Saudi men play with the Pokemon Go application on his mobile in the capital Riyadh on July 17, 2016. / AFP / STRINGER
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Saudi Arabia denied Thursday that the conservative kingdom's top clerical body had renewed a 15-year-old edict declaring that the Pokemon game was un-Islamic.Saudi media reports said Wednesday the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars had revived a 2001 decree against a Pokemon card game in response to queries from Muslims, although it made no mention of the new Pokemon GO mobile game.However, Saudi authorities said the social media reports were unfounded.
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