Unusual dress invites trouble

Updated 05 July 2014
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Unusual dress invites trouble

Security authorities at the Grand Mosque in Makkah arrested a 40-year-old man wearing unusual attire inside the mosque on Tuesday and Wednesday. The individual was later transferred to the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution.
Lt. Col. Atti Al-Qurashi, official spokesman of Makkah police, said the individual entered the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Tuesday evening unusually dressed causing many pilgrims to gather around him to take photos resulting in congestion and disturbance to other worshippers.
He said that the man refused to heed calls by security officers to wear more appropriate attire to avoid disturbing the pilgrims but he returned on Wednesday evening dressed in the same outfit. The security officers then arrested him and referred his case to the Bureau for further legal action.


Saudi Arabia ‘strongly condemns’ Houthi attack on Yemen UN monitors

Updated 12 min 41 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia ‘strongly condemns’ Houthi attack on Yemen UN monitors

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Friday strongly condemned the targeting of “UN personnel by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen” after cease-fire monitors came under fire.
The attack took place on Thursday in Hodeidah, where a truce agreed in talks in Sweden came into force last month.
The Houthi militia “have violated their signed commitments in Stockholm and continue to flout international law and escalate their aggression against the Yemeni people,” Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman tweeted on Friday.


The UN said one round of small arms fire struck a UN-marked armored vehicle that was part of convoy carrying chief monitor Patrick Cammaert.
The UN monitors arrived in Hodeida — the entry point for the bulk of Yemen’s imports — on Dec. 23. The UN Security Council this week agreed to expand the force to 75 monitors.