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Saudi Gazette Newspaper

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  • 08/14/15--14:00: Mosques in disrepair

  •   Saudi Gazette report   MOSQUES in the Kingdom, whether in major urban centers, remote villages or along highway rest stops, are visited by the faithful in large numbers. However, many mosques are in a state of disrepair and the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has been urged to look into the matter and establish a mec

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      Syed Mussarat Khalil Saudi Gazette   THE Pakistani community in the Kingdom celebrated their country’s 68th Independence Day on Thursday with zeal and fervor. The day started with flag hoisting ceremonies held simultaneously at the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh and the Consulate General in Jeddah.

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      Saudi Gazette report   THE Kingdom does not have amusement parks as large or varied as the ones that can be found in North America, Europe or even other countries of Asia. In Riyadh, there are only four amusement parks, all of them are in a poor condition and are overpriced. Moreover, they have the same few ride

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    DAMMAM — Statistics released by the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority showed an average of three fatal accidents happen on a monthly basis in Saudi Arabia due electrical errors. It said the rate of accidents increased by 400 percent in 2014, compared to the previous year. In 2013, there were only seven cases, but in 2014 it rose to 36 case

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    HOFOUF — A fuel truck caught fire on Abqaiq-Dammam Road, but the Civil Defense managed to avert a disaster. Eastern Province Civil Defense Col. Mansour Al-Dowsary said the burning truck stopped in the middle of the road obstructing traffic. The fire started in the front side of the truck and the Civil Defense firemen were able to extinguish it before it s

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    Layan Damanhouri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Bab Rizq Jameel, in partnership with MIT Enterprise Forum, has announced the launch of the second edition of the “Arab World Meets Silicon Valley” program. The program offers entrepreneurs in the Arab region an opportunity to benefit from world-class

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    Munawarunnisa Nazneen Saudi Gazette RIYADH/ JEDDAH — The 69th Independence Day of India was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm at the embassy in Riyadh and the consulate general in Jeddah. Charge d’Affaires Hemant Kotalwar hoisted the national flag at the ceremony in Riyadh, followed by re

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    Mohammad Dawood Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Over the last 30 years, a total of 700 sex correction surgeries have been performed on patients from across the Islamic world at King Abdulaziz University Hospital's Sexual Orientation Center. Head of the center, professor Yasser Jamal, said there is a diffe

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    MAKKAH — A 10-year-old girl was accidentally shot in her right shoulder by her stepfather. Makkah Police spokesman Col. Ati Al-Qurashi said the stepfather took her to hospital claiming it was an accident. He said he was cleaning his gun when he accidently shot his stepdaughter. The daughter is undergoing medical treatment and the stepfather was arrested.

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  • 08/15/15--14:00: Experts in civil war

  • Khalaf Al-Harbe Okaz The Arabs have accumulated vast experiences in waging civil wars, which no other nation in the world can be proud of. The Arab countries, or more precisely conflicting factions in what was known as the Arab world, can easily give anyone expert advice on how to rekindle fires of sedition in a matter of m

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    Saleh Fareed Saudi Gazette TAIF — The annual Souk Okaz got under way on Wednesday, allowing visitors to get a glimpse at the re-creation of the most famous bazaar in the Arabian Peninsula where Bedouin traders used to bring their goods, including perfumes, spices, rugs and handicrafts, to sell. As usu

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      Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, director general of Haj in Pakistan, with Consul General Aftab Khokher (left) and Press Consul Sohail Khan (right) during the press briefing at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah on Friday. — SG photo Syed Mussarat Khalil Saudi Gazette JEDDAH/MADINAH &mdas

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       Badea Abu Al-Naja Saudi Gazette  MAKKAH — The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques will put in service 500 new user-friendly wheelchairs for use by sick and aged pilgrims during tawaf (the circling of the Kaaba) and saie (the walk between the mounts of

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       Layan Damanhouri Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH – The US Consulate in Jeddah recently hosted the second gathering of Friends of the Arts, a regular event exploring Saudi culture and arts.  The theme was "Saudi Filmmakers", where local filmmake

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       Badea Abu Al-Naja Saudi Gazette  MAKKAH — The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques will put in service 500 new user-friendly wheelchairs for use by sick and aged pilgrims during tawaf (the circling of the Kaaba) and saie (the walk between the mounts of

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          Abdullah Dahhas Okaz Saudi Gazette  MAKKAH — Both Saudis and expatriates pilgrims are now able to register online with local Haj service companies after the Haj Ministry launched its e-gate on Sunday.&nbs

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       JAZAN — Two expatriate workers were injured after a missile launched from Yemen hit a shopping area in Jazan. Capt. Mohammad Al-Samghan, acting spokesman for Jazan Civil Defense, said the two men, a Yemeni and an Indian, were working in a laundry shop when the missile landed nearby. The Indian man suffered mild injuries while the Y

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  • 08/16/15--14:00: Man drowns in flooded dam
  •    ABHA — With heavy flooding in Asir, a man drowned after falling into a dam. Col. Mohammad Al-Asmi, spokesman for the Asir Civil Defense, said the emergency services received reports from members of the public that a man had been sighted being carried away by fast flowing flood waters in the Utoud Valley. The man’s body was la

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       DHAMAD, JAZAN — A Pakistani man committed suicide by hanging himself at an apartment in the Al-Zahra district of Dhamad. Police said the man worked as a car electrician. His body was found in the bathroom of the apartment. Police have launched an investigation into his death.

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       BURAIDAH — At least 21 expatriate men were injured when a fire broke out at their accommodation in the Al-Khaldiyah district of Buraidah. Col. Ibrahim Abalkhail, spokesman for the Civil Defense in Qassim, said the fire was caused by a faulty fridge. All of the men were taken to hospital.

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