Fighting between man’s two wives: Lashes set for 15

Updated 22 September 2016
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Fighting between man’s two wives: Lashes set for 15

JEDDAH: A court in Jeddah has ruled that 15 people are to be lashed, including the husband of two women whose quarrel led relatives to intervene.
The fight started when the husband brought the second wife he had recently married to the house where his first wife lived.
The two wives got into conflict, which escalated into a melee when they called their families to intervene.
The first wife sued the husband, accusing him of having been violent, of having announced that he was divorcing her and of having thrown her and their son on the building’s staircase.
According to a medical report issued by the King Fahd Hospital for the wife, her femur had been broken during the incident, so she had to be taken to hospital and have surgery performed on her; it reportedly took her three months to recover.
Listening to the testimony of the husband, the two wives, and members of the women’s families, and viewing the medical reports, led the court to rule 20 lashes each for 14 members of the two families and 50 lashes for the husband.
Moreover, the judge also ruled that the husband has to pay SR80,000 for physical damages and assault to his first wife.


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
Updated 25 June 2019
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.