Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has arrested 10 people on suspicion of espionage for Iran, the interior ministry announced Tuesday. "Following an initial investigation, the security forces arrested 10 more suspects over involvement in the espionage acts for an Iranian espionage cell, reported Xinhua citing a spokesperson for the ministry. The arrestees, comprising eight Saudis, a Lebanese and a Turk, are linked to the Iranian spy cell which was unveiled in March, the official added
Riyadh, May 20 (IANS/AKI) A convicted Syrian drug trafficker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi interior ministry said in a statement Monday. Mohammed Yousuf Ezzeddine was executed in Qurayat city in the north of the country, the state-run SPA news agency reported
Riyadh, May 2 (IANS) Several villages in Saudi Arabia were evacuated Wednesday after a dam partially collapsed due to heavy rains, Xinhua reported. Heavy rains since last Thursday have left 16 people dead, including a five-year-old boy. On Wednesday, the Saudi civil defence confirmed that the Saudi government evacuated several villages in Tabalah city, 689 km from capital Riyadh, as a precaution.
Riyadh, May 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced that 13 people were killed and four others were missing in Riyadh, Baha, Hail and Quwayiyah due to recent rains and floods, Xinhua reported Wednesday. Saudi Arabia has been witnessing medium and heavy rains in different regions since Friday, resulting in the closure of schools in some districts, according to a Saudi Press Agency report
Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has plans to improve competence of local workers to replace the eight million expatriate workers in the country, Xinhua reported Saturday. The government plans to offer training and higher salaries to attract locals to get jobs, especially the blue-collar ones, reported local daily Okaz citing a labor ministry source. "Those jobs could be taken by locals with higher salaries if they ignored social misconceptions about blue-collar workers," he said.
Jeddah, April 27 (IANS) Sheikh Abu Baker Ahmed, general secretary of the All India Sunni Jamiathul Ulama, has met top Saudi officials to highlight concerns over the fate of Indian workers because of that country's new labour policy.
Ras al-Khaimah, April 13 (IANS/WAM) French company Saverglass, a world leader in manufacturing luxury glass bottles for perfumes and cosmetics, has launched a facility in Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE.
Riyadh, March 21 (IANS/WAM) A total of 18 people -- 16 Saudis, an Iranian and one Lebanese -- have been arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges of spying for a foreign country. The arrests followed coordinated and simultaneous security operations carried out in four regions -- Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and the Eastern region-- across the kingdom, a spokesperson for Saudi interior ministry said. --IANS/WAM sd/vd
Riyadh, March 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has launched a new portal that will connect detainees and inmates with their families.
Riyadh, Feb 4 (IANS/EFE) Saudi Labor Minister Adel Faqih announced on the weekend that women will soon be allowed to work in pharmacies, a job held only by men so far, media reports said. Faqih said at a private business event that his ministry was working to prepare a "safe and proper" environment that guarantees the employment of women in pharmacies
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