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Saudi Gazette Newspaper

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       JEDDAH — Mayor of Jeddah Hani Muhammad Abu Ras inaugurated on Wednesday evening the 2,000-meter-long Al-Shabab Lagoon Walkway located behind King Fahd Coastal City. He said the municipality was keen to provide the best services to Jeddah residents and its visitors. He said the new walkways were among the proje

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      MISHAL AL-OTAIBI   RIYADH – The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (the Haia) in Riyadh recently discovered 1300 cartons of imported liquor in one of the districts of the capital. Sources said this is the biggest quantity of liquor seized in the history of the Hai

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  • 06/26/15--14:00: Saving consumers from greed
  •   Naser Al-Marshadi Al Sharq   The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has introduced a regulation system to keep a check on retailers illegally monopolizing and increasing the prices of basic commodities. The ministry has, so far, only used the system in keeping a check on the price of baby milk, even though

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      Ali Al-Zamil Al Sharq   At the stroke of a pen, so to speak, a high level official can order the transfer of an employee at the request of the latter’s line manager without looking at and taking into consideration the employee’s work history. Sometimes, the employee’s future ultimately h

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      Hayel Al-Shammari   Foreign recruitment companies and agencies did not have to work hard to find a way to circumvent the decisions that the Ministry of Labor recently issued regarding the recruitment of domestic workers. The decisions regulated costs, waiting periods and sums that applicants are required to pay.

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      Abdullah Al-Mizher Makkah   The person who created a fake Twitter account of a child suffering from cancer, called Sara Ibrahim, to scam members of the public deserves a monument on a main road. He deserves the monument for a number of reasons. First of all, he understood people more than they understand t

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  • 06/26/15--14:00: A highway dubbed Death Road

  •   Ibrahim Aqili Saudi Gazette   There is a road dubbed by locals as the Death Road, Road of Carnage and Black Snake. It is 800 kilometers long and runs from Jeddah to Jazan. It is the scene of numerous fatal accidents, something that the people of villages dotted along the road can testify to. Most of those

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      Ibrahim Aqili Okaz/Saudi Gazette  “That is it. I’m leaving home,” said a disgruntled Ahmed Ali, an elderly man who lives in one of the villages here that has been repeatedly hit by sandstorms. And he is not the only one; many residents have begun leaving the villages because they can no

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      Saudi Gazette report   That state of school buildings plays an important role in the overall education of a student as good facilities appear to be an important precondition for learning. Schools are places where students learn basic skills and other valuable information that will help them in their lives; there

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    MAKKAH — Police arrested an Arab resident for carrying SR53,600 in cash, money whose source the man was unable to provide. Makkah Police said the officers grew suspicious of a motorist and asked him to stop. Police searched his car thoroughly and found a total of SR53,600 in his possession. When questioned the man was unable to provide the source of the m

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    AHAD RUFAYDAH, ASIR — An expatriate was killed and two Saudis injured in a road accident here on Thursday. Asir Health Affairs official spokesman Saeed Al-Nageer said a Saudi man was driving his vehicle with an Indian expatriate sitting beside him in the passenger’s seat when the man crashed into another vehicle driven by a Saudi. The expatriate die

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    JEDDAH — A Saudi man has sued his coworkers after they accused him of having a forged PhD degree. Jeddah Court of Appeals reported the man was fired from his job after the human resources manager at his workplace saw his name on a website listing people with fake degrees. The manager requested the man submit his original degree but he refused resulting in

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    TABUK — Police here arrested four Saudi men for physically assaulting a man and his sons. Tabuk Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Khalid Al-Ghabban said the four assailants attacked the 45-year-old by throwing rocks and shooting at the man and his two sons who were injured and taken to hospital.

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    JEDDAH — The Ministry of Labor forced a bank to pay a former branch manager SR100,000 and a former employee SR200,000 for firing them without a valid reason. The Ministry of Labor Employees’ Affairs Higher Committee reported a bank fired a branch manager after claiming she had too many unauthorized absences consecutively. The former branch manager c

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    RIYADH — The municipality here arrested 13 expatriate street vendors on Thursday. Head of Riyadh Municipality Ibrahim Al-Sultan said the municipality was running an inspection campaign when it arrested 13 street sellers and seized 16 vehicles and carts. He added the inspection campaign will continue throughout Ramadan and will not be restricted to vegetab

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  • 06/27/15--14:00: Protecting the homeland

  • A Border Guard soldier watches diligently the Kingdom’s southern border for possible security breaches. — Okaz photo

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    Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Education Minister Dr. Azzam Al-Dakhil on Saturday announced the launch of the third phase of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Foreign Scholarship Program. Under a new mechanism called "Your job and your scholarship", all scholarship students will be guaranteed jo

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    Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — A landowner has sued a number of shops open on his land and caused them to shut down after they had been operating for more than half a century in Al-Nuzlah District east of Jeddah, Al-Bilad reported. Hussain Awadh, one of the shop owners, said the landowner, identified only by

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  • 06/27/15--14:00: Cell phones and road deaths

  • Yusuf Al-Muhaimeed Al-Jazirah Despite the fact that the use of mobile phones while driving has become an increasing threat to road safety, most of us do not remember to make important calls except when driving. What is worse is we enjoy following WhatsApp messages and chat groups only when we are behind the wheel. However,

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    Abdulaziz Maafa Okaz/Saudi Gazette DHAMAD, Jazan — Residents of Dhamad demanded the closure of the city’s sewage lagoon and to direct sewage water tankers to alternative locations, claiming local authorities have ordered its closure as an effluent pond five years ago. They say the pond’s s

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