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Saudi Gazette Newspaper

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      Samar Al-Miqrin Al Jazeera   Al-Jazirah newspaper published an article last week about how the illiteracy rate in the Kingdom has decreased to 3.75 percent among Saudi men and 9.92 percent among Saudi women. These figures were given by Abdulrahman Al-Barrak, an undersecretary at the Ministry of Education.

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  • 07/03/15--14:00: No one loves banks
  •   Hassan Al-Harthi Al Watan   Banks keep our money safe and make our life easier through the various services they provide. The relationship between banks and customers is built on mutual benefits. I do not think a sane person would say he loves going to the bank, except for perhaps a few people who might c

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      Amjad Al-Maneef Al Riyadh   Saudi households spend around SR20 billion on consumable items a year. In fact, the average spending on food in Ramadan for a Saudi household is equal to that spent in three other months of the year.  This is a clear indication of the unscrupulous way we consume food. The a

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      Saudi Gazette report   The Kingdom has, over the past few years, seen a wave of extremism that has tried to influence the minds of young Saudis. Certain elements on satellite channels, websites and social media networks have hijacked the will and mind of young citizens and brainwashed them. Al-Riyadh daily repor

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      Rayan Abu Shosha Okaz/Saudi Gazette   Several parks that were built only a few months ago are drying out due to a lack of maintenance and care on the part of the concerned authorities. Citizens have called on the municipality to hold companies in charge of taking care of public parks responsible for their

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      Saudi Gazette report   Beggars can be seen all over the country even in towns and villages, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. While some are genuinely in need, there are a large number of people who traffic women and children into the Kingdom and run elaborate begging syndicates. Al-Ri

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    JEDDAH — The Civil Defense shut down 27 warehouses and issued violation notices to 366 warehouses during its inspection campaign since the beginning of Ramadan. Civil Defense officer Col. Ghazi Al-Ghamdi said the campaign focused on Al-Balad area. The campaign aims to increase the level of safety for visitors of the area. The Civil Defense aims to prevent

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    TAIF — Police are looking for 16 people for creating a ruckus inside King Faisal Hospital’s emergency ward. Taif Health Affairs Director Siraj Al-Humaidan said the men started fighting outside the emergency ward but then the fight moved inside. Hospital staff notified the police and the men involved in the fight are being sought for questioning.

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    MAKKAH — A worker died and another was injured after falling into a cistern at a construction site. Makkah Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Ati Al-Qurashi said the workers were both Asian and in their thirties. Police are currently investigating the incident and have started the process of repatriating the victim’s body to his family.

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    HAFR AL-BATIN — A woman in her 20s died and her husband was injured in a road accident in the Eastern Province city of Hafr Al-Batin. Eastern Province Red Crescent reported the husband was speeding when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to swerve off the road. The vehicle rolled over multiple times, killing the woman. The husband sustained modera

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    QATIF — Police here arrested 18 men for causing a brawl and disturbing the peace in their neighborhood on Thursday. Eastern Province Police spokesman Col. Ziyad Al-Reqaiti said families in the neighborhood had complained that the men, in their 20s and 30s, had blocked streets and engaged in fights.

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    MAKKAH — Civil Defense fire fighters extinguished a fire that broke out on Al-Mansour Street west of the Grand Mosque. Makkah Civil Defense Public Relations Director Col. Saeed Al-Sarhan said the fire started on the rooftop of a house and spread to two other houses. The Civil Defense managed to save one family and extinguish the fire without recording any

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    MAKKAH — Police here arrested four expatriate women and a man, all in their 40s, for theft. Makkah Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Ati Al-Qurashi said the suspects, who came from Jeddah, would enter shopping centers with bags in their hands or walk into crowded areas to steal from pedestrians and pilgrims. The thieves quickly stashed anything they stole in thei

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    Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The North Indian Fraternity Forum (NIFF) organized a well-attended iftar party at a local restaurant here recently. The party was attended by Consul General of India B.S. Mubarak, Raghib Qureshi, consul education and head of chancery, and other senior consulate officials.

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    US Consul General in Jeddah Todd Holmstrom visited the heritage festival Ramdanana Kida (Our Ramadan Was Like This) in the historic district of Balad in Jeddah Friday night. Abdullah Bin Dhawi, director of local Affairs at Jeddah Governorate and president of the executive committee of the festival, received the diplomat and briefed him on the overall activities of the festival,

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    Layan Damanhouri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Art Jameel’s annual Photography Award is expanding this year to cover nationals and residents across all Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 31. Dalia Mousa, Art Jameel program manager, told Saudi Gazette: “Each

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    Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Korean Consul General Nak-young Oh hosted an iftar party at his residence here on Tuesday. Welcoming the guests, Nak-young Oh said sharing food was the best way to enhance understanding among different cultures and people. "With respect to Islam,

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    Saudi Gazette report MADINAH — More than 750 flights will leave from the newly launched Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah next week carrying foreign Umrah pilgrims returning home, an airport official said on Saturday. Ahmad Sharqawi, deputy general manager at Tibah Company for Ai

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    Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — Civil Defense brigades have dealt with a total of 279 emergency cases in Makkah during the first 10 days of Ramadan, according to Capt. Fahd Al-Thibaiti, director of the Civil Defense's control and guidance center. He said the emergency cases included 150 fires in government and

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  • 07/04/15--14:00: Terrorists are never right

  • Qaisar Hamid Metawea Al-Madina The religious deterrent does exist in our society. It not only exists there but runs high. Almighty Allah should always be thanked and appreciated for this. However, through this very door, some people of devious thinking come and try to influence our society, especially the minds of its youn

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