Saudi police in Al-Baha detain man for video mocking region’s residents

The man used YouTube to post his video mocking residents. (Shutterstock)
Updated 20 November 2019

Saudi police in Al-Baha detain man for video mocking region’s residents

  • People on social media condemned the man and his video

JEDDAH: Al-Baha police on Wednesday detained a man for posting a video on YouTube in which he mocked the region’s residents.
Authorities in Al-Baha said the man would be transferred to the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution for legal proceedings.
Under the name Gizaniateket, he filmed the video at night on a street in Al-Baha city. “These people sleep 23 hours per day,” he said.
When a car passed by, he added: “Oh! Here’s a person who’s awake. He might be going to buy a pillow.”
People on social media condemned the man and his video, and demanded that appropriate action be taken against him.
 


OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

Updated 06 June 2020

OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

  • The aid parcels contain disposable medical masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel

RIYADH: Emergency medical aid organized under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has arrived at Kabul International Airport, ready to be delivered to the Afghan ministries of foreign affairs and public health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aid parcels containing disposable medical masks, specialized N95 hospital masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel were handed over to the Afghan authorities in presence of OIC’s Resident Representative in Kabul. 
Meanwhile the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), a subsidiary OIC institution aimed at supporting the least developed member states in their response to the pandemic, especially in the health sector, has also delivered a first tranche of emergency financial assistance to Afghanistan.