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The law may be changing, but attitudes may be slower to adjust.

The law may be changing, but attitudes may be slower to adjust.

Followup

"You can not empower women to become anything in your country if she still needs a man's permission"

"You can not empower women to become anything in your country if she still needs a man's permission"

Official

It will still take some time to implement this reversal of the driving ban for women.

ETC

Women's rights continue to grow in Saudi Arabia.

Report

We're just gonna keep burning gas, apparently.

Optimism or head-in-sand?

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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.

Report

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.

Followup

Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to production-level freeze

Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to hold production to January's near-record output, but with Iran's production ramping up, the effect on prices could be minimal. Still, we worry.

Open Road

AQ Racing provides mechanical services for drag, drift and race cars. Based in Saudi Arabia it is not only an uncommon workshop, but almost an entirely unique concept in the country.

Video

Another driver uploaded a video last week of a youngster driving the family car down a crowded freeway with an older man in the passenger seat.

Video

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.

Report

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.

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."

Report

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.

Video

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.

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.

Official

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.

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.

Report

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.