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Prince jailed for kidnapping children

Prince jailed for kidnapping children

Saudi Arabia
The Court of Cassation upheld the verdict issued by the Court of Appeals which sentenced a Saudi prince to seven-year imprisonment with hard labor and a fine of KD 10,000. The defendant was accused of kidnapping his children from his Kuwaiti ex-wife. The Criminal Court had acquitted the Saudi prince, but the Court of Appeals overruled the verdict and sentenced the defendant to seven years of jail time and a fine of KD 10,000. The plaintiff (the Kuwaiti ex-wife of the Saudi prince) had filed a lawsuit in which she explained that the defendant kidnapped her children during one of his visits, which are allowed by the law for separated couples. However, he did not return the children later in an effort to punish her as she has the custody of their children Source
Makkah entry ban in force

Makkah entry ban in force

Saudi Arabia
As many as 72,037 people and 30,449 vehicles were turned back from various entry points to Makkah as of Friday as the security authorities intensified their campaign to stop unauthorized entry into the holy city ahead of Haj. The ban on the entry of unauthorized people to Makkah began on July 9 and will be in force till the end of Haj. Only three categories of expats are being allowed to enter Makkah. They are the holders of Haj permits, those with Iqamas (residence permits) issued from Makkah, and those having permits to work during Haj season. The Emirate of Makkah said on its Twitter account that 5,933 vehicles and 710 people were turned back from the Taneem check post near Aysha Mosque in Makkah. The Buhaitia check post near Sayl in Taif prevented 626 unauthorized vehicles ...
Saudi canal plans signal Qatar crisis still raging

Saudi canal plans signal Qatar crisis still raging

Saudi Arabia
In a region well known for building the tallest skyscrapers, the grandest harbors and the biggest airports, it can take a lot for a construction project to grab world headlines. Yet that is exactly what the Salwa Marine Canal has done recently – even if for reasons other than engineering mastery. The proposed canal would run through Saudi territory across the entire base of the Qatar Peninsula, officially creating a new sea lane and providing opportunities for tourism. Yet by physically slicing Qatar off from the coast of Arabia, the canal would also create a 60-kilometer-long, 200-meter-wide symbol of the now 14-month old Gulf Crisis. This dispute has pitted Qatar against its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) partners Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain – along with E
Saudi Arabia welcomes Qatari Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia welcomes Qatari Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia
The arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims will take place via King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah The ministry affirmed the Saudi government welcomes pilgrims of different nationalities The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year. Qataris, who wish to perform Hajj can register via a link on the ministry’s website, http://qh.haj.gov.sa. “The arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims will take place via King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah… through any airlines except Qatar Airways,” the ministry said. The special link has been set up due to a lack of cooperation on the part of the office of the affairs of pilgrims in Qatar with the parties concerned in finalizing arrangements for pilgrims.\ Qat
OFW who fell from building returns to Davao

OFW who fell from building returns to Davao

Saudi Arabia
The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia who fell from the fourth floor of his company’s accommodation in April has returned to Davao City. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Davao director Petrona Bergado said the OFW, identified as Cherrloyd A. Laga, has arrived in his hometown in San Isidro, Buhangin District, Davao City, reported Sunstar. The OFW who works as a mason of the Al Mawarid Recruitment Company in Riyadh reportedly fell from the building on April 18, only a week after his deployment to the Arab country. Laga was rushed to Shumese Hospital in Riyadh following the incident. The OFW, however, does not remember anything about the fall when he regained consciousness. The OFW’s employer shouldered his medical bills while his insurance covered
Video: Saudi woman travels to Philippines to see off two retired nannies after 36 years

Video: Saudi woman travels to Philippines to see off two retired nannies after 36 years

Saudi Arabia
Raha Moharrak considers the nannies as her 'second mothers'. When Rosa and Lumi decided to move back to the Philippines from Saudi Arabia after 36 years, it was a heartbreaking moment for the Moharrak family. How could they bid goodbye to the nannies who took care of Raha and her two siblings since the 1980s? Raha Moharrak, who has seen tougher times as the youngest Arab and the first Saudi woman to conquer Mount Everest, shares that saying her final goodbye to them was the most painful part of her life. In 1982, my mother opened the door to two strangers, Rosa and Lumi, but, 36 years later, they leave our home as family. As our nannies, they cared for me and my siblings as if we were their own. I love them dearly, and am beyond grateful that I get to accompany them back to...
Sexually abused OFW seeks help

Sexually abused OFW seeks help

Saudi Arabia
An overseas Filipina worker (OFW) in Taif, Saudi Arabia cried for help after allegedly suffering sexual abuse from her employer’s son. According to the OFW, her employer’s son raped her twice within a month, reported GMA News. The OFW recalled that the first incident happened within three weeks of her employment in the Gulf state. She was abused for a second time before the Ramadan season set in this year. “Naglilinis po ako, bigla niya akong pinasok. Sabi ko maawa ka sa akin, sabi niya may condom akong dala, hindi ka mabubuntis,” the OFW said. The OFW was also forced to do lewd acts. “Binaboy nila ako rito, hindi ako perpektong babae pero hindi ko binenta ang kaluluwa ko kaya ako nagkatulong,” she said. The OFW explained that she cannot escape her employer for fear of he
Two OFWs die in Saudi construction site fire

Two OFWs die in Saudi construction site fire

Saudi Arabia
Two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Sunday, May 20, died in a fire that engulfed a construction site in Saudi Arabia. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) identified the casualties as Jessie Alata Pacetes and Reynaldo Barroga Castro who worked as heavy equipment drivers and operators in Narjan province in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Consul General Edgar Badajos said the two were inside the sleeping area with 13 other OFWs when the fire erupted at around 1 in the morning. Information from the Embassy in Saudi claimed that the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring. Badajos said they learned about the incident when the construction company sent them a letter notifying them of the death of the two OFWs. Meanwhile, foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetan...
Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, May 17, moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, May 17, moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
The UAE government has shortened working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17, it was announced today. The announcement was made after the Saudi moon-sighting committee met on Tuesday evening and were not able to sight the Ramadan crescent, Al Arabiya reported. The UAE government has reduced working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan. According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, working hours for the public sector employees will be from 9am until 2pm across the UAE, whereas working hours for the private sector have been shortened by two hours. Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Grego...
Shocking Incident! OFW Physically Abused By Employer And Seeking Help From Us!

Shocking Incident! OFW Physically Abused By Employer And Seeking Help From Us!

News, Saudi Arabia
Amanda Gatus Jugo took to web-based social networking to request help since her manager is mishandling her physically. Not only some basic misuse, she needed to continue being slapped, beaten, pulled on the hair and even lashed by her manager. The video which was posted by Founder Bhong David in his online Facebook account has picked up the consideration of netizens. The lady, who was evidently Amanda, is in an extremely genuine condition. She has wounds everywhere on her body and is weeping for enable so she to can backpedal securely to the Philippines. Amanda is as of now remaining in her boss' home at Exit 34, Al Uraija, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is utilizing the versatile number 0571746398. The OFW, who is from Santa Maria, Bulacan, is experiencing the brutal tre...
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