Housemaid who brutally killed Saudi employer put to death

Updated 15 April 2015
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Housemaid who brutally killed Saudi employer put to death

An Indonesian housemaid was beheaded in Madinah on Tuesday for killing her Saudi employer, according to the Ministry of Interior.
Sitti Zainab Rouba was found guilty by the General Court here of stabbing Norah bint Abdullah Al-Maroubi to death with a knife in September 1999.
The court also found that she had struck Al-Maroubi on the head with a water heater, poured hot water on her, and sprayed insecticide on her face. Rouba then placed the body in a bag and dragged it into a bathroom.
The General Court stated at the time that the punishment could only be implemented once the victim’s minor children had grown up and agreed to it.
The verdict had been endorsed by the Court of Cassation, the Supreme Judicial Council, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. A royal order was also issued to implement the capital punishment.


Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

Updated 22 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and China on Friday agreed to include the Chinese language as a curriculum at all stages of education in schools and universities across the Kingdom.
The agreement came during a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a high-level Chinese delegation in the capital Beijing, in a bid to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation and deepen the strategic partnership at all levels between both countries.
The move aims to enable a comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve the aspirations of the Saudi and Chinese leaderships and seize the promising opportunities between their two peoples, a relationship which has extended for decades.
The inclusion of the Chinese language will enhance the cultural diversity of students in the Kingdom and contribute to the achievement of the future national goals in the field of education for the Vision 2030.
The introduction of Chinese into the curriculum is an important step toward opening new academic horizons for students of various educational levels in the Kingdom.
Learning Chinese will serve as a bridge between the two peoples and would contribute to increasing trade and cultural ties.