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· September, 2010

Stories about Saudi Arabia from September, 2010

Saudi Arabia: Licence to Blog!

  26 September 2010

Saudi Arabia first announced plans to have all web publishers and online media, including blogs and forums, to be registered with the government. The following day, it backed down following a storm of protests, saying that only electronic newspapers were expected to register. Saudi netizens have their say.

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MENA: Saudi Arabia Bans Moroccan Women From Traveling to Mecca

  1 September 2010

The decision last month by Saudi Arabia to ban Moroccan women of a "young age" from traveling to Mecca has stirred outrage in Morocco. Saudi authorities justified the ban on the suspicion that young visa applicants "may have something else in mind" than strictly pious intentions.

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