Saudi Arabian bikers rank first in Global Biking Initiative 2018 

Members of the Saudi Arabian team of bikers pose for a group picture in Hamburg, Germany. (SPA)
Updated 08 July 2018
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Saudi Arabian bikers rank first in Global Biking Initiative 2018 

  • A total of 600 bikers coming from 30 different countries around the world also joined the Europe cycling tour.

JEDDAH: Thirty Saudi Arabian bikers ranked the first place in the Global Biking Initiative 2018 aimed at raising funds for charity and volunteering projects.    

A total of 600 bikers coming from 30 different countries around the world also joined the Europe cycling tour.

The cyclists travelled 700 kilometers with their bicycles, from the Swedish city of Gutenberg to Hamburg in Germany, crossing multiple countries in one week.

The Saudi bikers joined the social initiative this year in a bid to encourage humanitarian and volunteering efforts in the Kingdom, to fulfill Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 for development. 

Mohammad Al-Alian, the Saudi cyclists' team leader, said every participating team represented a charity project they aim to support and raise awareness about. 

The Saudi team presented a project in collaboration with Sanad Charity Association aimed at supporting children diagnosed with cancer, and spread awareness about the illness and the significance of preventing the disease. 


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.