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Is Saudi Arabia softening its booze ban?

25 January 2024

4:30 PM

25 January 2024

4:30 PM

Saudi Arabia, an Islamic nation where drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden, is to get its first official liquor store. There’s just one catch: only foreign diplomats will be able to buy booze there.

The store in the capital Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter will remain off-limits to Muslims and, needless to say, ordinary Saudis.

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