Arab conference calls for use of Saudi Arabia’s experience in dealing with terrorism

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences. (SPA)
Updated 05 August 2018

Arab conference calls for use of Saudi Arabia’s experience in dealing with terrorism

  • The conference called for the organization of a workshop on dealing with people convicted of terrorist crimes in penal and correctional institutions, in collaboration with Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

JEDDAH: The 19th annual Arab conference for heads of penal and correctional institutions called for building on successful Arab experiences in dealing with people convicted of terrorist crimes, especially Saudi Arabia’s pioneering experience in the Mohammed bin Naif Center for Counseling and Care.

The conference was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers Council in Tunisia’s capital.
It called for member states to provide the General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers Council with reports about adopting community service as an alternative penalty in place of deprivation of liberty.
The conference demanded the preparation of standards from the General Secretariat to specify the severity of inmates in penal and correctional institutions, drawing on the experiences of Arab and foreign counties and Arab organizations and the relevant states’ expertise.
The conference called for the organization of a workshop on dealing with people convicted of terrorist crimes in penal and correctional institutions, in collaboration with Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) and the UN’s office, affiliated with the European Commission, which deals with drugs, crimes and the counter-terrorism bill in the Middle East and North Africa.
The final declaration of the conference noted that the council adopted a code of conduct for workers in penal and correctional institutions and recommended circulating it to state members for guidance.


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

  • COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

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• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.