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Gulf states order Blackberry users to cover their phones in a tiny burqa

no more of that naughty spam eitherNew laws in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will require that every Blackberry user dress their phone a miniature burqa and face veil.

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Posted: Aug 27th, 2014
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Saudi women’s beach volleyball team set to ruin it for everyone

well, the sand does get everywhereThe Saudi Arabia women’s beach volleyball team has refused to wear the official uniform of 12-inch heels, crotchless micro-thongs and nipple-baring bikini tops at the Olympics this summer. Instead they’ll be covered head-to-toe in baggy black burqas which show off absolutely no flesh at all.

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Posted: Jun 17th, 2012
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Saudi women granted right to back-seat drive

Shatt navSaudi women will be given the same freedom to criticise their male drivers as their Western counterparts.

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Posted: Sep 26th, 2011
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Saudi Arabia bans the wearing of berets and strings of garlic

‘Those people who insist on stepping out with baguettes under their arm are undermining the basic standards of our society,’ said King Abdullah.

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Posted: Apr 13th, 2011
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