Saudi Arabia to provide specialist centers to aid child custody laws

In this file photo, Saudi women and a child walk along a street in Riyadh. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 02 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia to provide specialist centers to aid child custody laws

  • The ministry signed agreements with two non-profit institutes to form an initiative called “Shaml”
  • The centers will offer services related to child custody laws as well as providing social and psychological support to parents and children

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice has ordered the provision of specialized centers to help implement child custody and visitation laws in Saudi Arabia.
Waleed Al-Samaani said the ministry signed agreements with two non-profit institutes to form an initiative called “Shaml” or unity to provide centers to implement custody laws.
The initiative aims to create a suitable environment for families without needing to enforce such laws in courts or duty stations. It comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation plan 2020, to fulfill Vision 2030.
The centers will offer services related to child custody laws as well as providing social and psychological support to parents and children to reduce tension and protect child rights.


Saudi falconry festival launches photo competition

Updated 4 min 32 sec ago
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Saudi falconry festival launches photo competition

  • The photo competition will offer a first prize of SR50,000 to the winner, with SR30,000 and SR20,000 for second and third places respectively
JEDDAH: A photographic competition with a prize pot of SR100,000 ($27,000) has been launched as part of a major falconry event.
Amateur and professional photographers are eligible to enter the contest at the King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival, which runs from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 in the town of Malham, near Riyadh.
The photo competition will offer a first prize of SR50,000 to the winner, with SR30,000 and SR20,000 for second and third places respectively.
Photographers wishing to take part should email one photo only to [email protected] Competition terms and conditions can be viewed by visiting www.saudifalconsclub.org.sa