King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

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Category Archives: Crime

Woman chokes teen for blocking view at Disney

Authorities in Florida say a woman is accused of child abuse after choking a teenager who refused to sit down during a fireworks display at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. An Orange County Sheriff’s arrest report says 41-year-old Tabbatha

Abu Dhabi police crack multimillion dollar fraud

Abu Dhabi police confiscated checks worth 1.3 billion Dirhams ($354 mln) in a case of fake investment portfolios. According to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Police, Major General Maktoum Ali al-Sharifi, 43 people were arrested

Cops identify victim shown being thrashed in video clip

The Jeddah police have solved the mystery surrounding the thrashing of a man by another, the video clip of which had gone viral. It was a Herculean task for the police to search for the victim, who

10-year jail for online Saudi purveyor of lies and hatred

A citizen has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in Riyadh for using his social media accounts to spread malicious rumors about the Kingdom. “The unnamed Saudi national’s motives were detrimental to public order and society.

Group behind bloody social media prank thrown in jail

The men who allegedly posted a fake video clip on social media showing a boy being slaughtered by his father to please his guests are cooling their heels behind bars. The gory scene in the video evoked

Citizen rejects blood money ruling, wants hospital shut

A Saudi citizen is demanding the Health Affairs shut down the hospital that caused the death of his only daughter due to medical malpractice, despite the hospital having complied with a court ruling to pay him the

Spy, 3 Iranian terrorists face trial

The Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution is in the process of referring the case of four Iranian nationals implicated in national security issues to the Special Criminal Court pending their trial, a local newspaper reported. One

Beware of funds pleas on social media

The Ministry of Social Affairs has warned against video clips with appeals for donations on social media by unknown people as the money can reach terrorist organizations or drug addicts. Such actions violate Saudi rules, it said,

Smuggling of 3.5kg gold jewelry foiled

King Fahd Causeway customs officers have succeeded in thwarting an attempt to smuggle gold jewelry weighing 3.5 kg into the Kingdom hidden in a vehicle. Deif Allah Al-Otaibi, director general of customs on the causeway, said that

Man posing as cop takes SR9,000 from shop, held

The Makkah security patrol apprehended a man in his 20s who posed as a police officer and stole around SR9,000 from a shop in the Abu Moragh neighborhood in Noaryia, Makkah. Police were alerted by the shop

1,776 drug smugglers arrested in 8 months, says Saudi Interior Ministry

Saudi authorities have seized 22.4 million amphetamine pills and arrested 1,776 drug smugglers during the last eight months of the past Hijri year, the Interior Ministry announced. Giving a breakdown of the latest statistics on its anti-drug

Gang of blackmailers arrested

A gang of young men and women blackmailed young men after gaining their personal information gleaned from their stolen wallets, Al-Hayat reported. Madinah Police spokesman Fahd Al-Ghannam said the gang would target young men on Tango and

3-4 p.m. is peak hour for crime, police data reveal

Contrary to popular belief, the largest number of crimes in the Kingdom takes place in broad day light rather than the dead of night, police statistics show. According to a security source, the crime rate sharply increases

Attempt to smuggle alcohol disguised as softdrink foiled

Customs officials at Al-Batha border entry point foiled an attempt to smuggle alcohol into the country in Pepsi cans. A smuggler tried to carry nearly 48,000 cans of beers disguised as Pepsi cans into Saudi Arabia over

Dubai cop held for killing colleague

Authorities in Dubai are holding a Yemeni member of the emirate’s police force on suspicion of murder after he shot and killed another officer inside a police station. Dubai police confirmed the Sunday shooting in postings to

Wife, lover executed for husband’s murder

A Syrian woman and her lover, a fellow national, have been executed for the murder of her Saudi husband, according to the Interior Ministry on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said Amani Abdul Rahman Khaled Al-Dhaheek,

Woman dies after taking prescribed painkiller, medical center denies responsibility

The director of a private medical hospital in Al-Jouf denied a news item published in social media that the hospital is responsible for the death of a female citizen after she took a prescribed painkiller. The husband

Lankan woman caught for brewing liquor in Riyadh

An Asian woman who had been brewing liquor on the outskirts of Riyadh was arrested by the Riyadh police here on Sunday. Confirming the suspect as a Sri Lankan, the police said that there were seven barrels

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