King Salman receives Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General

King Salman receives Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
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Updated 11 February 2020

King Salman receives Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General

  • Al-Hajraf is the second Kuwaiti to assume the position since the formation of the GCC in 1981

RIYADH: The secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf, on Monday called on King Salman. The king congratulated Al-Hajraf over his appointment as the GCC secretary-general and wished him success.
Al-Hajraf thanked the king and expressed his resolve to enhance cooperation between GCC countries and to achieve the aspirations of the Gulf leaders.  During the meeting, they reviewed several issues related to the Gulf countries.
Al-Hajraf is the second Kuwaiti to assume the position since the formation of the GCC in 1981.
He is the former finance minister of Kuwait and he has also served as minister of education and higher education.

 


Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

Updated 9 min 35 sec ago

Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

  • Saudi prosecutor warned of legal consequences earlier
  • Violators could be fined up to $796,880 and jailed for up to 5 years

DUBAI: Saudi police arrested a man in Al-Qassim who violated coronavirus regulations by bringing a barber into his home, state news agency SPA reported.
Videos circulating on social media showed the man as he asked a barber to come into his house after authorities temporarily closed down barber shops and salons to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi public prosecutor has previously warned that anyone posting content on social media, including photos or videos showing curfew violations, or the flouting of any rules enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 face prosecution.
In a message posted on Twitter, the bureau said that perpetrators will be charged under Article Six of the Information Crime Prevention Law, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $796,880. 
The punishment will be applied to violators but informers will not be questioned, it added.