Investigation ordered into video of girl complaining of abuse by father

 Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib ordered the investigation. (SPA)
Updated 15 January 2019

Investigation ordered into video of girl complaining of abuse by father

JEDDAH: Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib has ordered an urgent investigation into a video posted on social media showing a young woman alleging abuse by her father, along with any legal action deemed necessary as a result.
The clip features a girl who complains of being abused by her father and tells of her escape from the family home.
The video is not thought to be related to the case of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun, who arrived in Canada on Saturday, a day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country would take her in as a refugee. The 18 year old ran away from her family during a trip to Kuwait then flew to Bangkok and claimed asylum, alleging that she had been subjected to physical and psychological abuse by her family and feared she would be killed if she was sent back to them.


Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 26 August 2019

Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

  • The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors

JEDDAH: The Umrah Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, will commence on Monday in Jeddah under the sponsorship of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
The event will last for three days at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will hold more than 22 workshops and training seminars carried out by pilgrim services experts. 160 companies and service operators in the sector will showcase their latest innovations and products offered to worshippers.
Mashat added that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will involve partnership agreements between providers of logistic services and Umrah service companies.
He said that the event aims to meet the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan by providing the best services to pilgrims.
The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors.