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Saudi national executed for smuggling drugs

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Tabuk: A Saudi national was executed in Tabuk region on Wednesday after he was found guilty of smuggling drugs into the kingdom.
Nasser bin Salim bin Nassar Al-Ameri was caught smuggling large quantity of narcotics, the interior ministry said.
The ministry said that the accused was convicted by the court with the sentence endorsed by the appeal and supreme courts, A royal order was issued to execute the sentence, Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under sharia law.

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Filipina Severely Burned Allegedly By Employer In Saudi Arabia

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Dammam: A Filipino maid in Saudi Arabia is appealing for help after her employer allegedly threw boiling water at her recently.
Gealyn, 24, has been working in Saudi Arabia for only two months but has already experienced abuse from her employer, Aside from throwing hot water at her, she also accused her employer of physically abusing her.
the incident with the boiling water happened after Gavanes’ employer learned that she contacted her agency regarding the alleged abuse.
The woman currently in a hospital and under the care of the Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA).

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Saudi Arabia freezes trade relations with Canada

gggg.jpgSaudi Arabia halted new trade and investment dealings with Canada and suspended diplomatic ties in a dramatic escalation of a dispute over the kingdom’s arrest of a women’s rights activist.

The kingdom recalled its ambassador to Ottawa and ordered the Canadian envoy to Riyadh to leave within 24 hours, according to a foreign ministry statement cited by the Saudi Press Agency. Canada is “seeking greater clarity” about the matter, a spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

The Saudi foreign ministry cited remarks last week by Freeland and the Canadian embassy in Riyadh, criticizing Saudi Arabia’s arrests of women’s rights activists including Samar Badawi. She is a Canadian citizen whose brother Raif Badawi, a blogger who was critical of the Saudi government, was already in jail in the kingdom.

“The kingdom views the Canadian position as an affront to the kingdom that requires a sharp response to prevent any party from attempting to meddle with Saudi sovereignty,” according to the statement.

Daughters tortured by their mother in Jeddah

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Jeddah: Two sisters suspected of being tortured by their own mother are undergoing medical check-ups, The woman was referred to the competent authorities for investigation, on charges of physically maltreating her daughters, She appeared in a video she had filmed herself as she was strangling one of the daughters, Another video recording showed her as she was lifting her daughter and dropping her on the ground, sparking outrage, The social protection unit in Jeddah withdrew the two sisters, Jood and Joori from their mother and entrusted them to one of the father’s female relatives.

Maid stabs 12-year-old girl to death, brother wounded

5b3bf5cdea9afRiyadh: An Ethiopian maid stabbed a 12-year-old girl to death in Riyadh area yesterday, The woman reportedly attacked the girl and stabbed her several times at her family’s house in Laban neighbourhood in the Saudi capital, The suspect is also accused of attacking the girl’s 14-year-old brother and attempting to stab him to death too.

The boy who sustained serious injuries was admitted to the intensive care unit, Civil defence personnel who were alerted by passers-by after hearing the children’s screams, had to break the door open and rescue the brother, They arrested the Ethiopian woman who reportedly locked herself in a bathroom. She was referred to competent authorities for investigation.

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1038 cases of scabies diagnosed in Makkah

42018791215922Makkah: The number of people who were diagnosed with scabies in the province of Makkah rose to 1038, The increasing cases of scabies led the authorities to shut 33 schools for boys and girls in Makkah, Closed schools are expected to reopen on Sunday but students diagnosed with scabies will stay at home for up to two weeks, Education Minister Dr. Ahmed Al-Essa toured three government schools in Makkah and followed up efforts to deal with the situation.