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Saudi women walk outside a shopping mall in Riyadh on June 22, 2012. Saudi female activists have cancelled their plan to brave a driving ban, settling instead for petitioning King Abdullah to allow them to get behind the wheel, members of their group said. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/GettyImages)

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on ‘Un-Islamic’ Clothing During Ramadan

Fashion violations in Saudi Arabia are serious business during the Ramadan holiday season. According to Foreign Desk News, up to 50 men have been arrested for wearing such “un-Islamic” clothing as ripped jeans, shorts, necklaces, and Crocs shoes, as well as “bizarre Western hair styles.”

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Rare Riots in Jordan See Many Arrested

Dozens of unemployed Jordanians protesting the lack of job opportunities in the town of Dhiban south of the Jordanian capital Amman were met with violence at the hands of Jordanian security forces on Thursday and Friday nights.