#KSA: A suicide attacker, trapped by Saudi security forces in a house in Makkah Friday, blew himself up after refusing calls to surrender, a security spokesman said, while five suspects were arrested including a woman.
The suicide attacker and the other five were suspected of planning “a terrorist act” against the holy shrine in Makkah and Muslim worshippers, Mansour Al-Turki, the interior ministry spokesman said.
The suicide attacker was hiding in a house in Ajyad neighbourhood and was opening fire at the security forces, refusing all calls to turn himself in, he said, and then blew himself up after realising he had no other way to escape.
The exchange of fire injured six expatriates and five security personnel.
He said the security forces arrested five suspects including a woman. They were being interrogated.
This “terrorist group was positioned in three areas, one in Jeddah and two in Makkah,” he added.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated all citizens and expatriates on Eid Al-Fitr, said the Amiri Diwan Friday.
#Kuwait: Expatriates in Kuwait will have to pay up to KD1700 annually to keep their parents in the country.
= Under the new regulations a foreigner will have to pay KD200 for the residence of the parent.
= KD 600 for medical insurance if the father or mother is more than 75 years old.
= a foreigner will also have to pay KD50 to the health ministry bringing the total to up to KD850 per year for one parent.
= The medical insurance will be KD300 if the parent is less than 65 years old.
= Expatriates cannot stay in the country under family visa sponsored by their siblings if they are 24 years of age and above, they can transfer the residency to work visa if they want to avoid cancellation of their residency.
= Kuwaiti lawmakers have been pushing for imposing fees on foreigners for receiving free health and medical services provided by the state.
#KSA Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Wednesday a number of royal decrees which included appointing Prince Mohammad bin Salman as heir and deputy Prime Minister. The #Saudi Press Agency said that King Salman relieved Prince Mohammad bin Nayef from his post as a Crown Prince, deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister and appointed Prince Mohammad Bin Salman as Crown Prince and deputy Premier and maintained his Post as a Defense Minister.
#Kuwait Embassy in Belgium urged Citizens to refrain from using trains and metro services, following an explosion at Brussels-Central Station that occurred on Tuesday.
Belgian police forces killed a person at Brussels Central Station, a police spokesman said, while an explosion took place in the station.
“There has been an explosion around a person. This person was neutralized by the soldiers present at the place,” the spokesman was quoted by local media as saying.
The embassy then advised citizens in Belgium not to use public transportation, including trains and metro services.
It urged citizens wishing to contact the embassy in case of emergency to do so on following numbers: Emergency number: +32-47777-5801 Embassy: +32-2647-7950 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK: The driver of the van that plowed into worshippers leaving a mosque in London was ranting and raving about wanting to take lives screaming, “I’m going to kill all Muslims,” a witness says. all victims were Muslims, said British police.
This heinous act of terrorism will be thoroughly investigated and security will be tightened around London, mainly near mosques, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement.
“London is a city of many faiths and many nationalities. An attack on one community is an attack on all of us,” she added.
On her part, British Home Department Secretary Amber Rudd said London is dealing with the incident as a terrorist attack and will exert further efforts to protect mosques.