KSA regrets Yemen talks failure

Updated 25 June 2015

KSA regrets Yemen talks failure

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has expressed its deep sorrow over the failure of Geneva talks to reach an agreement on Yemen while appreciating UN efforts to implement Security Council Resolution 2216.
The Council of Ministers on Monday, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, praised the positive cooperation shown by the legitimate Yemeni government with global efforts to alleviate the suffering of its people.
The Cabinet welcomed the final communiqué issued by OIC foreign ministers following their extraordinary meeting in Jeddah on Yemen, stressing the Kingdom’s support for all efforts to end the Yemeni crisis and its rejection of any foreign intervention in Yemen’s affairs without a request from the country’s legitimate government.
The Cabinet also commended the king’s message to the nation on the occasion of Ramadan, urging citizens to keep away from extremism and sectarianism.
It thanked the king for his assertion that confidence in Saudi citizens is limitless and that there will be no leniency for negligence and that anyone breaching security, religious and national solid principles would be held accountable.
Monday’s Cabinet meeting was briefed on the outcome of the landmark visit by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Russia and his meetings with President Vladimir Putin and other senior Russian officials.
The Cabinet hailed the strength of relations between the two countries and the Kingdom’s desire to deepen its cooperation with Russia in all fields with the aim of serving the interests of the two friendly peoples and enhancing security and stability in the region.


Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

  • A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money
  • The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption

RIYADH: The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 105 corruption cases in the health, interior, power, and education sectors.
The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.
A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money and harming state interests.
One of the cases involves the arrest of three employees working at the Saudi Electricity Co. for receiving a bribe amounting to €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) for money laundering. Another case is the arrest of a university faculty member for asking for a bribe amounting to SR80,000 ($21,328) from a number of companies working on different projects at the university.
The authority also arrested a doctor at the Ministry of Health for violating the regulations at a quarantine facility.
A brigadier general was arrested for using his official vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points during the curfew period.