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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund interested in Tesla rival - report

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) is reportedly in talks to make a significant investment in startup electric car maker Lucid. Sources, who have requested anonymity, have told Reuters the two parties have already drawn up a term sheet, which could see the sovereign wealth fund gaining a majority shareholding in the budding automaker...

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Saudi female driving activist gets behind the wheel
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Saudi female driving activist gets behind the wheel

Prominent women's rights activist Sahar Hasan Nasif has been given a brand new Mustang GT to celebrate the fact female drivers are finally able to get behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia. Nasif is a retired English literature professor, and a vocal campaigner for the right to drive. She was arrested in 2013 after she posted a video of herself driving around illegally...


Saudi Arabian ban on female driving lifted
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Saudi Arabian ban on female driving lifted

Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive themselves, after the nation's ban on female drivers lifted over the weekend. A royal decree issued by King Salman in September – but reportedly pushed by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the lead up – lifted the world's last ban on women driving, but the new rules didn't come into force until Sunday, June 24...


Saudi Arabia finally lifting ban on women driving
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Saudi Arabia finally lifting ban on women driving

Saudi Arabia will finally lift its oppressive, and bravely protested, driving ban on women, by royal decree from King Salman. The decree comes less than two years after Saudi women were first allowed to vote, in municipal elections. According to the BBC, government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018...


Saudi women to protest national driving ban
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Saudi women to protest national driving ban

Women in Saudi Arabia are planning to take to the roads on October 26 in protest of the country's ban on female drivers. An online petition has attracted more than 15,700 signatures since being launched less than four weeks ago, with many men also supporting the cause. The protest comes after Eman al-Nafjan, a Saudi woman whose blog has called for women to defy the driving ban, was detained in Riyadh last Thursday...


King Abdullah saves Saudi woman from sentence of 10 lashes for driving
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King Abdullah saves Saudi woman from sentence of 10 lashes for driving

The King of Saudi Arabia has spared a woman who was sentenced to be whipped 10 times after she was caught driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Shaima Jastaina, a Saudi citizen in her 30s, was set to become the first woman legally punished for driving after a court in Jeddah ruled against her on Monday...