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Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women driving threat

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor issued an arrest warrant on Saturday for a Twitter user who called for anyone who supports women driving to be killed, days after a royal decree ended a long-time ban on women taking the wheel. The Twitter user, who was not named, was alleged to have referred to men who support women driving as “cuckolds who should be killed,” according to state-linked Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. The prosecutor’s announcement comes two days after a separate arrest warrant was issued for a man who…

Crackdown on fake Zamzam water launched in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi authorities on Tuesday launched a crackdown on illegal refilling plants and stores for preparing thousands of bottles of adulterated Zamzam water. The demand for the precious water increases in the holy month of Ramadan as citizens and residents prefer Zamzam water in iftar (the evening meal to break the fast). Pilgrims also buy large quantities of Zamzam water to take home. In an attempt to stop the black market for Zamzam water, the Saudi government has given permission to only authorized stores…