Saudi media plays key role in ‘fight against human trafficking’

Majid Al-Qasabi. (SPA)
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Updated 31 July 2020

Saudi media plays key role in ‘fight against human trafficking’

  • The media sector had an effective and influential role to play in reducing and combating trafficking

RIYADH: Majid Al-Qasabi, Saudi Arabia’s acting minister of media, says that the Kingdom is acting to prevent human trafficking through the enactment of internal laws and  accession to international instruments aimed at combating the crime.
This came in his speech on the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which falls on July 30 each year. Al-Qasabi said that trafficking was one of the most heinous crimes that violated human rights and deprived people of their freedom and dignity, and was prohibited in all religions, constitutions and global covenants.
The media sector had an effective and influential role to play in reducing and combating trafficking, he said. 

 


Saudi Arabia announces further drop in new COVID-19 cases

Updated 27 September 2020

Saudi Arabia announces further drop in new COVID-19 cases

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 317,005
  • A total of 4,683 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 28 more deaths from the coronavirus and 403 new cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 43 were recorded in Madinah, 43 in Jeddah, 32 in Makkah, 32 in Hufof, 29 in Riyadh, and 20 in Hail.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 317,005 after 600 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,683 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.