Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting
Updated 05 December 2018
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Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

  • The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting

JEDDAH: Saudi security forces rescued a child and shot dead a man who was using her as a “human shield” as he fired at police in Jeddah.
A police spokesman in Makkah said officers were chasing the suspect, who was accused of possessing drugs, on Sunday evening when he grabbed the young girl and began shooting.
“The police ordered him to surrender,” the spokesman said, adding that the suspect continued to endangering the lives of passers-by and security forces by “randomly shooting, which led to his death.” An officer was also injured during the gunbattle.


Awards ceremony honors Saudi-British friendship bonds

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Awards ceremony honors Saudi-British friendship bonds

  • Each year one citizen from the Kingdom and one from the UK, is recognized for their significant contribution to promoting friendship and understanding between the people of the two countries
JEDDAH: An awards ceremony to honor the efforts of Saudi and British citizens in forging links between the two countries was held in London.
The Saudi-British Society organized its annual Rawabi Holding Awards event at the Institute of Directors in the British capital.
Each year one citizen from the Kingdom and one from the UK, is recognized for their significant contribution to promoting friendship and understanding between the people of the two countries.
The Saudi award winner was Hamida Ali Rida, who is the founder and trustee of the Barakat Trust, a UK charity which supports the study of Islamic art and architecture and their history.
British explorer and educationist, Mark Evans, was the other winner. He is currently the director of a project which takes young people from different countries on hiking expeditions in the Arabian desert or the Arctic, enabling them to explore the wilderness and different cultures.
Evans has also undertaken longer desert and sea expeditions in and around Arabia. In 2015, he crossed the Empty Quarter on foot and camel in the footsteps of Bertram Thomas, the first European to make the journey.
The ceremony this year was attended by the Saudi charge d’affaires, Saud bin Nasser Al-Hamdan, diplomats from the Saudi Embassy in London, British government officials, members of the Saudi-British Society and other guests from both countries.
During his speech, the society’s chairman and former British ambassador to Riyadh, Sir Derek Plumbly, explained the role of the society and its importance in promoting social and cultural bonds between the two nations.
He also praised the great efforts of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf while representing the Kingdom in the UK.