Immigration department starts recruiting Saudi women

King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. (SPA file photo)
Updated 18 January 2018
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Immigration department starts recruiting Saudi women

RIYADH: Saudi females will be recruited at the rank of private to work in airports and land border-crossing points, the General Directorate of Passports has announced.
Registration and admission applications will be received from Jan. 21 to 25.
The directorate has set some conditions for the recruitment.
Female applicants must be born and raised in Saudi Arabia and between 25 and 35 years old (according to the identity card upon presenting the applications).
They should have a good reputation and be free of any breach of trust and integrity. They cannot be government employees, nor have served in the military field.
Applicants cannot be married to non-Saudis. The directorate will only accept candidates who fall into a specific height range (a minimum of 155cm) and whose weight is proportionate to their height.
They must be holders of a high-school diploma or equivalent, must agree to be interviewed according to the specified conditions, must be medically qualified for the military service and must commit to the specified shifts in any region, province or border-crossing in the Kingdom, under any circumstances.
Any applicant who presents information that turns out to be false will be excluded. The registration process does not mean a final approval. Applicants must attend training even if it is outside the city they work in.


Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi terrorists

Updated 18 August 2018
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Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi terrorists

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward the southern city of Najran.

The attack is the latest in a series of missile launches targeting densely populated residential areas of Saudi Arabia, including Jazan and Najran, close to the border with Yemen.

Saudi-led Arab coalition’s spokesman, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that Saudi aerial defense forces intercepted a missile launched by the Iran-backed militia.

Al-Maliki said that the missile targeted Najran and was aimed at civilian populated areas, but the defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the projectile without any casualties.

The spokesperson added that “this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the rebels with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and 2231 aimed at safeguarding Saudi Arabia’s security and any regional and international threats.”