1,413 Yemenis probed after illegal entry

1,413 Yemenis probed after illegal entry
Updated 09 April 2015

1,413 Yemenis probed after illegal entry

1,413 Yemenis probed after illegal entry

The government is investigating whether 1,413 Yemenis who entered the country illegally since the start of Operation Decisive Storm are on the Interior Ministry’s most wanted list.
Maj. Gen Mohammad Al-Ghamdi, spokesman of the Border Guard, reportedly said recently that these people would be checked against a government database. If someone is on the list, the person would be referred to the relevant security agency.
He said the Border Guard has arrested 399 smugglers, prevented 24,506 people from entering the country, and confiscated 89 weapons since the start of Operation Decisive Storm.
He said soldiers stationed on the border with Yemen have during the same period seized 45,826 kg of Qat involving 139 smuggling operations, a 60 percent fall in comparison to previous periods.
Meanwhile, Sanaa rights bodies claimed recently that Houthis have been kidnapping members and leaders of the Yemeni Reform Party, and broken into several of its offices in five Yemeni governorates.
A report in a local newspaper said that 318 reformists have been kidnapped since the start of the campaign. The Houthis have also allegedly broken into 26 houses and 33 companies and charities.
The bodies have called on the Houthis to lay down their arms, return to the negotiating table so that a political solution can be found for Yemen, and release their hostages.
In a further development, Izzat Al-Douri, deputy president under Saddam Hussein, has welcomed Operation Decisive Storm as a boost for Arab nationalism. He said the coalition should be used to stop Iran’s expansion in Iraq. He also said that those who believe in the takfiri ideology are the main enemies of the Arab world.


Weather warnings issued across Saudi Arabia until Saturday

Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
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Weather warnings issued across Saudi Arabia until Saturday

Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
  • Some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding

RIYADH: Weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia starting from Wednesday until Saturday, the Kingdom’s civil defense said on Tuesday.
The authority warned of thunderstorms with light to moderate rain and brisk winds in the capital Riyadh, the Eastern Province, the Northern Borders Province, Jawf, Tabuk, and Qassim. It also warned some areas will experience heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding.
The civil defense also warned of thunderstorms with moderate rain and brisk winds in Makkah, Madinah and Hail.
The warnings were issued based on data received from the National Center of Meteorology.
The civil defense called on everyone to be wary of the severe conditions, to stay away from places that could flood, and to abide by the civil defense’s instructions and updates announced through media and social media outlets.