Most wanted Saudi terrorist in police net

END OF THE ROAD: Oqab Al-Otaibi is one of the most wanted terrorists for his role in the Asir mosque attack.
Updated 02 May 2016
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Most wanted Saudi terrorist in police net

JEDDAH: One of the most wanted terrorists, suspected to be involved in the bombing of the Special Emergency Forces’ Mosque in Asir, has been arrested, the Interior Ministry announced on Sunday.
The ministry also revealed the identities of two other men killed in a foiled terror attack in the southwestern Bisha province on Friday.
The arrested suspect, Oqab Al-Otaibi, is defendant number 5 on the ministry’s wanted list of nine suspects, which was announced early in February. The government had announced a reward of SR1 million for information leading to the arrest of one suspect and SR5 million for the arrest of more than one man.
Besides the Asir bombing in August last year, he was allegedly involved in shooting at worshippers in Al-Mustafa Mosque in Al-Dalwa, participating in terror activities organized by the Darmaa cell and murdering Brig. Katab Majed Katab Al-Hamadi Al-Otaibi.
Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the ministry, said the announcement of Al-Otaibi’s capture comes as a follow-up to last Friday's shooting in Bisha. “The two terrorists who were killed in the shootout were Abdulaziz Ahmed Mohammed Al-Bakri Al-Shihri, 33, and Yasser Yousef Ali Al-Houdi, 21.”
Al-Shihri was also on the list of most wanted for his involvement in the Asir mosque bombing and the killing of Brig Al-Otaibi, said Al-Turki. He was wearing an explosives belt, which was deactivated by experts, and also had a machine gun.
Al-Houdi was a specialist in making IEDs and explosive belts, and was also wanted for his involvement in the death of Brig. Al-Otaibi, said Al-Turki.
Security forces said they found arms, ammunition and cash from the possessions of the two suspects.


FaceOf: Kamel Al-Munajjed, chairman of the Saudi-Indian Business Council

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FaceOf: Kamel Al-Munajjed, chairman of the Saudi-Indian Business Council

  • After working for several years as a systems engineer, Al-Munajjed became head of investment and private banking at Saudi Fransi Bank, from 1988 to 1993
  • He earned his bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut, and his MBA from the Abu Dhabi campus of the international business school INSEAD

Kamel Al-Munajjed is the chairman of the Saudi-Indian Business Council. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut, and his MBA from the Abu Dhabi campus of the international business school INSEAD. As well as working for the Saudi-Indian Business Council, he is also a managing partner at Urjuan Real Estate Development and Investment Co. 

After working for several years as a systems engineer, Al-Munajjed became head of investment and private banking at Saudi Fransi Bank, from 1988 to 1993. 

For the next 11 years, he served as vice president of Al-Munajem Group, and in 2006 he became chairman of the Saudi-French Business Council. He became chairman of SHUAA Capital in 2012, leaving the financial services provider in 2015.

On Thursday, the Saudi-Indian Business Council held a joint meeting chaired by the head of the Council of Saudi Chambers, Dr. Sami Al-Obaidi.

The forum discussed many ongoing areas of business between the Kingdom’s various chambers of commerce, as well as ways of coordinating trips by representatives between India and Saudi Arabia for investment in the oil and gas industries. Tourism, mineral extraction, health care, information technology and other infrastructure projects were also discussed.

In a statement, Al-Munajjed praised the bilateral relations between Riyadh and New Delhi, adding that the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to India this week was a positive indicator for Saudi companies looking to invest in the subcontinent.