Man who slaughtered dozens of desert lizards arrested in Saudi Arabia

A man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for illegally hunting more than a hundred spiny-tailed desert lizards. (Wikimedia Commons/MAJ Kathleen A. Hoard, US Marine Corps)
Updated 13 May 2018
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Man who slaughtered dozens of desert lizards arrested in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for illegally hunting more than a hundred spiny-tailed desert lizards, a viral video has shown.
Social media users widely shared footage of the man as he bragged about hunting a hundred of animals known locally as “dabb lizards.”
Dozens of the yellowish reptile, with four legs and a long tail, can be seen laid on the floor.
The spokesman for Al-Qasim police, Badr Al-Suhaibani, was quoted by Sabq News confirming that the suspect in the video had been arrested.
The man is to face legal action over endangering wildlife and for violating the law on hunting wild animals.


Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

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Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

JEDDAH: A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.

A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .

Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 

The father named the child "Wadah" after the director of the hospital for his kind care and attention, the report said.

It added that the hospital's medical staff provided medical care for the child and his mother, who are both in good health.