Saudi Arabia arrests 18 for spying

Riyadh, March 21 (IANS/WAM) A total of 18 people — 16 Saudis, an Iranian and one Lebanese — have been arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges of spying for a foreign country.

The arrests followed coordinated and simultaneous security operations carried out in four regions — Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and the Eastern region– across the kingdom, a spokesperson for Saudi interior ministry said.