Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Category Archives: Crime

Saudi mother, daughter murdered in Egypt

An Egyptian man has been arrested for allegedly killing a Saudi mother and her Kuwaiti daughter while they were visiting the country in search of an apartment. The deceased were identified as a 61-year-old Saudi woman and her 27-year-old daughter,

10% drop registered in crime rate

Security agencies dealt with 96,000 crimes last year, said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Interior Ministry, on Sunday. Addressing a press conference in Riyadh, he said this indicates a 10.01 percent drop in the rate compared to last

Mother, daughter held for stealing SR5m jewelry

A mother-daughter duo has been arrested for their role in the SR5 million jewelry theft. Col. Atti bin Attiyah Al-Qarashi, spokesman of the Makkah police, said a team led by Maj. Gen. Masood Al-Adwani was formed to nab the culprits.

Gang bottling fake Zamzam water in Madinah busted

Health inspectors in Madinah have busted a room in a building in the city center where a group of foreigners were using the facility to bottle normal water in packs and market them as Zamzam water. Earlier, a truck was

Saudis warned against fraudsters offering jobs

Hamad bin Ebrahim Al Mneef

The Ministry of Civil Service has issued an alert warning citizens of fraudsters offering them jobs in exchange for money. The ministry would only contact people through its website or by SMS from its official account, said Hamad bin Ibrahim

Lost smartphone? Beware of Saudi women blackmailers

More and more young Saudi women are found involved in blackmailing men and extorting money, with some even boasting about their “successes,” thanks to social networking sites, dating apps and hacked smart phones. This is the latest phenomenon haunting society,

Wife exposing cheating hubby faces jail

The Indonesian Consulate has promised to determine the authenticity of a video circulating on social media allegedly showing a Saudi man sexually harassing a maid in his kitchen. The 32-second video was reportedly taken by the Saudi man’s wife, who

KSA tries first female Daesh member

A special criminal court is prosecuting the first Saudi woman accused of joining Daesh after she pledged allegiance to its leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. The defendant is also accused of printing and pasting leaflets on mosque walls and lampposts that

Huge cache of weapons seized from Qatif farm

Awamiya town

Security forces have seized a huge cache of weapons, including machine-guns, at an agricultural farm in Awamiya, Qatif, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday through its Twitter account. An AFP report, quoting a resident, said the police sealed off the

New father victim of robber’s bullets

A Saudi man who had just completed the Haj and become a father earlier this year was one of the two people killed in a failed attempt to rob a bank in Jazan on Tuesday. Abdullah Kinani has left behind

Young Saudi women becoming involved in blackmail

More and more young Saudi women are found involved in blackmailing men and extorting money, with some even boasting about their “successes,” thanks to social networking sites, dating apps and hacked smart phones. This is the latest phenomenon haunting society,

Jazan bank robbery: 2 dead, gunman held

Two people were killed and two others injured Tuesday when a man opened fire with a machine gun on people at a branch of a well-known local bank. The police received a report at 11 a.m. on Tuesday that a

Man posing as cop handcuffs meat seller

A young man posing as a policeman handcuffed a meat seller, took his picture and put it on social media after he refused to sell him meat at the price he demanded. The incident happened at a shop at Al-Sedeen

Ministry officials seize 500 barrels of counterfeit paint

Five hundred barrels of counterfeit paint were seized and the factory with illegal laborers was closed on Saturday in Riyadh. An official from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said the illegal activities were unearthed during an inspection tour to

Suspected cop killer arrested

A suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in shooting at a police patrol, killing a policeman and causing a fire in the vehicle in Riyadh over a week ago. Officer Majid Ayed Al-Ghamdi was in the vehicle that

Saudi, UAE agents bust heroin network: ministry

Saudi and United Arab Emirates security agents have disrupted a heroin trafficking network, seizing large amounts of the drug and arresting two Pakistani nationals, Riyadh’s interior ministry said Sunday. The gang specialized “in the smuggling of raw heroin from the

Crackdown on beggars continues

In a relentless crackdown on illegal expats and beggars, the Riyadh police announced here on Monday that more than 190 beggars (male and female) of various nationalities were arrested in a dawn raid on Saturday in their hideouts in the

Over a thousand cars stolen in one month

A new survey found that 1,034 cars were stolen in one month. The Makkah region topped the list with 389 stolen cars during August last year. Riyadh came second with 290 stolen cars, followed by Madinah (110), Eastern Province (85)

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