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Want to skip the traffic lights in Saudi Arabia? You'll be going to jail for that

the mandatory fine, Brig. Zaid Al-Hamzi of Jeddah’s traffic police told Arab News. “Fines incurred under ... Al-Hamzi of Jeddah’s traffic police told Arab News. ... but anyone in Jeddah caught driving through a red light will now spend 24 hours in jail. ...

Editor's Choice - 24/09/2014 - 08:36 - comment 0

It's not a bird or a plane: human body parts fall from Jeddah skies

Human body parts fell from the sky in Jeddah on Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains ... in Mushrefa neighborhood,” Jeddah police spokesman Nawaf Bin Naser Al Bouq said in a statement. The police ... parts fell from the sky in Jeddah on Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of a person ...

Editor's Choice - 06/01/2014 - 07:49 - comment 0

Well, that went well: Saudi Arabia aggressive labor raids put schools, businesses on stand-by

expired on Sunday. According to Jeddah police spokesman, Nawaf Al-Bouq, 3,918 undocumented expats were arrested in and around Jeddah on Monday. In Madinah, police raids netted 300 illegals. ... on Sunday.According to Jeddah police spokesman, Nawaf Al-Bouq, 3,918 undocumented expats were arrested in and around ...

05/11/2013 - 14:06 - comment 0

Saudi police arrest 6,000 foreigners in Jeddah

Saudi police have arrested more than 6,000 illegal immigrants in five days in the western city of Jeddah, Arab News reported Tuesday, July 17.  The round up by passport authorities followed surveillan Saudi police have arrested more than ...

15/08/2010 - 15:49 - comment 0

Only in Saudi Arabia: Businesswoman whipped for yelling at the religious police

for speaking out against the religious police. The Court of Appeals in Makkah has upheld a sentence of prison and lashes recently issued by the Summary Court in Jeddah against a Saudi ... in Jeddah against a Saudi businesswoman who criticized members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue ...

Editor's Choice - 18/08/2014 - 09:06 - comment 0

One dead, nine injured in Saudi deportation riot

of Jeddah, police said on Monday. An illegal expat worker died and nine others ... on the outskirts of Jeddah, police said on Monday.“Workers from different nationalities caused commotion in protest ... police intervened to quell “chaos” at Al-Shumaisi Deportation Center on the outskirts of Jeddah, police ...

04/03/2014 - 10:04 - comment 0

Sheesha odor gives rapist away

of at least 13 girls since 2006 that had challenged Jeddah’s entire police apparatus was solved with help ... 13 girls since 2006 that had challenged Jeddah’s entire police apparatus was solved with help ... his home. On the day before the arrest, Maj. Sultan Al-Malki of Jeddah police took the girl close ...

Editor's Choice - 19/06/2011 - 12:24 - comment 0

Saudi Arabia: Officials arrested over Jeddah flood

in Jeddah which killed some 120 people, local media reported Monday. Eight top officials of the city's mayor's office were taken away by police on Sunday, the Saudi Gazette reported.   The Jeddah ... arrested in the probe into the November 25 flood in Jeddah which killed some 120 people ...

16/05/2010 - 17:17 - comment 0

Ethiopian-Saudi tension exaggerated, Saudi officials say

of Ethiopian housemaids have created a furor among Saudis on Facebook and Twitter, but Jeddah police caution ... and Twitter, but Jeddah police caution that the fear among Saudis is disproportionate to the actual crimes committed. “Actually it is still on a very limited scale,” Jeddah police spokesman Nawwaf Al-Bouq told ...

29/07/2013 - 08:27 - comment 0

Ethiopian-Saudi tension exaggerated, Saudi officials say

of Ethiopian housemaids have created a furor among Saudis on Facebook and Twitter, but Jeddah police caution ... and Twitter, but Jeddah police caution that the fear among Saudis is disproportionate to the actual crimes committed. “Actually it is still on a very limited scale,” Jeddah police spokesman Nawwaf Al-Bouq told ...

29/07/2013 - 08:27 - comment 0