Saudi police arrest man accused of torturing son

Updated 08 September 2017

Saudi police arrest man accused of torturing son

JEDDAH: Security authorities in Alkhobar, in the Eastern Province, have arrested a man who allegedly tortured his son at a shopping mall in the city, after a video clip of the incident was posted on social media, prompting the launch of an investigation and the subsequent arrest.
The man, who was identified as an Egyptian, will be referred to the Public Prosecution, security sources said.
Alkhobar police discovered the identity of the man, an Arab resident in his 40s, the media spokesman of the Eastern Province police, Col. Ziyad Al-Rugaiti, said.
He said the man was arrested and is awaiting referral to the Public Prosecution, while the concerned parties were informed to investigate the condition of the child and take the necessary actions.
On his Twitter account, the ministry’s spokesman, Khalid Aba Al-Khail, said strict measures will be taken against the man who had tortured the child.


Saudi Arabia to make coronavirus vaccine free for citizens and residents

Updated 26 min 28 sec ago

Saudi Arabia to make coronavirus vaccine free for citizens and residents

  • It hopes the vaccines would cover 70 percent of the Kingdom’s population by the end of 2021

RIYADH: The Saudi health ministry announced Monday that it would make the coronavirus vaccine available for free to all citizens and residents, according to Saudi channel Al Ekhbariya. 
The ministry said it hopes the vaccines would cover 70 percent of the Kingdom’s population by the end of 2021.
The ministry said on Monday it had recorded 231 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 355,489 cases, including 5,877 active cases receiving necessary medical care.
Sixteen new deaths have been reported, bringing the total deaths to 5,796.