Brothers arrested for restaurant shooting

Updated 06 June 2013

Brothers arrested for restaurant shooting

Riyadh police yesterday arrested two men who opened fire at Romansiya Restaurant in Al-Suwaidi district on Monday.
“The brothers have admitted to the crime and explained the incident in detail to the police,” said Riyadh police spokesman Col. Nasser bin Saeed Al-Qahtani.
The elder brother admitted that he arrived at the restaurant after hearing about his brother’s involvement in a fight with the restaurant workers. He said he started firing his gun randomly and then fled the scene.
He admitted that he fired an unregistered weapon to defend his younger brother.
Al-Qahtani said criminal investigation and forensic teams tracked down the alleged criminals. They have been transferred to the investigation department.
According to eyewitnesses, a young man walked into the restaurant and got into a heated argument with an employee taking customers’ orders.
Shortly afterward, the customer left only to return half an hour later with a gang of 11 young men armed with knives and a machine gun. “They came in a black GMC and a Sonata and attacked the restaurant,” said Wahidul, a Bangladeshi porter, who works for a company in the same locality.
No fatalities were recorded. However, one of the restaurant workers was injured. It was not immediately clear what kind of injuries he sustained during the shooting.
Surveillance cameras showed that the man carrying the Kalashnikov rifle was masked, and after some investigation he was identified and arrested. Carrying weapons in public places is illegal in the Kingdom.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.