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

Why you shouldn’t give money to beggars in Sharjah

[wpResize] Sharjah Police say people fake diseases to exploit charitable sentiments during Ramadan Sharjah: Efforts to combat begging are being stepped up in Sharjah. Sharjah Police have launched anti-begging campaigns via various programmes, including distributing booklets in both Arabic and

Nahid’s father will sue university for her death

[wpResize] The father of Nahid Almanea, a scholarship student who was brutally killed in Colchester on June 17, said he would take legal action against Al-Jouf University for forcing his daughter to study abroad to keep her post of lecturer.

3 terror plotters to die for targeting banks

[wpResize] Three people have been sentenced to death by a special court in Jeddah after being found guilty of joining Al-Qaeda’s intelligence unit and plotting to target Saudi banks. One defendant was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being

Saudi student loses SR330 million in investment scam

[wpResize] A Saudi scholarship student in California has accused an economics professor of Arab origin of swindling him of SR330 million ($88 million) in an investment scam, local media said. Jaralla Al-Jaralla, a Saudi student, is suing Ayman Kandeel, an

Bid to smuggle SR553,500 foiled

[wpResize] Customs officers at King Fahd Causeway foiled an attempt to smuggle SR553,500, which was found under the driving seat of a vehicle leaving the Kingdom for Bahrain. Fahd Al-Otaibi, director general of King Fahd Causeway Customs, said a customs

Over 32,000 cases of financial crime in one year

[wpResize] More than 32,000 financial crimes were reported in a single year across the Kingdom’s major cities, local media quoted a report released by the Ministry of Justice as saying. Riyadh had the highest financial crime rates last year with

Jeddah’s Saher cameras ‘clicked’ 300 violations in May

[wpResize] Brig. Zaid Al-Hamzi, spokesman of the Jeddah Traffic Department, has warned motorists against the consequences of running across the red traffic light at intersections. “These violations cause many deaths and serious injuries,” he said. Speaking to Arab News, Al-Hamzi

Half-a-ton cocaine seized in Jeddah port

[wpResize] Saudi authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 526 kg of cocaine into the Kingdom through the Jeddah Islamic Port. The cocaine consignment came from a South American country, said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Interior Ministry.

Al-Jouf gives UK hate crime victim teary farewell

[wpResize] The body of Nahid Almanea, 31, who was stabbed to death in Colchester, Britain, was received by her family and a large crowd at Al-Jouf airport on Saturday. Her funeral prayer was held at Khadem Al Harmain Mosque in

Jeddah Police open digital lab to combat cybercrime

[wpResize] The Jeddah Police have opened up an exclusive digital laboratory as part of a comprehensive plan to combat cybercrimes, which have gained precedence in the Kingdom as an increasing number of people use the new media and social networking

Indian expat to return home after year-long detention

[wpResize] This is the tragic story of Abdul Hameed, an Indian expatriate, who remained behind bars for nearly a year for want of proving his identity and nativity. During his detention at the deportation center in Jeddah, Hameed was even

New York City teacher convicted of raping 10-year-old student

[wpResize] A former fifth grade teacher in a New York City public school in the Bronx pleaded guilty on Friday of raping one of his 10-year-old pupils last June, prosecutors said. The 41-year-old teacher, Anthony Criscuolo, will face a 14-year

472 cases of family violence in one year

Saudi courts registered a total of 472 cases of family violence last year including psychological or physical/corporal abuse. The victims were mainly children or spouses, local media said quoting sources at a local human rights body. There were some 112

Arsonists arrested in Bisha

Bisha police arrested two arsonists who set fire to a police car on Sunday. The car which belonged to Director of Police Patrol Maj. Muhammad Hanadi was parked in front of his house. “Police detectives arrested the suspects after discovering

Suspect held in murder of Saudi student

A Saudi female student was killed Tuesday in the UK while she was on her way to the English Language Institute in Colchester, 90 km northeast of London. Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, said that

Employee gets lashes, jail for murder attempt

The Jeddah Criminal Court has sentenced a man to one year in prison and 200 lashes for trying to poison a colleague at his company with insecticide in his milk, according to local media. The man, a senior employee of

KSA records 222 terror attacks

Saudi Arabia has had the most terror attacks on its soil over the 10 years from 2001 to 2010 compared to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, a researcher has found. There were 262 terror attacks on GCC countries during

Be alert against bank frauds

Fraudulent financial and banking practices are growing worldwide, posing a real threat to electronic financial dealings, said Talaat Hafiz, secretary general of the media and awareness committee for Saudi banks. The committee has launched a campaign to enlighten the public

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