Saudi police make arrests across the country, including curfew violators

Saudi police make arrests across the country, including curfew violators
Police officers man a checkpoint in a street in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on April 3, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 11 April 2020

Saudi police make arrests across the country, including curfew violators

Saudi police make arrests across the country, including curfew violators
  • Two men were arrested for violating the lockdown curfew, implemented by the government in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, while boasting about it and publishing the videos on social media
  • Others. who violated residency and work permits by hiding in caves in the mountains, were also apprehended

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s security forces announced a series of arrests made in a video published on Saturday on their official Twitter account.

Among those arrested was a group of Indian residents in Riyadh that were accused of stealing electrical equipment and copper circuit breakers from the country’s government-owned electricity company. Others. who violated residency and work permits by hiding in caves in the mountains, were also apprehended.

Two people were also arrested after evidence was found that they were involved in a number of crimes involving impersonating security officers and stopping passers-by to take their money, as well as stealing a vehicle.

A man who published a video of stores with empty shelves that were being cleaned but spread rumors about a dearth in goods in stores across the country was also arrested for spreading misinformation in the Eastern Province, while another was detained for filming himself inside a store saying things that were not in line with the values and morals of the country, including sexual references.

Two men were arrested for violating the lockdown curfew, implemented by the government in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, while boasting about it and publishing the videos on social media. A man was also arrested for harassing minors via a live stream, while another published a video took advantage of the quarantine by offending other people and regions in the country.


Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister received his Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

They discussed bilateral relations and ways to support and promote them in a way that served common interests. The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common concern.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said: “We discussed the situation in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Libya, as well as Iranian and Turkish interventions in the affairs of the region’s states and Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom and Jordan’s views on these issues are compatible, and coordination between the two countries is based on the highest standards.”

The prince also said that the visit of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi was aimed at enhancing the special relations between the two countries, and coordinating and consulting on the regional and international issues that interested both countries.