Police nab Taif girl harassers

Updated 27 July 2015

Police nab Taif girl harassers

TAIF: Two youths have been taken into custody for alleged harassing a girl in Taif, police said on Monday.
Col. Atti Al-Qurashi of the Makkah police told local media that the suspects are now under investigation. A video clip circulated on social media showed two men following the girl outside a mall and one of them tried to touch her.
Brig. Gen. Abdur Rahman, director of Taif police, had earlier tasked a team to collect and analyze all information about the video clip, which had gone viral on social media after a similar incident that took place at the Jeddah corniche.
A number of young men are also under investigation for alleged involvement in the Jeddah incident, which evoked angry reactions from citizens who had seen young men hooting as they tried to mob two girls who have rode on a four-wheel motorbike at the corniche.
The incident had fueled a public debate, with some people accusing the young men of lacking decency and violating Islamic teachings on respect. On the other side of the coin, the argument is that the girls had it coming when they ventured into a domain of boys without any guardian.


Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

Updated 13 November 2019

Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

  • Organizers promise this year’s line-up of international stars at Diriyah event will be bigger than ever

RIYADH: The first of the major international music acts that will perform at the Diriyah E-Prix this month will be announced on Wednesday.

There were incredible scenes at the event last year when David Guetta, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab, Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo rocked the UNESCO World Heritage site. About 40,000 fans flocked to the Diriyah Circuit, on the outskirts of Riyadh, for the after-race concerts, the first unsegregated music events in Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for even bigger and better things this year, with the promise of another two nights of unmissable music on Nov. 22 and 23 as the E-Prix racing returns.

“If you were one of the 40,000 who were lucky enough to be part of that watershed moment (last year) for the Kingdom, believe me, you have not seen anything yet,” said Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority.

“Last year we told people before we announced (the acts) they should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Once we revealed who was coming, the tickets sold out incredibly quickly. This year will be the same but even bigger, so for music fans who want to enjoy the biggest concerts in Saudi Arabia, the smart move is to get your ticket now.”

The Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series, with a double header of races. It also marks the start of Diriyah Season, a month of sport, entertainment, art, cultural festivities, food and retail experiences. Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix, which include entry to the after-race concerts, are available at www.diriyahseason.sa.