Police detain beggar with over SR 21,000

Updated 05 February 2013
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Police detain beggar with over SR 21,000

Security patrols in Jeddah yesterday discovered more than SR 21,000 with a 50-year-old woman who was begging at a traffic light. The Somalian woman was reported to the police by a passerby who saw her counting large sum of money.
She was carrying SR 21,457 when the police officers arrested her.
The number of street beggars is increasing in Jeddah and many of them fake disability to gain people’s compassion. Some videos posted on YouTube by Saudi journalists showed a Yemeni beggar confessing that he faked a disability. An Arab News reporter asked on different occasions a number of children sent to beg in street as how much did they earn on a daily bases. The least of them ends his day with SR 300.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.