Single and want to enter family mall? Hire 2-minute female ‘cousin’ for SR100!

Updated 22 January 2016

Single and want to enter family mall? Hire 2-minute female ‘cousin’ for SR100!

JEDDAH: Some young men are paying girls and women up to SR100 at weekends so that they can enter malls as their relatives, according to a report in a local publication recently.
Nahala Khalid, who is often approached, said: “Usually guys offer to pay SR100 for me to help them enter a mall. I always refuse because I do not need the money and don’t want to violate the regulations. When I refuse they criticize me.”
Yasmine Abdullah said she feels sorry for the young men who cannot enter malls. “Very few girls and families help them enter. When I am alone I cannot do anything to help them but when I’m with my family my father agrees to let them in as members of the family without taking their money.”
Faysah Majid said most of the young men seeking help are her cousins. “They plead with us to let them go along. Sometimes this is quite funny, I mean just seeing them saying please ‘where else can we go?’“
Najat Abdulaziz said her female friends make money from these young men by waiting at the gates for them to make offers. The girls take between SR50 and SR100 and then enter quickly, leaving them stranded outside. They cannot complain and can only hope someone else will help them, she said.

Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

Updated 17 August 2019

Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

  • Houthis claim responsibility for the attack on the plant
  • The drones hit the plant, causing a small fire that was quickly extinguished

DUBAI: The Saudi energy minister Khalid Al-Falih has confirmed that a drone strike hit the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility causing a small fire on Saturday.

In a statement condemning the attack, Falih said there had been “no injuries” and that the fire had been put out after the several drones were fired at the plant.

“This cowardly attack once again highlights the importance of the international community's response to all terrorist agents who carry out such acts of sabotage, including the Iran backed Houthi militias,” Falih said in the statement.

The Houthis later claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Saudi Aramco’s response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah NGL facility,” a statement released on the oil giant’s website read.

“There were no injuries and no interruptions to Saudi Aramco’s oil operations. We will provide further details as they become available.”

The Houthis have carried out a number of attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks and months, targeting residential areas and airports.