Wednesday, January 19

Judicial

Makkah Police: No Criminal Suspicion in Accident of a Supportive Work Team Vehicle for One of Drivers Participating in 2022 Dakar Rally

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Makkah, The media spokesman of Makkah region police stated that the relevant security authorities in the region launched an investigation on Thursday 30/12/2021 into an accident of a vehicle belonging to the supportive work team for one of the drivers participating in the 2022 Dakar Rally race in Jeddah, which included five French National passengers, one of whom was injured and taken to the hospital to receive the necessary medical care, while the rest were unharmed.He noted that the preliminary investigations revealed that there was no criminal suspicion in the accident.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia Witnesses Major Qualitative Developmental Leaps in its Legislation and Justice Systems

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Riyadh, Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials today a number of issues at local, regional and international arenas.Al-Bilad newspaper reported in its editorial that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing major qualitative developmental leaps in its legislation and justice systems that promote rights in various fields and achieve sustainable development.In this regard, the Cabinet’s approval of the Regulation of Evidence came as the first of four bylaws announced earlier by HRH the Crown Prince which included civil status draft bylaw, civil transactions draft bylaw, and the criminal draft bylaw on discretionary penalties, the paper said.Such regulation establishes principles based on fixed references in judicial work, along with basic pillars in achieving transparency and just...

Death Toll From Haiti Truck Explosion Rises to 90, Official Says

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PORT-UA-PRINCE, HAITI — More than a dozen people severely injured in a gas truck explosion last week have died, raising the total number of deaths to 90, the deputy mayor of Cap-Haitien, the city in Haiti where the tragedy occurred, said Monday.The count is "still unfortunately incomplete" due to severe injuries suffered by those still hospitalized, said Patrick Almonor.The previous tally released last Wednesday by Haitian authorities stood at 75 deaths with 47 victims severely burned.According to Almonor, during the night of December 13, the driver of the gas truck lost control when he swerved to avoid a motor-taxi, and subsequently overturned. Residents tried to collect the spilled fuel, which then exploded.On Tuesday, national funerals will be observed in the city's main cathedral, but ...

Arab Parliament Denounces International Silence over Terrorist Houthi Attacks against Saudi Arabia

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Cairo, The Arab Parliament denounced the continuation of the despicable and repeated attacks by the terrorist Houthi militia against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the international silence over these violations, which amount to war crimes.In a statement issued today, the Arab Parliament confirmed that the Houthi's terrorist targeting of the industrial city in Jazan, as well as launching of two ballistic missiles towards the city of Abha that were intercepted and destroyed, is a new crime added to the criminal records of the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia.The parliament stressed that the continuation of the Houthi militia's systematic crimes and its constant targeting of civilians and civilian facilities reflects its blatant challenge to international law, warning that the failure ...

4.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

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Seoul, A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Republic of Korea's southern island of Jeju Tuesday afternoon, Yonhap News Agency quoted the state weather agency as saying.The epicenter in the southwestern waters off Jeju Island was at a depth of 17 km, and residents must have felt strong vibrations, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. The agency said it was trying to confirm the damage.Source: Saudi Press Agency

UN, OHCHR Participate in Human Rights Achievements Forum in KSA

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Riyadh, Saudi Human Rights Commission, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day 2021, organized a forum entitled "Achievements of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia".President of the commission Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said the Kingdom is witnessing reforms in all fields under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince, especially in human rights, adding that this prosperous era has seen a qualitative and exceptional leap in that regard.Al-Awwad added that Saudi Arabia has implemented over 90 reforms which have contributed to the Kingdom’s advancement in global human rights rankings and indicators, in addition to the Kingdom’s strengthening of its international and regional partnerships to support efforts to pro...