Pilot-steward fight holds up Saudia flight

Updated 15 August 2014
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Pilot-steward fight holds up Saudia flight

A spat between a pilot and a cabin crew member grounded a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight bound for Madinah from Cairo for six hours on Wednesday morning.
The verbal argument between the steward and the flight’s captain soon turned violent when the two engaged in a fistfight.
“The fight took place as the plane was about to take off,” said Col. Mutaz Youssef, duty head of the airport police.
The steward sustained hand injuries and was treated on the spot in the presence of security personnel, while the pilot was injured in his eye and transferred to a nearby hospital.
Flight attendants from Cairo evacuated the 153 unhurt passengers from the plane and kept them in the transit hall until Saudia administration in Jeddah sent another team on a plane leaving from Jeddah to Cairo three hours after the Madinah-bound plane was due to take off.
The flight finally took off six hours after its scheduled departure time.


Kingdom's anti-corruption chief leads Saudi delegation at UN General Assembly

Dr. Khalid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Muhaisen, president of Nazaha and head of the Saudi delegation, will stress the Kingdom’s anti-corruption efforts locally and internationally. (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 May 2018
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Kingdom's anti-corruption chief leads Saudi delegation at UN General Assembly

  • The meeting will be attended by UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Yuri Fedotov, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, represented by a delegation from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), will take part on Wednesday in a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to mark 15 years since the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption. 

The meeting will be attended by UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Yuri Fedotov, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

The opening session will discuss the most notable developments and best practices in the application of the UN Convention against Corruption, which has been adopted by 184 countries, including Saudi Arabia. The meeting will conclude with a speech by Lajcak.

Dr. Khalid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Muhaisen, president of Nazaha and head of the Saudi delegation, will stress the Kingdom’s anti-corruption efforts locally and internationally.