Outgoing Chinese envoy meets King Salman

King Salman receives outgoing Chinese Ambassador Li Huaxin at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 12 March 2019
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Outgoing Chinese envoy meets King Salman

  • Saudi Olympic National Team players warded with King Abdul Aziz Medals

The outgoing Chinese envoy, Li Huaxin, on Sunday visited King Salman to bid him farewell at the end of his term.  Saudi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf was also present during the meeting.

On Sunday, the King awarded the Saudi Olympic National Team players with the King Abdul Aziz Medal for the First and Second Classes in appreciation of their performance at the Third Olympic Youth Games in Argentina.

The King congratulated the delegation on their achievement and wished them success in all future events.

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the board of directors of the General Sport Authority, and chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Fahad bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz bin Musaid, head of the delegation and members of technical and administrative staff attended the reception.

King Salman granted the King Abdul Aziz Medal of First Class to the Olympic gold medalist, Mohammed bin Ayedh Al-Asiri, and the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the Second Class to bronze medals winners Mohammed bin Dhaim Al-Ma'awi and Ali bin Yusuf Al-Othman.

 


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 21 April 2019
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.