Saudi teen in controversial street dance released after signing pledge

A screengrab from a video posted on social media shows the teenage boy dancing along a busy intersection in Jeddah.
Updated 23 August 2017
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Saudi teen in controversial street dance released after signing pledge

JEDDAH: Saudi police have released a 14-year-old boy who was earlier arrested for dancing in the middle of a traffic intersection in Jeddah, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the ministry said the boy was freed after he and his legal guardian signed a pledge.
“They signed a written pledge that the teen will not engage in behavior that could endanger his life and the life of others again,” it said.
“The notification was solely intended to warn the boy about potential consequences for his own safety, as well as to safeguard the overall safety of motorists and pedestrians,” the statement said.
The boy courted controversy when a film showing him dancing to the 1990s hit song “Macarena” at a traffic intersection became a sensation on social media.
Police said the teenager was taken in for questioning because he had shown “improper public behavior” and disrupted traffic.


Saudi Crown Prince and FIFA President discuss ways of strengthening cooperation

Updated 25 May 2018
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Saudi Crown Prince and FIFA President discuss ways of strengthening cooperation

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Friday with the President of the International Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino in Jeddah.
During the meeting, they reviewed ways to strengthen cooperation between FIFA and the Saudi General Sport Authority (GSA).
The meeting was also attended by GSA Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Turki Al-Sheikh.