Many Saudis welcomed the king’s announcement that the driving ban on women would be lifted. AFP / FAYEZ NURELDINE
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A Saudi man was arrested for allegedly threatening to attack women drivers, the Interior Ministry said Friday, following a royal decree that ends a ban on women driving in the kingdom.The directions cited "the danger posed by harassment ... and its contradiction with the values of Islam".Saudi authorities have in the past taken a broad view of sexual harassment, including attempts by men to get to know unrelated women by asking to exchange phone numbers or commenting on their beauty.Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia put out an alert about the Shamoon cybervirus, following an attack on the Labor Ministry.
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