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June 21, 2022

Arrest of two violators of the border security system in possession of endangered species

The Special Forces for Environmental Security arrested two Ethiopian nationals working in a site containing endangered wildlife (2 Cheetah cheetahs) belonging to a citizen in the Riyadh region.

June 20, 2022

US State Department: Financial reward for information on Hezbollah financiers

Today (Monday), the US State Department announced a $10 million reward for information on two Hezbollah financiers, one of whom is a senior Hezbollah official.

The US State Department’s “Rewards for Justice” account on Twitter stated that Haseeb Hadwan and Ali al-Shaer are responsible for collecting funds for Hezbollah abroad, noting that Hadwan is a senior official in the militia’s general secretariat.

June 19, 2022

Prince of Qassim: Email for suggestions for tourism and development

The Governor of Qassim Region, Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud, directed the allocation of an e-mail to receive the opinions and suggestions of citizens regarding initiatives, programs and projects for the cities and governorates of the region, in addition to proposals related to programs, events, and tourist and heritage sites.

June 18, 2022

The Brotherhood is more dangerous than ISIS and Al-Qaeda

A European center warned of the danger of the “Brotherhood” organization to European security, and criticized the failure of European countries to clearly resolve their position on “political Islam” organizations, whether the terrorist Brotherhood or Hezbollah.

The European Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies, based in Germany, explained in a new publication for its director, Dr. Jassim Muhammad, entitled “The Sources of Terrorism in Europe: Jihadists, Political Islam and the Extremist Right”, the current sources of threat to Europe’s security, and the policies adopted to combat it.

June 16, 2022

Hariri’s assassination… Life imprisonment for two members of the “Hezbollah” militia

The International Tribunal for Lebanon has brought down the curtain on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and today (Thursday) the court sentenced two members of the Hezbollah militia to life imprisonment, convicted in the assassination.

The Appeals Chamber of the International Court had convicted on the tenth of last March, Hassan Merhi and Hussein Oneissi. The appeals judges announced that the Trial Chamber committed legal errors in 2020 in acquitting the two men because it did not find sufficient evidence at that time. Oneissi and Merhi were in particular charged with conspiracy to commit a terrorist act and complicity in premeditated murder.

June 8, 2022

21 thousand employees and 19 hospitals to serve pilgrims in Medina

Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah Health Cluster has started its work with its full human and technical capacity and medical equipment to provide health services to visitors of the Prophet’s Mosque through 19 hospitals and specialized medical centers, with more than 21 thousand employees from the medical and administrative staff.

June 5, 2022

The arrival of the first Hajj flights to the founder’s airport from Bangladesh

Today (Sunday) King Abdulaziz International Airport received the first incoming Hajj flights on Bangladesh Airlines, carrying 410 pilgrims.

June 2, 2022

A “negative PCR” test is a condition for pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia… and the age is under 65 years

The health requirements for travelers coming to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year 1443 revealed the requirement to submit a negative PCR test result for the Corona virus for a sample taken within 72 hours before the date of departure to Saudi Arabia.

The requirements clarified that the traveler’s age should be less than 65 AD, and it is also required to complete immunization with basic doses of the Corona “Covid-19” vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health.

May 31, 2022

Saudi Arabia is the first in the world for the information society 2022 AD

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, has achieved a new global achievement, in addition to the series of achievements made by the Ministry this year, by winning the World Summit Award and first rank for the information society for the year 2022 AD, in the category of digital agriculture and digital electronic services provided through the “Nama” portal. .

May 27, 2022

New US sanctions against North Korea

Today (Friday) the US Treasury Department imposed new sanctions related to North Korea. The ministry said in a statement that the new sanctions related to North Korea include one individual and three entities.

May 26, 2022

Imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 and a ban on recruitment when individuals enable workers to work for others or for their own account

Public Security confirmed that an individual employer who enables his workers to work for others or for their own account will be subject to a fine of up to 100,000 riyals and imprisonment for up to six months, in addition to a ban on recruitment for up to five years.

He called on Public Security to report violators of the residency, work and border security regulations by calling (911) in the regions of Makkah and Riyadh, and (999) in all regions of the Kingdom.

May 25, 2022

“Narcotics Control” thwarts an attempt to smuggle (403,000) amphetamine tablets in Jeddah

The spokesman for the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, Major Muhammad Al-Nujaidi, stated that the security follow-up to the smuggling and drug promotion networks targeting the security of the Kingdom and its youth, resulted in the thwarting of an attempt to smuggle (403,000) amphetamine tablets, and they were seized in the possession of a resident of Syrian nationality and a citizen in Jeddah, hidden inside a shipment of beans. In plastic molds in the form of bean pods, the defendants were arrested, and initial legal measures were taken against them and referred to the Public Prosecution.

May 23, 2022

“Audio-Visual” fines 400,000 women citizens who offended a friendly country

The General Authority for Audio-Visual Media, represented by the Compliance Committee, fined two women who violated media content controls. The value of 400,000 riyals.

May 22, 2022

“Cyber ​​Security” launches “Fortified”

Next Wednesday, the National Cybersecurity Authority will organize the launching ceremony of the National Portal for Cyber ​​Security Services “Haseen”, which aims to raise the level of cyber security in the Kingdom, improve the mechanism for providing and managing cyber services and solutions, and supporting communication mechanisms for national authorities, in the presence of a number of Excellencies and the government and private sectors.

May 21, 2022

“Health”: We have not recorded any case of monkeypox in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Health confirmed that so far, thankfully, no case of monkeypox has been detected in Saudi Arabia, which has recently begun to appear in some European and North American countries, after it was endemic in some African countries for more than 50 years.

May 20, 2022

Europe responds to a global food crisis

The repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the economy and food security are high on the agenda of the ministers of the European Union during their meeting in Brussels today (Friday), and a meeting will be held in Turin to discuss ways to support Kyiv.

May 18, 2022

With fines of up to 642.5 thousand riyals .. “Environmental Security” seizes 41 violators of “grazing”

The Special Forces for Environmental Security arrested 41 environmental violators, 22 citizens, 18 residents of Sudanese nationality, and a resident of Indian nationality, who committed violations of grazing 991 camel and 735 head of sheep in places where grazing is prohibited in a number of Saudi regions.

May 16, 2022

Guinea-Bissau announces support for Saudi Arabia to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh

The President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Omar Sissoko Embalo, received at the Presidential Palace today (Monday) Royal Court Adviser Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan and his accompanying delegation.

May 15, 2022

Hezbollah’s “thug” provokes chaos

The Lebanese people’s participation in the first hours of the parliamentary elections yesterday (Sunday) was a small percentage that did not exceed 1.5% in the morning, but the turnout began to rise in the afternoon. The elections, the first of their kind since the country’s economic collapse, are taking place, amid Arab and foreign interest and monitoring by the Arab League and the European Union.

May 13, 2022

Jordanian politicians: We lost an exceptional leader

Jordanian politicians and parliamentarians expressed their grief over the passing of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, describing his passing as “tragic.” The former minister, Dr. Amin Mashaqbeh, said: We lost an inspiring leader who was unique in his meanings, and exceptional, who was able to instill love with his wisdom and wit, who believed that investing in people is the real value.

He stated that the departure of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed constitutes a great loss not only for the United Arab Emirates, but for the Arab and Islamic nations, stressing that we have lost an initiative in all situations, who meets challenges with wisdom and poise, to confirm that there is nothing impossible in front of determination and determination.

May 12, 2022

Kuwait: Those accused of financing “Hezbollah” before the Criminal Court

The Kuwaiti Public Prosecution referred the defendants in the case of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia financing cell to the Criminal Court, demanding that the law be applied to them. Today (Thursday) Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Qabas” quoted what it described as an informed source as saying: “The indictment included 11 citizens and 7 expatriates working in money exchange shops that made the transfers,” explaining that the Public Prosecution charged them with state security charges. The defendants were brought before the judge, who decided to renew their detention after the court rejected all requests for their release.

The defendants had come to the courtroom from their custody and, in the presence of their defense, they denied the charges against them.

May 10, 2022

Belgium: 3 Iranians convicted of plotting to bomb an opposition rally

Today (Tuesday), the Antwerp Court of Appeals in Belgium issued a final ruling against 3 Iranian regime intelligence officials on charges of plotting to bomb an Iranian resistance rally in Ville Bante in Paris on June 30, 2018.

It is noteworthy that the three convicts were arrested in 2018, and the Iranian diplomat, Assadollah Asadi, was previously sentenced to 20 years in prison.

May 9, 2022

Will Ukraine join the European Union in June?

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that she discussed with the G7 the support of the Union and the European track for Ukraine, revealing that the position on Kyiv’s accession to the bloc will be issued next month. And she said in a tweet on her Twitter account, today (Monday), that the Commission is looking forward to receiving answers to the Union membership questionnaire.

May 8, 2022

Hezbollah seeks help from its fighters in Syria

A week before the parliamentary elections in Lebanon scheduled for May 15, the battle in the electoral districts began. The district of Baalbek-Hermel is one of the most prominent strongholds of the “Hezbollah militia”, as the party mobilizes its strength to resolve the battle in its favour, and to win the ten parliamentary seats it represents in Parliament.

The party seeks to mobilize all its weapons in this department to ensure that its list is not violated by its competitors, most notably the “Lebanese Forces” that supports an opposition list, claiming that there is a conspiracy against it, and that confronting it requires obtaining a parliamentary majority. In this context, the militia plans to return its fighters in Syria to vote, as most of them are from the villages of Baalbek and Hermel. The information indicates that the militia will provide the alternative in the military bases when its fighters head to Lebanon to vote, and determine the period of time that it takes to return from the moment they leave the military bases until they return to them after their polls.

May 7, 2022

The Taliban reimposes the burqa on women

The supreme commander of Afghanistan and the Taliban, Hebatullah Akhundzadeh, ordered women on Saturday to wear the burqa in public, in one of the strictest restrictions imposed on women since the movement took power again last year.

“They should put on the chadri (another name for the burqa) in keeping with tradition,” said a decree issued by Akhundzada, which was revealed by Taliban authorities to journalists in Kabul, adding that middle-aged women should cover their faces except for the eyes, as stipulated by Sharia law when they meet men. who are not forbidden.

May 6, 2022

Lebanese abroad start voting in the parliamentary elections

At 5:30 am, the first ballot box was opened in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

It is assumed that 13,239 registered voters in Saudi Arabia, 7,340 in Qatar, 5,788 in Kuwait, 1,010 in Syria, 901 in Oman, 708 in Egypt, 637 in Bahrain, 645 in Iran, 498 in Jordan, and 330 in Iraq.

May 5, 2022

Kyiv: Fighting in “Azovstal” .. and Moscow denies it

While the Ukrainian presidency confirmed the renewed fighting in the Azovstal steel complex in the coastal city of Mariupol, the Kremlin denied the news, and its spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that humanitarian corridors are operating there today (Thursday), where Ukrainian fighters and civilians are holed up. He renewed talk about an order previously issued by President Vladimir Putin not to storm the factory. Putin canceled plans to launch an attack on the plant last month and asked the defense minister to surround it instead.

May 4, 2022

European sanctions isolate Russia’s largest banks

Europe imposed a new package of sanctions against Russia, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow. She told the European Parliament today (Wednesday): We intend to exclude “Sberbank”, the largest bank in Russia, and two other large banks from the SWIFT system. “We are dealing with this a blow to the banks, which are extremely important to the Russian financial system and to President Vladimir Putin’s destructive capacity,” she added.

May 3, 2022

Iran “Worst” in World Press Freedom 2022

Iran ranked among the worst countries on the World Press Index, for the year 2022, outperforming itself in the policy of repression, restrictions on journalists and publishing control.

The worst countries for press freedom were ranked as follows: Myanmar (176), Turkmenistan (177), Iran (178), Eritrea (179), and North Korea (180).

May 2, 2022

Will Britain’s real estate decline after raising interest rates?

A wave of anxiety ignited in the British real estate market after raising interest rates, which immediately led to a rise in mortgage costs in the country, as expectations renewed that house prices in Britain would face a downward wave that may continue for many years to come. According to a report published by the British newspaper “The Daily Telegraph”, that during the Corona pandemic 2020, everyone expected a record recession, which would cause the real estate market to collapse, but what happened was the opposite, as prices rose due to new interest rate cuts along with unprecedented support for jobs. and the closure that forced residents working from home to reassess their living conditions.

April 30, 2022

Lulu invests 51 million riyals in the Taif City Walk project

As part of the expansion plan in Saudi Arabia, the Chairman and Managing Director of Lulu Group Yousef Ali ME signed an agreement with the CEO of Manazel Al Khabra Real Estate Development Company, Thamer Al Quraishi, to implement the latest Lulu Hypermarket branch in Taif City Walk Mall.

April 27, 2022

The Kingdom signs an agreement to purchase 100,000 electric cars

The Kingdom’s government announced the conclusion of an agreement with Lucid Company to purchase electric vehicles with a minimum of 50,000 vehicles and a maximum of 100,000 vehicles within ten years. With the aim of diversifying its fleet of vehicles to be environmentally friendly.

April 26, 2022

Monitoring and comparing the stock of cars in agencies and exhibitions.. to identify negative practices

A monitoring conducted by «Okaz» revealed that the prices of some types of cars that are sold locally, including value added tax, are higher than their counterparts in the Gulf countries by up to 15% for the types of cars that are in high demand. According to “Okaz” monitoring, one of the most popular types of “Japanese” cars is sold in the current market at a price of 63.6 thousand riyals, while it is sold in one of the Gulf countries at a price of 55,500 riyals, a difference of 14.59%.

April 25, 2022

In wartime… How is Russian oil sold?

The Wall Street Journal revealed that with Western sanctions encircling Russia from many sides, Russian oil shipments are beginning to be marked with an “unknown destination”, at a time when traders, tempted by cheap Russian crude, are looking for cautious ways to continue dealing with Moscow during its war on Ukraine.

April 23, 2022

Al-Kazemi to ISIS: You have no choice but to die

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi pledged to crush the new emir of ISIS in Mesopotamia, and stressed that ISIS had no choice but to die.

During his supervision of the launch of an operation in western Anbar, and his meeting with the commanders of operations and security services of all kinds, today (Saturday), Al-Kazemi called on the Iraqi forces to abide by military orders and exercise caution and accuracy during the implementation of duties to confront ISIS.

April 22, 2022

Afghanistan: 20 dead and wounded in mosque explosion

The commander of the Afghan province of Kunduz, Qari Badri, announced that about 20 people were killed and wounded in an explosion targeting a mosque in the city in the north of the country. He said in statements today (Friday): An explosion occurred in a mosque in the city, killing and wounding at least 20 people. It was not clear who was behind the explosion, which came after several explosions claimed by the terrorist organization “ISIS” that shook Afghanistan, including a bombing in a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif.

April 20, 2022

The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs launches the “Little Visitor”

The Presidency of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque has started activating the initiative (Service of the Young Visitor), which is a special program that contains specific guiding symbols that help in receiving children of pilgrims and visitors and providing guiding symbols for non-Arabic speakers, as well as providing bracelets to avoid them getting lost in crowds.

April 19, 2022

Al-Barakani to Al-Houthi: Do not drop the olive branch

Today (Tuesday), the Yemeni parliament from the temporary capital, Aden, granted confidence to the government of competencies, headed by Muin Abdul-Malik. The Yemeni government obtained full confidence in the parliamentary session, which was attended by 180 parliamentarians, and the majority of them voted to give confidence to the competency government that was formed on December 18, 2020 based on the Riyadh Agreement. The parliament discussed the annual budget announced by the Yemeni government for the year 2022.

April 18, 2022

ISIS is on the line of the Russian-Ukrainian war

About two months after the Russian-Ukrainian war, the terrorist organization ISIS appeared for the first time, speaking of the importance of exploiting its remnants for this war, calling on its sleeper cells to spread chaos and terrorism in European countries.

In an audio recording broadcast by social media accounts close to ISIS, the organization announced the launch of the so-called “revenge” battle for the death of its former leader, who was assassinated in northwestern Syria following an operation carried out by the United States last February.

April 16, 2022

Assassinations and security chaos in Daraa

Security chaos renewed in Daraa governorate in southern Syria, about 8 months after the settlement signed by local parties with the regime, according to which the siege was lifted and normal life returned to the cities and villages of the south with Russian mediation.

March 29, 2022

4 scenarios for Russia’s use of its nuclear arsenal

Medvedev, who previously served as Russia’s president and prime minister, said that Russia’s nuclear doctrine would not require an enemy country to shoot first, and listed 4 scenarios for Russia’s use of its nuclear arsenal.