27 Ethiopians arrested in Saudi Arabia for labor, residency violations

Updated 28 August 2017

27 Ethiopians arrested in Saudi Arabia for labor, residency violations

RIYADH: Security forces in Wadi Al-Dawasir region arrested 27 Ethiopians, including 14 women, for residency and labor violations in a farm north of Riyadh, local media reported on Friday.
The security forces formed secret teams to gather information, and upon ascertaining the violations, they drew up a plan to arrest the group.
They sought the help of the governor’s office, which assigned a task force to help the security forces.
Five teams with full military equipment were formed from provincial security patrols.
The raid was conducted under Col. Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al-Salhi, provincial security patrol director.


Saudi embassy in China urges citizens to leave amid coronavirus outbreak

Updated 6 min 33 sec ago

Saudi embassy in China urges citizens to leave amid coronavirus outbreak

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s embassy in China on Sunday urged its citizens to leave the country for their safety amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The embassy issued a statement also urging its citizens to avoid visiting China, whether it be for business or tourism purposes.

The coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 56 people in China and infected more than 2,000 globally, most of them in China.

The statement also called on Saudi residents and visitors in China to “remain in their residences, be careful and adhere to the preventive and health and safety measures until their opted departure.”

The virus has caused alarm because it is still too early to know how dangerous it is and how easily it spreads between people.

Like many countries, Saudi Arabia has started screening travelers arriving in the Kingdom from China. No cases have yet been recorded in Saudi Arabia.