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 crown prince ‘hopes’ investments with India will create many jobs

Updated 25 min 50 sec ago
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Saudi crown prince ‘hopes’ investments with India will create many jobs

  • Saudi Arabia expects investments in India to reach $100 billion in the next two years
  • Modi praised relations between the two countries after signing cooperation agreements

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince said on Wednesday that he hopes that investments with India will create many jobs.

During a press conference with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said Saudi Arabia expects investments in India to reach $100 billion in the next two years.

The Crown Prince also said that there were many opportunities for India and Saudi Arabia and added that relations between the two countries were historic.

Modi praised relations between the two countries after signing cooperation agreements.