Cleaner jailed for forging degree

Updated 09 June 2014
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Cleaner jailed for forging degree

The Jeddah Administrative Court has fined an Asian woman janitor SR1,000 and sentenced her to one year in prison to be followed by deportation on charges of forgery, local media reported.
The court earlier convicted her of forging a bachelor's degree to enable her take tests conducted by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) to fill the position of a nurse at a government hospital, a local newspaper reported.
The woman confessed to the crime, saying she only had a secondary school certificate, had never attended university and had submitted a forged degree to allow her to work as a nurse.
She is married with three children living in her home country and has been working in the Kingdom as a janitor for the last eight years, the paper said.
The woman said she would not appeal the verdict.


Saudi forces intercept Houthi missile targeting Najran

Updated 11 min 42 sec ago
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Saudi forces intercept Houthi missile targeting Najran

DUBAI: Saudi forces intercept missile fired by Houthi militias in the direction of Najran on Wednesday.

Last week, the kingdom’s air defense system intercepted a ballistic Houthi missile fired from northern Yemen.
A Saudi-led coalition said the missile was fired from Saada province toward the southern Saudi city of Najran. No casualties were reported.
Coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that at 12:52 p.m. the coalition’s air defense forces spotted the missile launched by the Iran-backed militant group, where it was intercepted and destroyed.
Al-Maliki said that the missile was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas.
The spokesperson added that “this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the rebels with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and 2231 aimed at safeguarding Saudi Arabia’s security and any regional and international threats.”