Nearly 2.95 million held for residency, labor violations across KSA

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Around 500,102 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 740,785 were deported. (SPA)
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Around 500,102 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 740,785 were deported. (SPA)
Updated 15 April 2019
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Nearly 2.95 million held for residency, labor violations across KSA

  • The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 11,952, including 10,162 men and 1,790 women

RIYADH: Nearly 2.95 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,943,570 offenders, including 2,294,682 for violating residency regulations, 451,130 for labor violations and 197,758 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 49,933 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,133 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,671 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 11,952, including 10,162 men and 1,790 women.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 437,543 offenders; 400,212 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 500,102 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 740,785 were deported.


Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 24 April 2019
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Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

  • Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali and other high ranking officials

MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.