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- 08/27/15--14:00: _Why are Arab famili...
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- 08/27/15--14:00: _Body piercing: Wher...
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- 08/28/15--14:00: _Hospital for MERS p...
- 08/28/15--14:00: _507,788 expats depo...
- 08/26/15--14:00: Prince Miteb opens major health facilities in Jeddah
- 08/27/15--14:00: Donation to MW&DO clarified
- 08/27/15--14:00: 20 complaints about hospitals daily
- 08/27/15--14:00: Over 135,000 Haj permits issued
- 08/27/15--14:00: Private schools to be evaluated
- 08/27/15--14:00: No compensation for National Day
- 08/27/15--14:00: Late tender behind textbook delay
- 08/27/15--14:00: It’s time to expose those with fake PhDs
- 08/27/15--14:00: How can we combat corruption in the public sector?
- 08/27/15--14:00: IDB sacrifice coupons priced at SR475
- 08/27/15--14:00: Why are Arab families unable to save?
- 08/27/15--14:00: Two Saudis jailed for traveling to Syria illegally
- 08/27/15--14:00: Body piercing: Where beauty and culture collide
- 08/27/15--14:00: Back-to-school blues: Tired children catch up on sleep in classroom
- 08/28/15--14:00: No deaths due to industrial accidents: SEC
- 08/28/15--14:00: Kingdom, UNDP sign pact for Yemen aid
- 08/28/15--14:00: 'Cradle of Islam' launched in Melbourne
- 08/28/15--14:00: Hospital for MERS patients in Haj named
- 08/28/15--14:00: 507,788 expats deported this year
Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Minister of the National Guard Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah opened on Wednesday the Jeddah branches of King Saud University for Health Sciences and King Abdullah International Center for Medical Research. The Center for Integrated Specialist Clinics in Khozam and Primary Healthcare
JEDDAH — The report titled “Dr. Ghamdi donates SR200,000 for Stranded Pakistanis”, which appeared in Saudi Gazette on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, contained an erroneous figure. The donation made was SR2,000 and not SR200,000. The mistake was corrected by relevant organization sources, who said the reported figure was inaccurate. Saudi Gazett
JEDDAH — The Health Affairs Directorate in Jeddah each day receives around 20 complaints about the city’s private hospitals. Assistant Director General of Health Affairs Dr. Mohammed Bajubair said complaints were typically about medical errors and poor performance. In a meeting on Wednesday, Bajubair asked directors from a number of private hos
MAKKAH — Around 135,000 domestic pilgrims, including Saudis and expatriates, have so far registered with local Haj companies to perform Haj this year. The Haj Ministry’s undersecretary, Hussain Al-Sharif, said registration of domestic pilgrims would continue on the ministry’s e-portal until Sept. 13. “The registration of domestic pi
RIYADH — Over three quarters of the Kingdom’s private schools will be evaluated this year for their performance and the behavior of students, according to the Education Ministry. The governor of the ministry’s general education evaluation commission, Naif Al-Roumi, said the evaluation process would start within the next two weeks and woul
RIYADH — There will be no holiday in compensation for the Kingdom’s National Day on Sept. 23, as it falls within the Eid Al-Adha holidays this year. “The National Day holiday will not be compensated if it coincides with official holidays such as this year’s Eid Al-Adha,” a spokesman for the Civil Service Ministry explained. Ac
RIYADH — The Education Ministry’s delay in naming the company that won the contract to print textbooks has been blamed for the late distribution of books to the students.
According to an informed source, printers were notified as late as July 24, only a month before the schools reopened, when it should have been done six months
Osama Hamza Ajlan
I have written many articles about fake PhDs and people who have become PhD holders overnight. I have always attributed the reason behind the spread of fake PhDs to the media which continues to misuse academic titles. Sometimes, the media, mainly newspapers, confuses the words “doctor” and &ld
The Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) recent survey revealed that 44.9 percent of public sector employees are willing to fight corruption, cooperate with the ACC and even report corrupt practices.
Answering questions on the survey is easier said than done. When push comes to shove, there is no g
JEDDAH — The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) hosted at its headquarters in Jeddah on Thursday the annual conference of the Saudi Project for Utilization of Haj Meat (Adahi).
Speaking to Haj officials from foreign diplomatic missions attending the conference, IDB President
Fahd Amer Al-Ahmadi
As a society, we do not care about or seem to be aware of the importance of saving money. All we do with money is spend it on important and unimportant things. I recently watched an interview with a Saudi Credit and Savings Bank manager on the Al-Arabiya channel.
During the interview, he said m
JEDDAH — The Special Criminal Court in Jeddah sentenced two Saudis to prison for illegally traveling to Syria and fighting alongside militant outfits in the country.
The court issued a preliminary order sentencing one of the Saudis to four years in prison. The
Shahd Alhamdan Saudi Gazette Arguments between the older and younger generations of Saudis never end, but when it comes to body piercings, generations can have dramatically different views. A body piercing is a puncture made in the body by a needle and after that, a piece of jewelry is inserted into the opening. The most p
With the beginning of the new academic year, teachers report that most students come to school tired due to poor sleeping habits and instead of learning they end up snoozing in the classroom. Al-Riyadh daily reports on the difficulties children face in resetting their biological clocks due to a summer spent browsing social media websites and TV channels into the
A number of Saudi women working for school canteens have complained that the contractors in charge of running canteens treat them poorly and pay them a meager monthly salary of SR300. The Ministry of Education has finally required contractors operating school canteens to hire Saudi women as a prerequisite for a contractor to get his contract with the ministry ren
RIYADH — The Saudi Electricity Company said the company has so far not recorded any deaths among its employees due to industrial accidents during the current year.
Muhammad Shafee, acting chairman for industrial security sector at the company, blamed most accidents that did occur on contractors hired by the company.
RIYADH — Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement with Ashok Nigam, resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in Riyadh.
The agreement envisages a program to ensure
RIYADH — A Saudi Arabian pavilion named “the Cradle of Islam” was launched on Wednesday at the Islamic museum in the Australian city of Melbourne.
Nabeel Al-Saleh, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Australia and New Zealand, opened the pavilion in the presence of several prominent Arab and Australian dignitaries.
JEDDAH — The Ministry of Health has designated King Abdullah Medical Complex in North Obhur to handle possible cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during the current Haj season.
Any suspected MERS case among the Haj pilgrims will be airlifted to the hospital, Al-Madinah daily reported quoting
RIYADH — Maj. Gen. Daifallah Al-Huwaifi, deputy director general of passports, said a total of 507,788 expatriates were deported for labor and residency law violations since the start of the current Hijri year (Oct. 25).
Al-Huwaifi, who is also commander of the passport department's Haj forces, urged all Saudis and expatriate