30 expats held in Saudi Arabia on terror charges in April

30 expats have been detained by authorities in April. (SPA)
Updated 24 April 2018
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30 expats held in Saudi Arabia on terror charges in April

  • All these suspects are still under investigation
  • Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of fighting terrorism

JEDDAH: The Saudi security forces rounded up 30 people of 12 different nationalities with links to terrorist organizations in April, said security sources.

The cases of all these suspects are under investigation. The detainees include 11 from Sudan, 9 from Yemen, 2 from Egypt, 1 from Turkey, 1 from Kenya, 1 from Iran, 1 from Somalia, 1 from Syria, 1 from Bahrain, and 1 from Kyrgyzstan.

This brings the number detainees so far to 34 Sudanese, 328 Yemenis, 72 Egyptians, 18 Turks, 3 Canadians, 1Kenyan, 10 Iranians, 4 Somalis, 207 Syrians, 2 Kyrgyzstanis, and 12 Bahrainis.

It should be noted that the number of detainees in the prisons of the General Investigation Directorate, according to the latest statistics of the Saudi Ministry of the Interior, reached 5,348, some of whom are serving their prison sentence and some are still in the process of appeal, and some are still under investigation.

Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of fighting terrorism.  During his recent visit to Riyadh UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked Riyadh for its generous support to the UN Counter-Terrorism Center. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the UN Counter-Terrorism Center and the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council. 


Braun Strowman to face Bobby Lashley at WWE Super Showdown in Jeddah

Updated 36 min 26 sec ago
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Braun Strowman to face Bobby Lashley at WWE Super Showdown in Jeddah

WWE Superstar Braun Strowman will go head-to-head with Bobby Lashley at WWE Super ShowDown next month in Jeddah.

The two superstars will wrestle on Friday, June 7 at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

Hosted by the Saudi General Sports Authority, the show will also feature the first-ever match between WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg and Undertaker. Triple H will also go against Randy Orton as they create another chapter of their storied rivalry.

There will also be a 50-Man Battle Royal—the largest in WWE history.

Tickets are available at www.sharek.sa with prices start at 25 SA ($6).