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MERS virus Death toll rises to 168 in Saudi Arabia

May 18, 2014

MERS virus Death toll rises to 168 in Saudi Arabia

The MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has claimed 168 lives since September 2012, with five fresh deaths reported #Saudi Arabia #Riyadh #Jeddah #pneumonia #MERS #US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #Arab News #Madinah #David Swerdlow
Mid-air horror Air India flight flown back after door not locked properly

Nov 15, 2013

Mid-air horror Air India flight flown back after door not locked properly

Passengers of an Air India flight from Jeddah to Mumbai today had a mid-air scare when it was flown back after a cockpit panel showed that one of the doors was not properly locked. #air india #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Jeddah
New labour policy Indian embassy in Saudi starts delivering exit papers

May 20, 2013

New labour policy Indian embassy in Saudi starts delivering exit papers

India today started verification and issuance of Emergency Certificates allowing its citizens to leave Saudi Arabia following concerns over a new labour policy in the Gulf Kingdom. #World #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Riyadh #Jeddah #Indian Embassy
Saudi's illegal immigrants draw fear of "infiltrators"

Mar 27, 2013

Saudi's illegal immigrants draw fear of "infiltrators"

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Down a narrow alleyway deep in the Jeddah slum of Karantina, three women from Sudan have set up stalls under colourful parasols, selling peanuts, hibiscus petals, dried pulses, baskets, frankincense, calabashes and sandalwood. They laugh and gossip in the sunshine, swathed in bright printed cloth, while a scrawny black cat picks its way between piles of rubbish. But when approached by a stranger, they are cautious #NewsTracker #Family #Government #children #Saudi Arabia #Labour Ministry #wives #Jeddah #interior #country #burmese-muslims #prince-khaled
Sri Lankan national faces beheading for witchcraft in Saudi

Apr 19, 2012

Sri Lankan national faces beheading for witchcraft in Saudi

A Saudi man had complained his daughter had "suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, and that happened after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman" in a shopping mall. #Sri Lanka #Saudi Arabia #sharia law #WeirdNews #Jeddah #Decapitation