrains on the planet. It's the second largest desert in the world, with temperatures regularly exceeding 122 degrees Fahrenheit. And that's just the landscape which Land Rover has conquered with the new Range Rover Sport.

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Only one woman ticketed during protest

More than 60 women across Saudi Arabia claimed they drove cars Saturday in defiance of a ban keeping them from getting behind the wheel, facing little protest by police in their push for easing restrictions on women in the kingdom.

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In Saudi Arabia, where only men can earn a driver's license, a conservative cleric is drawing criticism for saying that women risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems if they drive, The Guardian reports.

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Saudi Arabian women to defy driving ban October 26

A Saudi Arabian cleric told a Saudi news outlet that driving does damage to women's ovaries and pelvises, and that by driving they risk giving birth to children with 'clinical problems.'

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Footage of drivers drifting on two wheels made the news Thursday

NBC has the 411 on a new crazy driving stunt that all the kids in Saudi Arabia are trying called 'sidewalk skiing'. Also known as 'arab drift' the stunt isn't actually all that new

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The Middle East is one of the fastest-growing markets for Land Rover, so it makes sense that the automaker is looking to set up shop in the region. According to Automotive News, Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with the people of Saudi Arabia to build a factory in the country at an expected initial cost of $1.2 billion. Still in the early stage of talks, the proposed facility could start up by 2017 using locally sourced materials such as steel and aluminum.

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Prince says move 'very good for the world'

Saudi Arabia is the world's top producer of oil, extracting approximately 11.6 million barrels every day. The oil takes care of approximately two-thirds of the kingdom's own energy needs and is the lynchpin of the country's lucrative exports.

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Computer hackers have moved beyond the U.S. military to cyber attack another enemy: Big Oil.

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We're not going to pretend that everything American kids do with their cars makes sense. Ghost riding, tray sliding and soaping sayings like "Sexy Seniors 2012 XOXOXO!!!" on car windows comes to mind. To be young and a car owner (or car borrower, in the case of most kids) often means doing strange and stupid stuff with your ride, and this rite of passage appears to cross all cultures.

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Authorities will carry out sentence in gruesome fashion

A driver who killed two bystanders while performing a stunt has received a death sentence from Saudi Arabian authorities. The driver, known as Mutannish in court records, will be beheaded.

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A Saudi man in his thirties, identified by the name Mutannish in reports, has been sentenced to death for causing two onlookers to die during a driving demonstration of Hagwalah – one of the wild displays of drifting we're used to seeing from that part of the world. During the show, two were killed when a person in the audience was hit and fell onto another. The driver then sped off, failing to provide any assistance. His sentence was likely influenced by the fact that he went into hiding

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As a genre, automotive journalists have seen (and done) some pretty stupid things done in some pretty stupid cars. Collectively, we've been airborne in more vehicles than are worth counting, roasted enough tires to make Al Gore weep, and generally made asses of ourselves on closed-course manufacturer track days. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

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Here in the U.S., garbage trucks are mainly for picking up, crushing and dumping trash. The same garbage trucks roles no doubt apply in Saudi Arabia, except when the trash hauler doubles as a crowd-pleasing stunt car.

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The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a tenuous one. For better or worse, it usually involves the American government siding with the Saudi royal family – arguably at the expense of the people over which the latter rule. But this time, the roles have changed, with U.S. lawmakers taking up a cause championed by social activists on the street (quite literally) against the nation's historically conservative government and social mores.

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