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  8/4/2010, Av 24, 5770

Saudi Arabia to Ban BlackBerry

Saudi Arabia has ordered its mobile operators to halt BlackBerry services throughout the kingdom as of Friday. The Saudi state news agency said that the suspension was being implemented because the BlackBerry "in its present state does not meet regulatory requirements."

The Saudi ban comes just days after the neighboring United Arab Emirates announced it would shut down e-mail, messaging and Web browsing on BlackBerrys starting in October.