Around 2.82 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

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Around 480,441 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 719,801 were deported. (SPA)
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Around 480,441 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 719,801 were deported. (SPA)
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Around 480,441 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 719,801 were deported. (SPA)
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Around 480,441 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 719,801 were deported. (SPA)
Updated 24 March 2019

Around 2.82 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,166 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 46 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 2.82 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,827,564 offenders, including 2,204,460 for violating residency regulations, 432,461 for labor violations and 190,643 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 47,863 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,015 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,533 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,166 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 46 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 424,223 offenders; 385,618 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 480,441 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 719,801 were deported.


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.