King Salman patronizes horse racing festival

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Updated 29 February 2016

King Salman patronizes horse racing festival

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman patronized the Grand Annual Festival for Horse Racing on Saturday night. The king was welcomed by a number of princes and dignitaries at King Abdulaziz Equestrian Square in Janadriyah.
King Salman toured an exhibition, including historical photos of the Kingdom’s past.
The king then gave the King Abdulaziz Cup to the winner from the stables of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.


Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

Updated 19 min 4 sec ago

Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

  • Saudi prosecutor warned of legal consequences earlier
  • Violators could be fined up to $796,880 and jailed for up to 5 years

DUBAI: Saudi police arrested a man in Al-Qassim who violated coronavirus regulations by bringing a barber into his home, state news agency SPA reported.
Videos circulating on social media showed the man as he asked a barber to come into his house after authorities temporarily closed down barber shops and salons to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi public prosecutor has previously warned that anyone posting content on social media, including photos or videos showing curfew violations, or the flouting of any rules enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 face prosecution.
In a message posted on Twitter, the bureau said that perpetrators will be charged under Article Six of the Information Crime Prevention Law, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $796,880. 
The punishment will be applied to violators but informers will not be questioned, it added.