Makkah: 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.
Tyres of Saudi flight from Riyadh to Istanbul burst during landing at Ataturk Airport causing slight damage to the aircraft.
A video clip of a girl and her Indonesian mother who claims that the girl’s father is Saudi gained widespread attention on social media.
In the video shot by a Saudi man in Kota Bunga in the Puncak mountain pass, the mother Mona said that the girl’s father died nine years ago in a car accident in Indonesia.
Mona added that she had been with the Saudi man, Sultan al-Harbi, since she was 18 years old, and he was 23 years old, She said they were in a customary marriage for four years, which means that neither were given any legal rights, Her daughter Haifa is almost 11 years old, and they both know nothing about al-Harbi’s family in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi ambassador to Indonesia responded to the video saying that they are following the case and are working to help the girl, after they make sure that she is indeed half Saudi by doing a DNA test.
A representative from the embassy has been sent to the mother of the girl to find out all the details and act in accordance with the law to ensure their rights and link them with her family in Saudi Arabia,” Ambassador Osama al-Shoaibi said, the embassy has a specialized program that is actively helping more than 70 cases similar to the case of Haifa, he added.
Four Saudi cyclists, all aged 15, were killed in a horrific accident in the province of Jazan, a reckless driver lost control of his car and rammed into cycling team during training, killing 4 members on the spot, 6 other cyclists from the same team also suffered multiple injuries in the accident.
#Manila: Local employment opportunities will soon be offered to Middle East-based Filipinos as the labor department is preparing to mount a job fair in Qatar and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) this year.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the job fairs will only offer available employment opportunities in the Philippines.” We will be conducting a job fair in Qatar and in Saudi for jobs available in our country,” said Bello.
There are around 18,000 local job vacancies to be offered in the job fairs, all needed by companies of former senator and businessman Manuel Villar.
The labor chief said majority of the job vacancies to be offered will most likely be for skilled workers, considering that the business of the former senator is in the field of real estate development.
Apart from these vacancies, the Education Department is also looking to offer some 2,000 teaching positions, Meanwhile, the DOLE – National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) reported that close to 1,000 former overseas workers will soon be gainfully employed as public school teachers in various parts of the country
It said 846 former OFWs are being processed for teaching positions in 749 schools across the country.
#Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed four Pakistani men convicted of raping and murdering a woman and raping her teenage son, the interior ministry said.
The men were also convicted of stealing jewellery and cash after entering the woman´s home in Riyadh and raping and strangling her, according to a ministry statement, Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s sharia law.