Jordanian sets himself on fire over traffic fine

A 28-year-old Jordanian man set himself on fire after a traffic police man fined him over a road offence in the Arab country, newspapers reported on Sunday.

After the police man handed him the fine, he jumped out of his car, set himself ablaze and started to scream: “I cannot afford the fine” as passers-by looked in horror.

The cop quickly pulled the fire extinguisher from his car and put out the blaze before calling for an ambulance to take him to hospital in the capital Amman.
 

Woman jailed 5 years in Saudi for sorcery

A Saudi court sentenced an Arab woman to five years in prison after she was convicted of practicing sorcery with the aim of making money.

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice said they finally arrested the 54-year-old woman in the western town of Medina after she managed to elude them for nearly five years.

Using an undercover, the religious cops caught the woman red handed and police said she confessed to have practiced witchcraft and duping many women.

Sorcery is strictly banned in conservative Saudi Arabia and some persons found guilty of involvement in witchcraft and black art have been executed.

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