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.
Jazan: A Filipino who went berserk yesterday stabbed to death a Saudi manager and Pakistani employee working at the Farsan Island unit of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) in the southern Jazan province.
5 others including a Filipino were injured in the attack, The attacker who was seriously injured when security forces fired at him, He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in the island.
According to information, the Filipino chased the Pakistani worker Arbab Ahmed with a knife and fire extinguisher following a dispute between them at their accommodation.
When the Pakistani fled to the nearby SEC office and took shelter at the office of manager Naseebi who in turn tried to pacify the attacker.
However, the Filipino stabbed Naseebi, aged 56, at least seven times, mainly on his chest and throat. The attacker released the liquid of fire extinguisher to prevent those who attempted to overpower him during his rampage. This prompted the security officials to fire at him, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
A Saudi official has hinted the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighbouring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations.
“I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of the Salwa island project, a great, historic project that will change the geography of the region,” Saud al-Qahtani, a senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said on Twitter.
The plan, which would physically separate the Qatari peninsula from the Saudi mainland, is the latest stress point in a 14-month long dispute between the two states.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism and being too close to Riyadh’s archrival, Iran — charges Doha denies.
In April, the pro-government Sabq news website reported government plans to build a channel – 60 kilometres (38 miles) long and 200 metres wide stretching across the kingdom’s border with Qatar.
Part of the canal, which would cost up to 2.8 billion riyals ($750 million), would be reserved for a planned nuclear waste facility, it said.
Saudi authorities did not respond to requests for comment and there was no immediate reaction on the plan from Qatar.
Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists, Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador this week, pushing Canada to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to try to defuse the dispute, The war of words between the two countries stems back to a series of tweets from Canada’s Foreign Ministry last week, when Ottawa expressed concern over arrested civil society activists in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh called the move a violation of its sovereignty and sought to impose a string of diplomatic sanctions against the North American country.
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).
Saudi 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.
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.