Record temperature in central, eastern parts of Kingdom

A file photo of road construction workers in Riyadh.A file photo of road construction workers in Riyadh.
Updated 07 July 2017
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Record temperature in central, eastern parts of Kingdom

JEDDAH: The temperature in central and eastern parts of the Kingdom has reached 53 degrees Celsius for the first time.
Surpassing 50 degrees is rare; in Jeddah, the temperature reached 52 degrees in 2015 and 2010.
The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) has issued daily warnings about prolonged exposure to the sun.
The extreme heat caused the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to ban working under the sun from noon until 3 p.m. between June 15 and Sept. 15. The ministry deploys inspection teams, which have detected several companies violating the ban.


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 21 April 2019
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.