Asian held for stealing quarter million cash

Updated 25 October 2014

Asian held for stealing quarter million cash

An Asian expatriate who made off with nearly a quarter of a million riyals in cash in Jeddah has been caught by the police.
The spokesman for Makkah police said in a statement Thursday: “We received a complaint from a leading global constructional company in Sharafiyah that someone had broken its safe and stolen SR240,000.”
The accused confessed to his crime and the Criminal Investigation Department has begun examining the case. The police are also conducting a probe.


Saudi environmental art exhibition opens in Jeddah

Updated 28 January 2020

Saudi environmental art exhibition opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH: A Saudi art exhibition highlighting environmental concerns on Tuesday opened in Jeddah.

Organized by the Saudi Art Council with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the seventh edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts will run until April 18 under the title, “I Love You, Urgently.”

The central theme of the exhibition will examine pressing issues related to the natural world, global climate change and environmental sustainability through a series of individual artistic explorations.

The event will include a range of artistic, cultural and social activities held throughout the city including multiple art exhibitions for Saudi youth with different methods and schools of contemporary and conceptual art aimed at putting the modern art scene under the spotlight.

The 21,39 name for the event is derived from the geographical coordinates of the latitude and longitude of Jeddah city.