King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019
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King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

  • King Salman and the attendees watched a folk dance performance at the ceremony
  • The king also handed prizes to winners of the festival at the ceremony

RIYADH: King Salman on Saturday attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh.
The king was received on his arrival by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Saudi Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, and a number of officials.
King Salman welcomed Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s representative Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saadi, Kyrgyz Premier Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, representative of the King of Bahrain for Charity Works and Youth Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Mauritania’s Minister of Culture and Handicrafts and government spokesman Mohammed Ould Maham and other guests at the camel festival’s closing ceremony.
The king then handed prizes to winners of the festival. King Salman and the attendees also watched a folk dance performance.
Bin Hithlin said that the king’s patronage of the closing ceremony was the culmination of efforts to organize the festival and consolidate its heritage.
Attendance at the festival was more than double that of the previous year, he said.


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.