German police train female Saudi border inspectors

The General Directorate of Border Guards is giving high priority to the training program. according to a top official.
Updated 22 March 2018
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German police train female Saudi border inspectors

JEDDAH: Twenty Saudi female trainee border inspectors have completed their first advanced security training session in Riyadh this week in a joint security operation with the German police.
The operation was run under an agreement between the Saudi and German interior ministries.
Border Guards’ spokesman Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi said that the session was part of a global skills training program that included personal security and protection, application of procedures and self-defense, identity verification, search and confiscation, anti-smuggling strategies, first aid, preliminary investigation and arrest and inspection.
Col. Al-Harbi said that the General Directorate of Border Guards gave high priority to the program as it represented an important step toward the development of human resources, civilian or military, by helping trainees to perform their duties effectively.
He said that the training session respected the morals of Islamic religion regarding the privacy and protection of women.
It was launched to help women deal with issues particular to the frontiers, which required a training plan, along with workshops and training sessions.


Khashoggi’s children call for independent commission baseless, comes from unverified Twitter account

Updated 33 min 49 sec ago
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Khashoggi’s children call for independent commission baseless, comes from unverified Twitter account

DUBAI: An unverified social media account which claims to be owned by missing Saudi journalist’s son Jamal Khashoggi, Abdullah, has been quoted in several media outlets as calling for an ‘independent, and impartial investigation’ into what happened to his father.

The statement, which calls for the media to also respect the privacy of the family, has been quoted by a number of international media outlets as authentic.

However, upon examining the account it is clear that it was only created on October 15 and has not been shared with any of the Saudi media outlets, including the MBC network where Salah Khashoggi currently works.

Furthermore, the account authenticity has not been confirmed by any of the Khashoggi family members Arab News has tried contacting.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday for talks with King Salman, supposed to discuss the case of Khashoggi, after being sent by President Donald Trump.

Trump on Monday said: “It sounded to me, maybe these could have been rogue killers,” after a telephone conversation with King Salman, where the two leaders discussed the joint investigation by Saudi Arabia and Turkey into Khashoggi’s disappearance.

Khashoggi, a US-based Saudi national, has been missing since Oct. 2 when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to secure divorce papers. Nothing has been heard of him since.

An Arab News analysis of reports from global news outlets has unearthed a series of inconsistencies and fake facts.