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    Report: Saudi Arabia may institute higher fuel economy standards; keep 45-cent/gallon gas

    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 ...

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    Official: Range Rover Sport claims record for crossing Arabia's Empty Quarter

    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 50 degrees celcius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). And that's just the landscape which Land Rover has conquered with the new Range ...

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    Report: Saudi cleric under fire after saying women risk hurting ovaries if they drive

    In Saudi Arabia, where only men can earn a driver's licence, 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. The cleric, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, made the ...

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    Video: Free Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG given to UAE man for being too handsome [w/video]

    Traditionally, the key to a man's heart has been through his stomach, or so the old wives' tale goes. But the key to a brand-spanking new Mercedes Benz G55 AMG could also unlock a man's heart - and this belief has been exercised by a Saudi Arabian woman who gifted a copy of AMG's finest ...

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    Report: Jaguar Land Rover may build factory in Saudi Arabia

    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 ...

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    Video: Watch Saudi Drifters Chase Away Police

    Looks like the tables were turned in this odd police pursuit, as an officer is promptly chased away by the very intimidating Saudi street drifters he was supposed to reprimand (or even sentence to beheading). The poor police officer gets in way over his head when spectators turn on him and start ...

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    Featured: Why are Saudi youths mounting cars on bricks?

    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 ...

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    Report: Saudi man sentenced to beheading by sword for joyriding deaths

    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 ...

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    Video: Bizzare Race: Ostrich vs. Car on streets of Saudi Arabia

    Over many years in the auto industry I've witnessed hundreds if not thousands of races, but never one quite like this! Although details are scarce, we came across this wild video footage of an Ostrich (yes, the giant bird!) running aimlessly in the streets of Saudi Arabia. It seems this bad bird ...

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    Middle East drifting daredevils go beyond the bounds of sanity... in family sedans

    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 ...