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Saudi Arabia said it will allow some businesses to stay open 24 hours a day, an announcement that triggered puzzlement over whether it was ending rules that require shops to shut for Islam's five daily prayers.A Cabinet decision Tuesday permitted stores and restaurants to operate all day in exchange for paying a fee, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. The decision to allow all-day trading was welcomed by many in a society that skews nocturnal despite businesses currently closing around midnight.Pressed repeatedly by the presenter about whether a shop that opened during prayers would be violating the law, Degaither didn't commit either way.
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