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 »

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

:: Tehran will defend itself against any war efforts, be they economic or military, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to Iraqi TV during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday. More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

 

Category Archives: Crime

Another expat executed for drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi authorities on Wednesday beheaded a Pakistani man for heroin smuggling, the 13th prisoner from Pakistan to be executed in the kingdom for drug trafficking since mid-October. His beheading in Makkah province brings to 87 the number of Saudis

IS behind Al-Ahsa attack

The Interior Ministry has released the names of four Saudi men responsible for opening fire and killing nine people in Al-Ahsa earlier this month, and revealed they have links to the Islamic State terrorist group. The attack also resulted in

Man jailed for blackmailing woman

The Criminal Court in Jeddah has sentenced a former security officer to a year in jail for blackmail. The court found the man guilty of blackmailing a woman and demanding sex to help her case. The woman presented to the

Dane shot and wounded in Riyadh: police

A Danish citizen was shot and wounded in the Saudi capital on Saturday, police said, but there was no immediate word on the motive for the rare attack. The shooting occurred at 2:00 pm (1100 GMT) when the Danish man

Former Bollywood diva detained in Kenya

Mamta Kulkarni

NAIROBI: Popular actress of the 90s, Mamta Kulkarni was detained in Kenya along with her husband Vicky Goswami. According to The Indian Express, Mamta, who has been absent from the film circuit for a while now was detained by Kenya

Patrols thwart attempts to smuggle hashish in Jazan

Security patrols in the Jazan region have foiled attempts to smuggle a total of 54 blocks of hashish on two separate occasions in the Al-Harth and Al-Tewal provinces. The media spokesman for the branch of the Mujahideen Police Patrols in

Three rapped for irregularities

The case of bribery and forging Labor Minister Adel Fakeih’s signature in order to issue more than 1,000 permits to Pakistani workers, involved three government employees from the ministries of higher education, water and electricity, and labor. Sources said one

Hundreds of drifters arrested in Riyadh

Riyadh traffic police arrested more than 646 car drifters during the last six months thanks to its undercover and intensive campaigns at drifting sites. The campaign was carried out by research teams in Riyadh supported by the official traffic patrols.

Saudi authorities foil attack related to al-Ahsa killings

Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested 33 people with reported links to the al-Ahsa killings, disrupting plans of another attack by the same cell, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The suspects were reportedly convicted of terrorism-related charges in the Kingdom prior

British schoolboy jailed for killing teacher in class

Ann Maguire

LONDON: A 16-year-old schoolboy was jailed for at least 20 years on Monday for stabbing a teacher to death in front of her class, in a murder that shocked Britain. The boy, who cannot be named due to his age,

Over 100 illegals held in Jeddah

Police have arrested more than 100 violators of labor and residency regulations in raids conducted under an overpass in Jeddah in recent days, Jeddah police spokesman Lt. Col. Nawaf Al-Bouq told Arab News on Monday. “Daily raids are being conducted

Abdullah Al-Qadi buried at Al-Baqi

Abdullah Al-Qadi

A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane brought home the body of Abdullah Al-Qadi from Los Angeles. Al-Qadi, a Saudi scholarship student, was murdered in the United States. The body was accompanied by the Saudi consular representative, as well as the eldest

Jeddah records high number of violations at female workplaces

Jeddah has surpassed other cities in the number of violations reported against female workshops, with close to 3,000 violations recorded in one year. Municipalities in Riyadh and the Eastern Region reported 4,000 violations over three years. A spokesman for Jeddah

19 arrested in Riyadh for crimes during Ramadan

A total of 19 suspects were arrested for committing 220 crimes in Riyadh during the holy month of Ramadan. The police executed a number of successful operations, which resulted in the arrest of five gangs. Three young Saudis were apprehended

307 illegals arrested in Riyadh raid

Riyadh police arrested 307 illegal residents, including 13 wanted men, in a major crackdown in the city on Tuesday during a combing operations conducted on the instructions of Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. The Ministry of

Men flee with dismembered arm in India attack

Attackers cut off the left hand of a man and then went off with his dismembered arm over a dispute on the victim’s love affair with a local girl, UAE-based daily Gulf News reported on Sunday. The 25-year-old victim was

Andy Coulson receives 18 month jail for phone hacking case

Andy Coulson

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, a onetime aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for participating in a conspiracy to hack the phones of celebrities, politicians and crime victims.

Salary hike for junior govt staff likely

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) is currently studying a suggestion to increase the salaries of junior government employees to improve their work performance and productivity as well as enhance their living standards. This measure comes within the framework of its

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