37,000 identified Iqama violators in 5 days across KSA

A total of 574 people were caught trying to cross the border into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Updated 22 November 2017

37,000 identified Iqama violators in 5 days across KSA

RIYADH: A joint field campaign which kicked off last Wednesday across the Kingdom to pursue and arrest violators of iqama regulations, resulted in the seizure of 36,656 violators including 22,085 violators of iqama regulations; 6,874 violators of border security regulations; and 7,697 violators of labor regulations.

A total of 574 people were caught trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 77 percent of whom were Yemeni nationals and 21 percent were Ethiopians. Three persons were arrested for attempting to cross the border leaving the Kingdom.

The total number of those who are currently in expatriate detention centers reached 9,349, including 8,371 men and 978 women.

The total number of citizens charged with harboring regulation violators is 27. One of them was released after the penalties were paid.

Authorities confirm the deportation of 4,457 violators; the imposition of immediate sanctions against 3,223 violators; the referral of 2,750 violators to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; and the referral of 2,891 violators to complete their travel procedures.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.