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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz - what time is it in Mecca, Saudia Arabia when it's noon time in Los Angeles - is 10pm. The BBC's Arab Affairs Analyst, Magdi Abdelhadi reports that some Muslims want to replace Greenwich Mean Time with Mecca Time.

Conflict & Justice

Banned Saudi novel

A Saudi Arabian novel, banned in the Kingdom, is now available in the US in English translation; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Saudi author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed about his book "Wolves of the Crescent Moon."

Global Politics

U.S. - Saudi Relations

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia looks like the only OPEC member with capacity to boost output quickly and significantly, but the United States hasn't been able to convince its ally to do so

Environment

Saudi women challenge driving ban

Women in Saudi Arabia can't drive cars because the conservative kingdom forbids women to drive, but some Saudi women are challenging the law and they're using YouTube to get their message out, as The BBC's Crispin Thorold has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Summer reads

Anchor Lisa Mullins chats with The World's book critic Christopher Merrill about his picks for summer reading -- thrillers set in Saudi Arabia, Scotland and Spain.

Conflict & Justice

Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia was home to many of the men who carried out the 9-11 attacks. Today, al Qaeda's ideology is still present in the country. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mideast expert Gregory Gause about Saudi Arabia's recent efforts to fight extremism.

Environment

OPEC cuts oil production

OPEC announced today that it's cutting 2 million barrels from its production. The move is aimed at raising the price of crude oil to around $75 a barrel. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.