Saturday, 23 Jan 2021

Category: Legal

Journalist Murders Double in 2020, Press Freedom Group Says

WASHINGTON – The number of journalists murdered for their work doubled in 2020, as criminal gangs and militant groups sought to silence reporting with violence, a new report says. At least 30 journalists were killed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, including 21 who were murdered — up from 10 in 2019 — and others […]

RECORD NUMBER OF JOURNALISTS JAILED IN 2020, SAYS WATCHDOG

A record number of journalists were behind bars this year, a US-based watchdog said Tuesday, accusing governments worldwide of suppressing the media and fueling misinformation amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that 274 journalists were imprisoned in 2020 — the highest number since the non-profit organisation began its […]

Permanent Delegates Committee of OIC Holds anti-COVID-19 Follow-up Meeting

Jeddah, The the permanent delegates committee, an affiliate of Jeddah-based General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held today an extraordinary meeting scheduled to follow up on the outcomes of the final statement issued by the Executive Committee of the OIC Member States at the level of foreign ministers, which was held on […]

KSrelief launches a number of humanitarian projects in Somaliland

Hargeisa, In collaboration with the Norwegian Council for Refugees, Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has launched a number of humanitarian projects in the fields of protection of women, children, water and environmental reforms and education in Somaliland in an amount of $2.2m., benefiting 100,000 persons, it was reported here today. In […]

Egypt Condemns Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

Cairo, Egypt expressed its condemnation to the terrorist attack, that took place in the city of Sousse, Tunisia, targeting two national guard security personnel. In a statement today, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry offered its condolences to Tunisia’s Government, people, and the family of the victim, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured, affirming Egypt’s rejection […]

Justice Initiative Files Lawsuit Over Killing of Post Columnist Khashoggi

The Open Society Justice Initiative sued the U.S. Director of National Intelligence Wednesday to produce information about those responsible for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, was killed in 2018 by Saudi agents in the Kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman drew global criticism over Khashoggi’s […]

Protesters Call for End to Spanish Monarchy After Former King’s Exit

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Protesters on Sunday called for an end to the Spanish monarchy after the sudden departure of the former King Juan Carlos from the country this week amid a corruption scandal. Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014 in favor of his son Felipe, abruptly announced his decision to leave on Monday but there […]

Border Guard Foils Narcotic Smuggling Attempts

Riyadh, Official Spokesman of Border Guard Lieutenant General Misfer bin Ghannam Al-Quraini said in a statement that the Border Guard managed to foil several attempts to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Jazan, Najran, Asir and Tabuk regions during the last month. As many as 196 smugglers tried to smuggle 937 Kilograms […]

The Control and Anti-Corruption Authority Announces Issuance of Judicial Rulings for a Number of Corruption Cases

Riyadh, ​An official source in the Control and Anti-Corruption Authority stated that preliminary rulings were issued for a number of financial and administrative corruption cases, the most prominent of which were as follow: The first case: the arrest of a judge red handed in the general court at one of the regions, and was accused […]

OIC Secretary General Chairs Session on Distinguished Efforts of Islamic Countries in Facing Covid-19

Jeddah: Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen chaired here a session entitled “Distinguished Efforts of Islamic Countries in Dealing with Coronavirus Pandemic”, organized by the Muslim World League and the Emirates Council for Fatwa through video conferencing technology on July 18 and 19, 2020. At the opening of […]