A security guard in Saudi Arabia is trending on Twitter after he was caught offering his shoes to an elderly woman during the Hajj. Twitter user Ali Ghafili @alialgofaily posted the video, showing a woman who uses a cardboard for slippers. A security guard approaches her and takes off his shoes to offer it to the woman. Ghafili captioned it: “May God bless you and raise your destiny and your pride to the Day of Judgment.” Meanwhile, people are commending the security guard’s act outside the Grand Mosque of Mecca. “It is not strange for the Saudi people to do humanitarian work and this security guard is the best example,” wrote Twitter user Bo Mohammed (@otman_alrashed) in Arabic. “May Allah reward him good. This country was blessed with honorable sons who serve it graciously
The overseas Filipina worker (OFW) who was doused with boiling water by her employer in Dammam, Saudi Arabia has been discharged from the hospital and will be repatriated to the Philippines soon. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said that OFW Gealyn Tumalip-Gavanes, who is currently in the custody of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, will be repatriated once she is declared fit to travel. Cato also assured that help will be extended to the Filipina particularly on settling her unpaid salaries and processing of necessary documents for her repatriation. “The Embassy has also met with representatives of her Saudi recruiting agency to demand that they settle her unpaid salaries, secure her exit visa and shoulder the cost of her repatriation,” he added
Riyadh's move comes after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on human rights activists in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia barred all citizens from receiving medical treatment in Canada as a diplomatic dispute over criticism of its human rights record intensifies. Riyadh also announced it is coordinating the transfer of all Saudi patients from Canadian hospitals to other medical facilities outside Canada, the Saudi press agency SPA reported on Wednesday. The Gulf state stopped sending patients to Canadian hospitals "according to directives by the leadership," it said. It was unclear how many Saudi patients would be affected by the decision. Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy, and cut trade ties with Canada after it publicly denounced a crackdown on rights acti...
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has allocated a new website link to receive the requests of Qataris who wish to perform Hajj after the Qatari authorities blocked the old one. Qataris wishing to perform Hajj can use the following link: https://qh1.Hajj.gov.sa instead of the old one (https://qh.Hajj.gov.sa), the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The new link was made available as part of King Salman’s efforts to facilitate the arrival of all pilgrims and ensure that any obstacles that they may face are overcome. The ministry said that it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year irrespective of the ongoing Gulf dispute. The arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims will take place via King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah and through any airlines except Qatar Air
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
An OFW slammed accusations towards her employers in Saudi Arabia after allegedly maltreating her, reported by GMA News. In a video which was posted online, a certain Rose experienced continuous verbal abuse for her Saudi national employers, ever since she started work in June 2017. Aside from the verbal abuse, she was also not being fed well, pushed to work more than eight hours per day and her male employer even pointed a gun against her. “Pag pasok niya dun sa may tapat ng kusina nanakatay oako, tinutukan niyaa ko ng baril,” Rose recounted as she fears her life following the incident. Rose was also detained inside her employer’s house. She was able to ask for assistance from her agency in the Philippined but they didn’t believed her. Instead they asked her to pay P200,000 if
The attack coincides with the third anniversary of the Saudi-led Arab coalition's military intervention in Yemen. Saudi forces intercepted seven missiles fired by Yemeni rebels on Sunday, which left at least one person dead and two others wounded, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said. A statement on Saudi Press Agency said all the seven ballistic missiles were successfully intercepted and destroyed. According to Turki Al Malki, the spokesperson for the Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition, three of the projectiles were heading towards Riyadh, one to Khamis Mushait in the province of Asir, another to Najran and the other two to Jizan. The interception of the missiles resulted in the dispersal of fragments of the shells, which fell over nearby residential areas, kil...
Previously, it can be recalled that a Filipina nanny was given by a house and lot by foreign employers for serving them whole-heartedly for many years. This time, an Arab man sends salute to the Filipina domestic helper who worked for their family for the last 29 years. The Arab man was identified as Abdulrahman Al Sharhan. He posted on Twitter a photo of them with her nanny named Menyam. In the Tweet, she express her heartfelt thanks to the woman who had been with their family for more than a decade. His Tweet reads: “After 29 years of service, our dear Menyam has decided to leave us and head back to the Philippines. She always said, ‘I’ll go back home when Abdulrahman gets married.’ Thank you for everything you did for us, God willing, I will make sure to visit you with my o
The anchor also accompanied the Prince to the meeting he held to discuss public investment fund. After giving an interview to the CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell for the show 60 Minutes, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman let the Norah tour his office in Riyadh "This is where you spend all night?" O'Donnell asked to which Prince replied, "that it's also where all the workaholic ministers spend their time." The office wears a complete palatial look with splendid flooring and furniture adding to the charm. According to the Al Arabiya, the Crown Prince stays in his office till late night after arriving in the afternoon. The anchor also accompanied the Prince to the meeting he held to discuss public investment fund. Source
Authorities said the auction reflects their focus on improving corporate governance . Thousands of people attended the first day of an auction of vehicles owned by indebted Saudi Arabian tycoon Maan Al-Sanea and his company, a sale which officials said will go toward repaying about SR18 billion ($4.8 billion) owed to creditors. Authorities said the auction, the subject of huge interest in the Eastern Province where his business is based, reflects their focus on improving corporate governance and by extension Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's commitment to economic reforms. Creditors ranging from unpaid workers to local and international banks hope the process, which at a later stage will include sale of bigger assets such as property, will lead to repayment of at least part of th...