Saudi Arabia state security adds 10 Hezbollah militia leaders to its terror list

Hezbollah fighters hold party flags during a parade in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP)
Updated 17 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia state security adds 10 Hezbollah militia leaders to its terror list

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia state security said Wednesday that it has added 10 Hezbollah militia leaders to its terror list, five of whom are the Lebanese militia's Shoura Council members. 

In a statement, Saudi Arabian state security said that its centre dedicated to fighting terror funding will persue Hezbollah leadership, their properties and finances.

The statement added that Gulf countries have listed ten members of the militia, considered a terror group in the region, and four entities on its terror list.

The Saudi Arabian state security statement coincides with the US treasury department adding fresh sanctions against Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy earlier Wednesday. 

Lebanese Hezbollah militia military and political wing, the statement reiterated, is a terrorist organization, and the militia and its main backer Iran are responsible for suffering in Syria and violence in Iraq and Yemen.  

 


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.