Saudi scouts to take part in Arab jamboree in Sudan

Always ready: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association is all set to participate in the 12th Arab Scout Jamboree in Sudan. (SPA file photo)
Updated 09 October 2018
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Saudi scouts to take part in Arab jamboree in Sudan

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association (SASA) will participate in the 12th Arab Scout Jamboree for Environmental Activities of Arab Scout Associations in Sudan.
The event has been organized by the Arab Scout Region along with Arab Scout Organization and will be hosted by Sudanese Scouts Association.
The SASA secretary-general, Dr. Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Fahd, said that the jamboree aims to activate the role of the scout movement in raising awareness, addressing environmental issues by developing the capacities of leaders responsible for environmental activities and exchanging experiences with other Arab scout associations. The event aims promotes sustainable development goals pertaining to the environment.
SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years, adapting along the way to keep up with changing times and making use of new technologies.
The Saudi association joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000. There are over 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim. AN Jeddah


Saudi public prosecution announces results of investigation into Khashoggi killing

Updated 31 min 37 sec ago
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Saudi public prosecution announces results of investigation into Khashoggi killing

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday he was seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was killed in the country’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 after a struggle by a lethal injection dose and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, he told reporters in Riyadh.

The Prosecutor said Khashoggi’s body parts were then handed over to a local Turkish agent outside the consulate grounds, the spokesman said, adding that the drawing of the agent has been prepared and will be handed over to the Turkish authorities.

He said that the head of Khashoggi’s repatriation team was the one who ordered the killing of the victim, adding that the investigations into the whereabouts of the victim’s body are still ongoing.

He noted that the mission of the team was to persuade Khashoggi to return to the kingdom.

The prosecutor said a former adviser had been due to meet the team that was ordered to repatriate journalist Khashoggi, who was killed after efforts to negotiate his return failed.

He added that the ex-advisor had been banned from travelling and remained under investigation, and that the case has been transferred to court while investigations continue.

The prosecutor said Saudi Arabia has requested Turkey to sign a cooperation deal on a probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“We have requested the brotherly Turkish authorities to sign a special cooperation mechanism specific to this case in order to provide them with the results of the investigation,” he said, adding that “the public prosecutor is still awaiting a response to these requests.”