Rebel minister who fled Yemen hit by shoe at news conference

AP 11/11/2018

CAIRO — A minister who served in Yemen’s rebel government before defecting to Saudi Arabia was struck by a shoe hurled by a Yemeni journalist at a news conference in Riyadh. Abdul-Salam Ali Gaber, who served as…

Saudi gov’t imposes ‘crazy’ hike in visa fees

10/22/2016

RIYADH – A seven-fold hike in visa fees to do business in Saudi Arabia risks deterring the foreign investment needed to transform its oil-dependent economy, diplomats and other sources say. But a senior Saudi business leader has…

Toledo OFW electrocuted in Saudi

Rene F. Alima 05/30/2016

A 24-year-old electrician from Toledo City, who was working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was electrocuted inside an oil refinery last May 26. Franklien Billesta of Don Andres Soriano, Toledo City, was found by his co-workers lying on…

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