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Saudi officials issue new rules to internet cafes

Hidden security cameras mandatory, no one under 18 can use facilities.

Saudi officials have launched a crackdown on internet cafes in the kingdom.

The Ministry of Interior has made it mandatory for internet cafes to install hidden cameras and provide a record of names and identities of their customers.

The new security regulations also include a ban on anyone under 18 years of age from using the cafes, Saudi Gazette reported on Thursday.

Ministry officials have also ordered all cafes to close by midnight and that police have started visiting cafes to issue the new regulations and to ensure they are abided by.