Heirs to the throne: Britain’s Prince Charles honors Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince with Britain's Prince Charles and Prince William. (SPA)
Updated 08 March 2018
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Heirs to the throne: Britain’s Prince Charles honors Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was received by Britain’s heir to the throne Prince Charles on Wednesday evening.
The Prince of Wales held a dinner for the crown prince who had, earlier in the day, been welcomed by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Mohammed is on a three-day visit to Britain.
He met British Prime minister Theresa May at Downing Street, where Saudi Arabia and the UK set out an ambition to build 65 billion pounds ($90.29 billion) of trade and investment ties in coming years.


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.