Curfew violator arrested in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

Saudi Arabia has instituted a nationwide curfew. (AN photo/Basher Saleh)
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Updated 26 March 2020

Curfew violator arrested in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

  • Saudi man shared video of himself wandering around Hafr Al-Batin, making comments about security services

HAFR Al-BATIN: A Saudi man was arrested in the Eastern Province on Wednesday for violating the curfew imposed by authorities in the Kingdom to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

He had shared videos on social media that showed him wandering around Hafr Al-Batin governorate during the curfew, in which he made comments undermining the role of the security services, according to a spokesman for Eastern Province police. The man, who is in his thirties, also allegedly filmed security officers as they enforced the curfew on a public road.
 


Saudi Arabia to extend visa validity for expats

Updated 08 April 2020

Saudi Arabia to extend visa validity for expats

  • The extension will continue for an additional three months for expats

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports will extend the validity of exit and return visas – that expire between Feb. 25 until May 24 of 2020 – at no charge, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
The extension will continue for an additional three months for expats. The decision will cover residents of commercial and industrial professions in the Kingdom and those whose visas have not been used during the suspension of the entry and exit period.
The General Directorate of Passports said that the extension will be done automatically from the system without reviewing the passports.
People can enter their accounts on the “Absher” platform to view the service provided to them electronically, it added.