Photo for illustrative purposes Image Credit: Pixabay Abu Dhabi: Saudi police have arrested a gang of 12 expatriates of Indian and Pakistani origin for allegedly committing 48 thefts, assistant media spokesman for the Riyadh Police, Major Khaled Al Kreidis, said.The accused were allegedly involved in 48 thefts of batteries, copper cutters and electrical equipment from operating rooms of telecommunications company towers and optical guide boards in the neighbourhoods of Al Nadhim, Al Naseem and Al Qayrawan), amounting to 864,000 riyals.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi added that implementing the agreement is in the Yemeni nation s interest, will stop the bloodshed in the country and will unite efforts to fight the Houthis.Hadi added that the internationally recognized government has fully adhered to a cease fire in the country s southern governorate of Abyan so that implementation of the agreement could resume.
Aden Yasmine El Tohamy After their first IRL rave in Riyadh attracted over 400,000 fans in December last year, MDLBeast is back to capture a potential global audience''s attention. An immersive musical adventure and virtual travel experience that takes you around the world via a 12 hour, multi stage online music festival is coming our way around World Music Day. On June 20 from 7pm to 7am, MDLBeast Freqways will feature a specially curated programme where music and culture intersect and bring people together through a common language. Headliners will include Steve Aoki, Maceo Plex, Claptone, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Sasha, Butch, Art Department, Laidback Luke, Delano Smith, Gui Boratto, Phil Weeks, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, as well as regional talents including K.Led Majid, Vinyl Mode, and SPCEBOI to name a few. Regional acts span from the GCC to the Levant, including the likes of Baloo, Cosmicat, and Jade X Tala.
Deserted streets in Riyadh. One detractor compared Maram to Adolf Hitler and called for holding her to account over the proposal. Image Credit: Reuters Also in this package Meet Covid: The tiger born under quarantine in Mexico COVID 19: Happiness after China eases restrictions COVID 19: Hundreds of abandoned animals die at Pakistan pet markets COVID 19: Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits Cairo: Saudi actress Maram Abdul Aziz has sparked an outcry after she proposed using prisoners "instead of rats and monkeys" for testing new medicines."If it were up to me, I would not just imprison and waste food, drinking and rehabilitation for those arrested especially in cases related to security," the 35 year old said in a tweet. "I would turn them into a testing field for new medications even if the results were not guaranteed to punish them. Thus, the country would benefit from them. They should be used for testing instead of rats and monkeys that have done no harm to us," she added.
Human rights groups said Wednesday that a cargo ship could soon dock in France to pick up weapons for Saudi Arabia;s offensive in Yemen, urging French officials to ensure the arms will not be used to target civilians.NGOs had succeeded in preventing the same Bahri Yanbu vessel from docking in France last May when it was set to receive a weapons shipment for Riyadh that sparked an outcry among activists.
Not everyone is apologizing for what;s widely seen as a new misstep in the world of influencer marketing: the paid attendance of celebrities and other social media stars this past weekend to the three day long MDL Beast Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event, billed by the country as its largest arts, culture and music festival, was visited by models Alessandra Ambrosio and Romee Strijd; actors Ryan Phillippe, Wilmer Valderrama and Armie Hammer; DJ Steve Aoki; and social media stars Sofia Richie and Scott Disick, among others. All were photographed at the event. Some also posted pictures to Instagram and other social media outlets, singing the region;s praises and including the hashtag #mdlbeast.The entire affair aimed to promote the efforts of its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS), to reform the conservative kingdom, which is well known for its oppression of women s rights and ethnic and racial minority rights. The country has been aggressively trying to polish its image amid growing concern over the years long, Saudi led civil war in Yemen that has led to mass starvation and more than 100,000 fatalities; the gruesome, state directed assassination of Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly dismembered with a bone saw; and the kingdom ''s many other efforts to stifle dissent.
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for talks on oil and tensions between Riyadh and Tehran, exacerbated by a recent attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, the Kremlin said. The planned visit is the first by Putin since 2007 and will include a meeting with Saudi King Salman as well as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Kremlin s top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov said on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia has amended national regulations to allow adult women to register a marriage or a divorce and be eligible for the guardianship of minor children, Reuters reported, citing local media.According to the report, Riyadh has also altered the national passport system, travel permissions and civil affairs regulations, which will allow Saudi women to travel without permission from male relatives or guardians.
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed a term sheet agreement to acquire 100 per cent ownership in Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), an offset programme company. The agreement signing took place at a Saudi Arabia ndash; UK industry event in London, in the presence of senior shareholder representatives, including Ahmed Al Khateeb, chairman of SAMI, and Sir Roger Carr, chairman of BAE Systems, said a company statement. SAMI 's investment in AEC, the Riyadh based firm specialising in engineering, development, manufacturing, repair and technical support across defence, Information Communications Technology (ICT), energy, cybersecurity and high tech fields, at the local, national, regional, and international levels, comes as part of SAMI 's ongoing efforts aimed at increasing local defence manufacturing in the kingdom, in line with the directives of the Saudi Vision 2030, it said. Al Khateeb said: ”The foundation for the institution and growth of our company was laid three years ago with the announcement of the Saudi Vision 2030. Our journey began in 2017, and since then we have forged ahead with the backing of our country 's leadership, steadfast efforts of our team and support of our partners. ”Today 's agreement marks a significant milestone for us, as we advance our efforts to build a strong, dynamic and sustainable military industries sector in Saudi Arabia, ” he said. Al Khateeb added: ”Defence electronics is a mission critical element of the defence sector, and the acquisition of AEC firmly establishes SAMI 's presence on the global defence industry map. Furthering our aspirations in the sector, it will help us drive local content and stimulate economic growth. ” Established in 1988 under the Saudi Economic Offset Program, and under the ownership of a number of companies, including international defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems, AEC has played a pioneering role in the fields of modern electronics, manufacturing, system integration, and repair and maintenance services for nearly three decades, thereby becoming a major regional player renowned for innovation. AEC specialises in the design, development, manufacturing, maintenance and repair of several advanced industry and military electronic systems, devices and equipment such as smart electricity and water meter systems, security protection systems for the vital infrastructure, industrial control systems, sight systems for the Typhoon aircraft, jammer and interference systems for the F 15 aircraft, electronic units for the F 16 aircraft, land equipment and training simulators for the Hawk 165 aircraft, and sight systems for the Tornado aircraft, among others. AEC 's evolutionary growth has seen the company play a key role in localising military manufacturing, deploying smart technologies, and accelerating industrial and commercial growth, while maintaining a Saudization rate of over 80 per cent and 100 per cent completion rate across more than 1,000 projects. AEC has developed its own framework, Aligned Integrated Methodology (AIM), which provides a standardised approach to governance and delivery, and comprises methodologies in Portfolio, Program and Project Management. Over the past few years, AEC has witnessed a steady growth in its sales year on year, with net sales in 2018 rising to SR2.07 billion ($551.91 million), compared to SR1.925 billion ($513.25 million) in 2017, and SR 1.65 billion ($439.92 million) in 2016. Following the acquisition, AEC will form the core of establishing SAMI 's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agnostic defence electronics and indigenous defence technology solutions business division, cutting across all of its business streams. In addition, SAMI 's total number of employees will significantly increase to reach 2,200, as a result of the acquisition. In addition to facilitating Transfer of Technology (ToT), boosting local production, and deepening engineering, design, development, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) work, the acquisition will enable SAMI, through AEC, to develop its own mature products to help achieve its strategic goals set for the year 2030. Since its inception in mid 2017, SAMI has been leading Saudi Arabia 's efforts in developing self sufficient defence capabilities with its fast growing portfolio of military products and services spanning four business divisions ndash; aeronautics, land systems, weapons and missiles, and defence electronics. ndash; TradeArabia News Service
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire 100 percent ownership in Advanced Electronics Company (AEC). SAMI said its investment in AEC, the Riyadh based firm, is part of its efforts to increase local defence manufacturing in the kingdom, without giving a value for the deal.
By Stephen KalinRIYADH (Reuters) Yemen's Iran aligned Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday which the Saudi led coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties.
The four casualties had helped carry out the attack at the police station in Zulfi, a small city around 250 km northwest of the capital Riyadh. Image Credit: Twitter Riyadh: Four people died as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia s central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing its own sources.The four casualties had helped carry out the attack at the police station in Zulfi, a small city around 250 km northwest of the capital Riyadh, Al Arabiya said.
RIYADH: Saudi men are more likely to click onto social media platforms than their female counterparts, studies have revealed. The majority of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users in the Kingdom were male, although the messaging app Snapchat was favored more by women, figures showed.
A new report suggests that the Israeli authorities approved the sales of phone hacking spyware to Riyadh so that it could ensnare dissidents. Israel's alleged intentions were to forge an alliance with a major power in the Arab world in its fight with Iran for influence in the Middle East.Washington Post columnist David Ignatius said, citing US intelligence officials speaking on conditions of anonymity, that Saudi officials sought to obtain Pegasus, state of the art mobile spyware, from Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group Technologies.
Qatar said its emir will skip a summit of Arab Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia, which has spearheaded a boycott of the small but energy flush neighbour and sparked a major regional diplomatic row.Riyadh was hosting the annual gathering yesterday as crises brew over the 18 month old dispute with Doha, the war in Yemen and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
Riyadh is hosting the annual gathering as crises rumble on over the 18 month old dispute with Doha, the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia;s consulate in Istanbul.The regional powerhouse had invited Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani to attend the six nation Gulf Cooperation Council talks, but the foreign ministry in Doha said he would not go.
WWE Smackdown Live Results: Becky Lynch to defend title against Charlotte, Asuka in first ever Women;s TLC match WWE Raw Results: Seth Rollins retains Intercontinental Title, Baron Corbin declares himself #8216;General Manager Elect; WWE: Roman Reigns makes first public appearance since leukemia announcement WWE Crown Jewel: Braun Strowman will face Brock Lesnar for the vacant WWE Universal Championship. (Source: WWE) WWE Crown Jewel, second pay per view event in Saudi Arabia this year, has earned more controversy than excitement for the matches on offer. Unlike the previous event (WWE Greatest Royal Rumble), Crown Jewel has needed the WWE to clarify their position on hosting of event in Riyadh following the killing of a journalist allegedly by the Saudi government. It has resulted in John Cena and Daniel Bryan pulling out from competing. Cena was replaced in the World Cup match by Bobby Lashley on Monday night;s WWE Raw. A night later, on Smackdown, Bryan lost his match to AJ Styles and his place was taken by Samoa Joe in the title match.The event, however, promises plenty with two world title matches, in ring return of Shawn Michaels and a unique eight man World Cup tournament.
playLe Batard: WWE going to Saudi Arabia a 'bad decision' (1:54)Dan Le Batard criticizes the WWE's decision to potentially keep its Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. (1:54)John Cena will not take part in the WWE's Crown Jewel event on Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Prince Mohammed;s anticipated remarks alongside other Arab leaders at the Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh come as the event, which was created by the royal, has been overshadowed by Khashoggi;s slaying and the international outrage over it.International business leaders, officials and others have pulled out of the summit, and the event 's first day saw several speakers acknowledge the killing of the Saudi writer whose columns criticized the prince 's campaign of arrests and governance.
WWE greats John Cena and Daniel Bryan are reportedly refusing to work the controversial Crown Jewel pay per view in Saudi Arabia.Concerns surrounding the event in Riyadh on November 2 continue to mount amid accusations against the Middle Eastern nation's government.