Riyadh: 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.
Manila: The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said today autopsies will be conducted to rule out foul play in the reported suicides of two Filipino household service workers in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
In a statement, the DFA said the Philippine Embassies in Beirut and Riyadh are coordinating closely with investigating authorities to ensure that there was no foul play in the deaths of the two Filipino workers.
“We know their loved ones are asking why our two kababayan would even think of taking their own lives and we assure them that our embassies in Beirut and Riyadh will try to get those answers for them before we bring them home,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said.
The Secretary said he has been informed by the Philippine Embassy in Beirut that it has already requested an autopsy on the remains of the household service worker who supposedly jumped from her employer’s 6th-floor apartment on 11 June.
In her report, Ambassador Bernardita Catalla informed Secretary Cayetano that the autopsy will be conducted by a court-appointed forensic doctor at the St. George Hospital on Friday.
Ambassador Catalla said she was assured by the doctor that he will conduct a very thorough investigation to see if there is evidence to support the possibility that foul play was involved in the death of the 35-year-old mother of three from Cagayan Province who came to Lebanon only in October.
In its report to the Secretary, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said it is waiting for the results of the investigation and autopsy on another household service worker who was earlier reported to have killed herself.
Ambassador Adnan Alonto said authorities will conduct an autopsy next week on the remains of the 40-year-old mother of two from Agusan del Sur who allegedly hanged herself with an electric cord at her employer’s residence in Al Hasa, outside Riyadh.
Ambassador Adnan Alonto said the victim has been working for her employer for the past three years.
The tropical situation in Oman and the Republic of Yemen is likely to change as the cyclone Mekunu has turned into a tropical storm, it may affect parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, starting from the dawn on Saturday to next Tuesday.
Two Filipino drivers died in their sleeping quarters at their job site in Najran province in southern Saudi Arabia, The blaze was believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring, The two fatalities were identified as Jessie Alata Pacetes and Reynaldo Barroga Castro, both heavy equipment drivers and operators employed by a major Saudi construction company that was working on a road project in Najran.
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.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has strongly denounced the ballistic missile attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which were intercepted by Saudi Air Defense Forces.
This hostile act violates all international norms, values and principles, His Highness the Amir said in cable sent to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Sunday evening.
His Highness the Amir reaffirmed Kuwait’s solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and support to all measures it takes to maintain its security.
He prayed to Almighty God to protect the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people against all evils. He also wished Saudi people everlasting security, safety and prosperity under the wise leadership of King Salman.
Tyres of Saudi flight from Riyadh to Istanbul burst during landing at Ataturk Airport causing slight damage to the aircraft.