Saudi forces arrest 4 escaped prisoners after 9-hour siege in Tabuk

Updated 19 August 2017
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Saudi forces arrest 4 escaped prisoners after 9-hour siege in Tabuk

TABUK: Police arrested four prisoners who had escaped from Tabuk Prison after a nine-hour siege that followed 25 days of tracking and monitoring.
Security forces used airplanes from Prince Faisal Air Base to track the escaped prisoners, and followed tips and investigations on the ground. Col. Faisal Al-Zahrani, chief of Special Emergency Force in Tabuk, led the operation involving a number of police officers in the region and other supporting authorities.
The four escapees were tracked to a desert region 50 km from Tabuk; after their vehicle broke down, they decided to escape on foot. After they were located, their hideout was besieged in a standoff that lasted nine hours.
The press secretary of the Tabuk police, Lt. Col. Khaled Al-Ghaban, said that police arrested the escapees after a successful operation that resulted in no injuries.
Three of the Tabuk prisoners are related; two of them are brothers and the third is their nephew. They also arrested a fifth person found with the prisoners, and drugs and arms found in their rugged mountainous hiding site were seized.


Riyadh Eid festivities draw more than 1.5 million visitors

Updated 19 June 2018
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Riyadh Eid festivities draw more than 1.5 million visitors

  • The diversity of events the municipality provided this year offered plenty of choice to the capital’s residents and visitors.
  • The garden of King Fahd Library which received visitors over the three days of Eid witnessed interactive and entertainment shows.

JEDDAH: Riyadh municipality Eid Al-Fitr activities attracted more than 1.5 million visitors, residents and citizens over the three-day holiday.
The diversity of events the municipality provided this year offered plenty of choice to the capital’s residents and visitors.
The municipality hosted 200 functions in 30 different locations across the city. It distributed thousands of presents, balloons and candy to children to encourage them to attend Eid prayers and to bring joy to their hearts.
Riyadh’s Eid festivities in Qasr AL-Hokm included the Saudi traditional folk-dance show, activities and competitions for children, as well as folk arts and poetry shows.
The garden of King Fahd Library which received visitors over the three days of Eid witnessed interactive and entertainment shows, as well as artistic activities and sports competitions.
Riyadh municipality organized five theater shows for men and women, including two for men: Shekka Wa Noss, and Tersam Al-Wahch; two plays for women: Banat Al-Social and Umm Suwaileh Al-Sawaqa, and an open play, Al-Qarya Al-Maghdoura.
Riyadh municipality also organized three theater shows for the blind and deaf.
“Al-Qarya Al-Maghdoura” (The Betrayed Village), the first open-theater show in the Kingdom, was held in the showroom of Al-Jazeera neighborhood. It was written, directed and played by Saudis.
The municipality allocated several events and locations for the participation of humanitarian organizations by receiving them and setting private seats for them, in coordination with the Saudi Association for Deaf.
It also organized a special program to entertain women and children over the three days of Eid. The events for women included plays, free drawing and coloring sessions, artifacts and competitions.
Carnival marches were launched in the north and west of Riyadh, by 300 cartoon characters and featured the participation of touring folk groups, along with a solidarity march with soldiers, as well as classic car shows.
The capital’s residents and visitors enjoyed fireworks that lasted 10 minutes and colored the sky of Riyadh at King Fahd International Stadium, a location near King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and a location near Wadi Leban Bridge in west Riyadh.