Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saudi culls 50,000 birds on bird flu scare

Saudi Arabia has culled 50,000 birds at a poultry farm near the capital of Riyadh, which were found to have a deadly strain of bird flu.

An agriculture ministry statement carried by newspapers said the birds were culled at the farm in al-Kharj, 150 km (94 miles) south of Riyadh, after 1,500 birds died earlier this week.

The statement said it was not clear how the birds had become infected with the H5N1 virus. It gave no more details.

Jeddah Girl Caught Driving

JEDDAH - The District Court here made an African girl who was caught driving a car in northern Jeddah sign an undertaking not to drive in Saudi Arabia.
Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.
A police patrol had caught the girl while she was driving a car in the company of a boy seated next to her.
The court sentenced the boy to two months in prison and 100 lashes.
A passerby who saw the girl driving had tipped off the police who arrested the two and handed them to the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
In her testimony, the girl said she tried to drive the car out of curiosity.

1 comment:

chase said...

grabe talaga and arab culture...
very harsh.
i could take the imprisonment.. but the lashes??
how'd they do this?
using the indiana jones' lash?