Saudi film wins top prize for raising awareness against extremism

Updated 09 December 2017

Saudi film wins top prize for raising awareness against extremism

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia won first prize for an awareness-raising film in countering extremism at the Conference of Police and Security Commanders, which opened in Tunis on Wednesday.
The Public Security Authority, an affiliate of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), won the prize in the films contest, in the field of countering extremism and terrorism.
The event was organized by the General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers Council on the sidelines of 41st Conference of Police and Security Commanders in Tunis, SPA reported.
Mohammed bin Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, presented the award to Deputy Director of the Public Security General Gharmallah bin Mohammed Al-Zahrani, who leads the Saudi delegation to the conference.
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday inaugurated the conference, which attracted representatives from regional and international organizations.
The conference discusses issues relating to security and police administration among the Arab states, in addition to countering extremism and terrorism.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 2 min 32 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

 

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.