Before the Formula One French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Aseel Al-Hamad became one of the first Saudi women to drive a car to celebrate the end of the ban on women driving in the Gulf kingdom. And she did it behind the wheel of a 2012 Renault F1 car.
Happy motherfuckin’ International Women’s Day, friends! Here’s some wonderful news for today: Women, who will finally, legally be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia in June, are signing up for their first-ever driving lessons to prepare for the event.
Despite escalating tensions, a wave of political turnover on Saturday, and a tweet from The Jerusalem Post claiming Lebanon has declared war on Saudi Arabia, no official war declaration has been made—yet.
Recently, Saudi Arabia announced that it would lift the much-criticized ban on female drivers by next June. It was an awesome move, and about time, too! Except that it seems like barely any time has passed before you have some dumbass already trying to fuck things up.
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By next June, women in Saudi Arabia will legally be able to drive—a long-sought change that the country announced Tuesday on state television.
Just one week after President Donald Trump accused the country of funding terrorism, the United States has agreed to sell Qatar $12 billion worth of F-15s.
President Donald Trump made a really, really big deal out of his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, where he announced a $110 billion arms agreement. But the list of weapons to potentially to be sold—it’s not official until the State Department and Congress approves—was not exactly clear and lacking in details. Now we know…
President Donald Trump is celebrating a ten-year, $350 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia he announced over the weekend during his visit in Riyadh; $110 billion of that figure will take affect immediately. Here’s what $110 billion dollars in nothing but the finest American weapons gets you these says.
A Ford Mustang just can’t help raising a ruckus, can it? At least this time the egregious tire-shredding was for a good cause, instead of straight for an innocent crowd of bystanders.
Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud is a lot of names for one guy, but this one guy is a Saudi prince, the 41st richest person in the world, and was called the “Arabian Warren Buffet” by Time. And now the Prince is saying that Saudi Arabia needs to wise up and let women drive. So get with it, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s government bans women from driving. But Saudi Arabia’s women have found a way around it: bumper cars.
What happens when you combine dry soil, heaps of rain, and a low-lying highway? Well, the rain gets repelled by the dry dirt, and gravity sends it downhill toward the highway, ultimately creating a violent river in only a matter of seconds.
Saudi Arabia has been looking for ways to increase its involvement in Syria with plans ranging from a full-on ground war to just sending jets to Turkey. As Russia escalates it bombardment of groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Saudi Foreign Minister floated the idea of arming rebels with…
The price of a barrel of crude oil briefly jumped this morning, on news that Russia and Saudi Arabia (joined by Venezuela and Qatar) tentatively agreed to a cap on oil production. Don’t expect the price of your average gallon of gasoline to go up, however, thanks to an ages-old dilemma.
Changes are already underway following Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s attempt to reboot the anti-ISIS coalition while in Brussels. Saudi fighter jets will be heading to Turkey, and a Turkish-Saudi ground offensive in Syria looks like it could be a real possibility—an idea that Russia despises.
Some good news came to Ukraine’s famous, albeit struggling aircraft manufacturer, Antonov, today. Saudi Arabia has announced that they are going to purchase 30 of the company’s new AN-178 jet transports. This is the first military order for the type and the largest single order to date.
It was announced yesterday that Saudi Arabia wants to purchase four extremely up-gunned Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The deal will be worth $11.25 billion including weapons and support. This will also be the first export sale for the troubled LCS program, and these Saudi ships will be far more capable…
The Russian-French Mistral Class helicopter carrier saga has been a long and rocky one. Originally the two amphibious assault ships were built for Russia, with many Russian combat systems installed, but France denied delivery after Russia seized Crimea a year and a half ago. Since then, many potential customers have…
“Hello, yes, is this Mercedes-Benz? I’d like a million S-Classes please. Wait, no. A billion. A billion S-Classes. In black. Identical. Put whatever wheels you want on them. And make sure they got good suspension because they’re going on a plane.”