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.


Houthis agree to stop firing missiles at Saudi Arabia

Updated 48 min 19 sec ago
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Houthis agree to stop firing missiles at Saudi Arabia

  • The Iran-backed rebels ordered the cessation of rocket and drone attacks
  • It cessation was done at the request of UN special envoy Martin Griffiths

SANAA, Yemen: A senior leader of the Houthi militia says the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts.
The Houthi leader, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, says the Iran-backed rebels ordered the cessation of rocket and drone attacks on the Saudis and forces loyal to coalition member the United Arab Emirates at the request of UN special envoy Martin Griffiths.
The statement was carried by militia-controlled media early on Monday.
Griffiths announced on Friday that both sides had agreed to attend talks in Sweden “soon” aimed at ending the three-year war. The announcement followed an informal de-escalation last week around the key port city of Hodeidah.