Tag Archives: saudi arabia
- Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti calls chess ‘waste of time’ that promotes gambling
January 22, 2016
Chess could soon take on the status of minor vices, which include music, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Recently, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti—the kingdom’s top religious cleric—outlawed the centuries-old game, calling it a waste of time that encourages gambling, The Middle East Eye reported. Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah was on...
- Apple and Blackberry pie for the Kingdom
August 9, 2010
The Kingdom finally got its way, meaning Blackberry will be installing a server in Saudi Arabia so that the government can monitor the messages being sent between smart phones. The move will come as a blow to the manufacturers, Research In Motion, who had given the Blackberry Torch prototype to...
- Fat Chance For Saudi Gambling
February 1, 2010
With the exception of online gambling, no form of gambling is permitted in Saudi Arabia. That’s not likely to ever change as the Saudi stance is linked to religious laws. Damn. No gambling, no scantly clad women. Man, that’s rough. Nothing that billions of dollars in oil can’t fix! Read...