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Women drivers will boost petrol demand, says Saudi oil minister

Women drivers will boost petrol demand, says Saudi oil minister

The end of Saudi Arabia’s driving ban for women will have an impact on the economy and gasoline consumption, the energy minister said.

On Sunday the kingdom ending its status as the only country in the world to ban half the population from getting behind the wheel.

“There will be more cars on the road,” Khalid Al-Falih said in Vienna, where he was

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Saudi Arabian women celebrate driving in the kingdom for the first time

Saudi Arabian women celebrate driving in the kingdom for the first time

Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades Sunday, as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.

The move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's wide-ranging drive to modernise the kingdom - but it has coincided

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BeoutQ accused of illegal broadcasts of Formula 1

BeoutQ accused of illegal broadcasts of Formula 1

Formula 1 has accused BeoutQ of illegally transmitting content from the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship in the Middle East and North Africa, just over a week after it was similarly accused of illegally transmitting the FIFA World Cup.

In a statement, Formula 1 said that “beoutQ has not acquired any rights from Formula 1 to transmit c

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Kushner says Middle East peace plan imminent

Kushner says Middle East peace plan imminent

Donald Trump plans to publicly release a Middle East peace plan soon even though the US has ceased communication with Palestinian leaders, the president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said Sunday in an interview with a Palestinian newspaper.

“If President Abbas is willing to come back to the table, we are ready to engage; if he is not, we w

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End of driving ban to boost Saudi women's economic role

End of driving ban to boost Saudi women's economic role

The end of a decades-old female driving ban is expected to bring an economic windfall for millions of Saudi women, making it easier for them to work and do business.

Taghreed Ghazala, who owns a chain of beauty salons, sees the move as a huge step forward for businesswomen like her in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

"I have many drivers that I pay

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