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.


KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

Updated 22 June 2018
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KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched on Thursday the fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by the Houthi militias and forced into the armed conflict.

The two phases aim to rehabilitate 80 child soldiers from different governorates of Yemen, Saudi press agency SPA reported.

The previous stages carried out by the center targeted the recruits from the governorates of Amran, Al-Jawf, Marib and other governorates, where they were rehabilitated and integrated into society.

The project aims to rehabilitate 2,000 child soldiers.