Riyadh to host forum on terrorism and extremism

Updated 14 May 2017
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Riyadh to host forum on terrorism and extremism

RIYADH: The city will host a forum on terrorism and extremism on May 21 under the sponsorship of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
The event is organized by the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS).
Saud Al-Sarhan, secretary-general of the KFCRIS, said the forum comes within the high-level global and political events in Riyadh during this month.
The event will draw local and global experts who will explore the nature and types of terrorism, its future perception, the role of social media on terrorism and how to deal with it regionally, he said.
The Kingdom has exploited its political, security, economic and social potentials to have a leading role in fight against terrorism where the Riyadh forum comes to enhance this role at regional and global levels, he said.
The forum will also feature four panel discussions focusing on finding possible mechanisms to deal with terrorism, which poses the most critical challenges not only to the Islamic world but globally.
The panel discussions aim to explore four major themes: The future perception of terrorism, extremism on the Internet and social media, the linkage between terrorism and corruption, and finding mechanism in fight against terror and extremism in the Middle East.
Established in 1983, the KFCRIS serves several functions that go in line with the vision of King Faisal Foundation.
The Center aims to support and develop research and studies that spread King Faisal’s vision and expand knowledge on topics such as Islamic studies, politics, sociology and heritage.
The KFCRIS maintains cooperation with research institutions in many countries of the world and keeps relationships with a number of researchers in various areas in Saudi Arabia and the world at large.
The 34-state Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), which will sponsor the event, was announced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Dec. 15, 2015.


Man arrested in Jeddah for unlicensed chiropractic clinic

A man was arrested by Jeddah police for turning his apartment in to a clinic. (Shutterstock)
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Man arrested in Jeddah for unlicensed chiropractic clinic

  • The apartment has been shut down until concerned authorities are done interrogating him
  • the fake physician had been receiving six to seven patients per day, and taking SR500 ($133) from every new patient and SR300 from returning ones

JEDDAH: Jeddah police and the Health Ministry have arrested a man who had turned his apartment in Al-Bawadi district into a chiropractic clinic.

The apartment has been shut down until concerned authorities are done interrogating him. The director of the Compliance Department, Sultan Al-Mehmadi, said the man’s activities were being monitored since May 12, 2017, after information had been reported about malpractices in the apartment.

He added that the fake physician had been receiving six to seven patients per day, and taking SR500 ($133) from every new patient and SR300 from returning ones.

The confiscated material. (AN photo)



“Inside the apartment, concerned authorities found a room dedicated to manual therapy, and seized… paper used for preparing invoices and medical reports, stamps for crediting these documents, a large number of lab test results, and X-rays requested by him,” Al-Mehmadi said.

“The fake physician was found to be a 66-year-old Lebanese man. After the initial interrogation, he admitted to having been practicing this profession for 15 years.”

The apartment was equipped with medical devices and machines used for physical therapy, and featured medical certificates obtained from anonymous sources, Al-Mehmadi added.

The expatriate’s practice was not approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and he was not licensed to practice a health-related profession. As such, he has violated Article 28 of the Law of Practicing Health Care Professions.

Jeddah’s Health Department urged citizens and residents to be cautious and not get deceived by such practices, which may cause more harm than good.

The department said it will not hesitate to arrest violators who manipulate and deceive people in need for treatment.