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 Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

Updated 48 min 18 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

  • The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili has participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington
  • No bilateral meeting had took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff, he added

JEDDAH: A Saudi defense ministry official has denied reports circulated on Israeli media claiming that a meeting was held between the Saudi military Chief of Staff, Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, and his Israeli counterpart Gadi Eizenkot.

The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington, United States at the Andrews Air Force Base.

81 countries took part in the meeting held between Oct. 15-16 aimed at discussing ways to combat violent terror groups.

The meeting also included an official dinner for all attendees hosted by the his excellency the Chairman of the US Joints Chief of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford. It was followed by a conference at the Andrews Air Force Base.

The official said no bilateral meeting took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff.