Two women arrested for alleged polyandry

Updated 03 June 2014
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Two women arrested for alleged polyandry

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) in Jeddah recently arrested several Arabs for allegedly organizing misyar marriages for two married women, according to local media.
Polyandry involves a woman marrying more than one man, a practice forbidden in Islam.
Misyar marriages allow the husband and wife to give up several rights such as living together and financial obligations.
The suspects had tried to get the women married to other men and had arranged for another Arab to authorize the unions.
The Haia had acted on a tipoff from an anonymous source and caught the gang red-handed as they were conducting one of the marriages.


Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

Updated 19 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

  • Saudi Arabia and UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan
  • The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it deposited $250 million with the Sudanese central bank, according to a statement from the Kingdom’s ministry of finance.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan, after mass protests led to the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir last month.

The move will strengthen Sudan’s “financial position, alleviate pressure on the Sudanese pound and achieve more stability in the exchange rate," the statement said.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have deposited now $500 million into Sudan’s Central Bank, the first instalment of the joint package of aid.

The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people, including food, medications and oil derivatives.

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, confirmed that this deposit constitutes an extension of the Kingdom’s support to the Sudanese people.

He added that this support will strengthen the financial and economic situation in Sudan, especially the exchange rate of the Sudanese pound, which should reflect positively on the living conditions of the Sudanese citizens.