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Saudi Arabia to crack down on terror websites

The Saudi government is set to outlaw the dissemination of information on the internet that may benefit terrorist groups, in line with a decision taken by GCC leaders, Arab News has reported. The cabinet approved the "unified legislation against cyber crime," which targets those who "create sites and publish information on the internet or a computer network for the benefit of a terrorist group in order to enable contacts among its leaders or its members, to promote its views or funding," said culture and information minister, Abdul Aziz Khoja, following the cabinet meeting. It also prohibits "the dissemination of ideas that could affect public order or morality," he said.