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Formula E’s First Night Race Will Be In Saudi Arabia

While night races are a favorite among fans of pretty much every motorsport discipline, Formula E has wrapped up six seasons without having run after dark. The reason is pretty simple: The series is dedicated to being eco-friendly, and few things are quite as wasteful as turning on a ton of lights just for fast […]

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Report: Saudi Arabian Investors To Acquire Stake In SNK

In 2015, Osaka-based game company SNK was acquired by Chinese investors. Now, it seems, the company has new investors.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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An All-American Team Is Going To Take On Dakar With This Factory-Backed Polaris

The SSV class at the 2021 running of the Dakar Rally is in for an all-American assault with the Polaris-supported entries of Craig Scanlon, Wayne Matlock, and Kristen Matlock. A trio of RZR Pro XPs will blast across the Saudi desert. This is the first time the company has provided factory support for the Dakar […]

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Diving Into Amnesty International’s Sportswashing Criticisms About F1’s Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Formula One announcing its provisional schedule with addition of a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia has not been particularly well-received across the board—and it has resulted in Amnesty International condemning F1 for “sportswashing” the country. But that’s not the only viewpoint.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Diving Into Amnesty International’s Sportswashing Criticisms About F1’s Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Formula One announcing its provisional schedule with addition of a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia has not been particularly well-received across the board—and it has resulted in Amnesty International condemning F1 for “sportswashing” the country. But that’s not the only viewpoint.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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F1’s 23-Race 2021 Calendar Faces Opposition From Environmentalists And Amnesty International

The 2020 season of Formula One was originally planned to be a record-setting 22 races long. Obviously the global coronavirus pandemic had other plans, and the current schedule was reduced to 17 events late in the year in Europe or the Middle East. All flyaway events in Japan, Australia, and the Americas were cancelled…Read more… […]

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Esports Community Pissed Over Saudi Partnership Deal

Yesterday two major European esports brands—the Counter-Strike Global Offensive tournament organizer BLAST Premier and Riot’s League of Legends European Championship division—announced a sponsorship deal with NEOM, a 500 billion dollar techno-city funded by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Saudia Arabia purchases $500 million stake in Live Nation

The Saudi Arabian government’s sovereign wealth fund has recently purchased approximately $500 million worth of stock from Live Nation, representing a 5.7 percent ownership of the company’s shares. The purchase was disclosed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund earlier this week, which amounts to an investment of 12,337,569 shares into the company and now marks […]

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Saudia Arabia purchases $500 million stake in Live Nation

The Saudi Arabian government’s sovereign wealth fund has recently purchased approximately $500 million worth of stock from Live Nation, representing a 5.7 percent ownership of the company’s shares. The purchase was disclosed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund earlier this week, which amounts to an investment of 12,337,569 shares into the company and now marks […]

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Saudia Arabia purchases $500 million stake in Live Nation

The Saudi Arabian government’s sovereign wealth fund has recently purchased approximately $500 million worth of stock from Live Nation, representing a 5.7 percent ownership of the company’s shares. The purchase was disclosed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund earlier this week, which amounts to an investment of 12,337,569 shares into the company and now marks […]

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Reema Juffali Set To Become The First Saudi Woman To Race In An International Series Within The Kingdom

Women have only been legally allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia since June of 2018, but now that they are in the driver’s seat they are quickly been making up for lost time. Now, we can add Reema Juffali, 27, to the list as she sets out to become the first Saudi woman to compete […]

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Uber CEO: Mistakes Happen, Like When A Government Murders A Journalist Or Your Autonomous Car Kills Somebody

Last October, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Istanbul by the Saudi government. His body was dismembered with a bone saw under orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia is Uber’s fifth-largest shareholder and the head of its sovereign wealth fund is a member of the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Uber CEO: Mistakes Happen, Like When A Government Murders A Journalist Or Your Autonomous Car Kills Somebody

Last October, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Istanbul by the Saudi government. His body was dismembered with a bone saw under orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia is Uber’s fifth-largest shareholder and the head of its sovereign wealth fund is a member of the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Saudi Women’s Driving School Documents The Lives Of The Kingdom’s First Female Drivers

It’s rare that we have enough foresight to determine which moments in time will prove to be historical turning points for societal change. But when the kingdom of Saudi Arabia allowed women to begin driving in June of 2018, just about everyone could tell that it would be a moment that redefined mobility in the […]

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The U.S. Is ‘Getting Out of the Mideast’ By Sending 3,000 Troops To Saudi Arabia

The Trump Administration, determined to “get out of the Middle East” and its “endless wars”, is deploying 3,000 troops, including fighter jets and missiles, to Saudi Arabia. This being October 2019, the irony doesn’t stop there: the weapons the Pentagon is sending to protect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would have…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Did Drones Take Out 5 Percent Of The World’s Oil Supply?

On September 14, some as-yet officially unknown perpetrators launched a complex attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The attack was apparently carried out by drones, cruise missiles, or both. It cut Saudi Arabia’s oil exports by half, a big deal considering the country supplies 10 percent of all oil worldwide.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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