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Saudi Gazette Newspaper

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      Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette   RIYADH – Hospitals in Riyadh region have embarked on an intensive awareness campaign against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in line with the directives of Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, emir of the province, and with the close follow-up of Minister of Health

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      Rashed Muhammad Al-Fawzan Al Riyadh   The steps the government is taking to enforce stricter private sector and investment laws should be praised. For example, the laws on issuing bad checks have been made more stringent so that anyone who writes a bad check will think twice before doing so or else be subject to imprison

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      Abdulaziz Al-Thakeer Al Riyadh   We do not have cafés strictly for women in our cities. I suggest that the Ministry of Labor grant licenses to women who want to start such businesses and allow them to employ female expatriate workers to do menial jobs like cleaning. Doing so will meet two main socia

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      Fahad Bin Jolaid Al Jazeera   One popular traditional Saudi story that is often repeated to teach wisdom is the one about the grandmother who advises her granddaughter who is about to get married to wear a necklace made of animal manure. The grandmother justifies this by telling the granddaughter that the

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      Layan Damanhouri Saudi Gazette   WHILE exercise trends and dieting fads are popping up in the media, obesity rates in the Kingdom are still alarmingly high. According to the most recent statistics from the Ministry of Health, the prevalence of obesity is higher among females than males, with 33.5 percent

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      Saudi Gazette report   TEENAGERS’ obsession with celebrities all over the world is no secret and the Kingdom is no exception. Many youngsters have become so obsessed that they look up and try to imitate their favorite stars by dressing up, getting the same haircut and keeping up with their lives. Many even

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    ABHA  — A truck carrying beehives toppled over in Tanoumah village in Asir. A spokesman for Tanoumah Municipality said the driver of the truck suffered mild injuries and was taken to hospital. The municipality had to remove the truck from the road because it obstructed traffic.

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    HOFOUF, Ahsa — A Pakistani expatriate was stomped to death by a horse in a stable in a village in Al-Ahsa governorate on Friday. Eastern Province Red Crescent spokesman Abdullah Al-Qabili said the victim died before paramedics could reach the scene. The Red Crescent urged people not to stand in the way of an ambulance or gather around the scene of the acc

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    BISHA — Traffic police arrested a man for possessing drugs on Thursday. Bisha Traffic Department said the officers stopped a suspicious motorist and on searching his car found amphetamine pills hidden inside. The driver was arrested on drug charges and handed over to the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution.

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    SAMTAH, Jazan — Two women and a man were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation after a fire in a shopping center here. Samtah Civil Defense spokesman Ismael Tawaf said the Civil Defense received reports of a shopping center on fire in downtown Samtah. The shopping center was part of an apartment complex and smoke from the fire was visible from 2 kilom

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    RIJAL ALMA, Asir — A high school student died after crashing into a truck on a highway on Thursday. Rijaal Alma Police said Abdulrahman Bin Ouf was speeding on the Mahayil Asir highway when he crashed into a truck.

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    QATIF — Police arrested 71 illegal expatriates after police and the labor office ran an inspection campaign in the governorate. Qatif Police reported 15 of the detainees lived in the country in violation of residency regulations, 12 violated Article 39 of the Labor Law which states expatriates are not allowed to freelance, eight violated work permit laws

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    SAKAKA — Municipality inspectors here seized 270 bottles of water deemed harmful to consumers from a bottling plant. Al-Jouf Municipality Environmental Health Director Mohammad Al-Enizi said the municipality gives priority to consumers’ health and wellbeing and urged the general public to contact the municipality by calling 940 to report violations.

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    Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Abdullateef Al-Asheikh has approved tendering of 182 civic projects worth a total of SR1.77 billion in 80 cities and towns all over the Kingdom, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said Saturday. The projects include the construction and maintenance

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    Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Al-Amal Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Jeddah receives an average of 13 drug addicts daily, according to the National Anti-Drugs Committee. The committee’s consultant, Dr. Nazar Al-Saleh, said the committee’s call center receives about 700 calls each day.

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  • 08/29/15--14:00: Landmark in Muzdalifah

  • One of the oldest monuments on the border of Muzdalifah as seen on Friday. Haj pilgrims stay overnight in the holy site of Muzdalifah on their way back to Mina after the standing in Arafat on the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah (the Islamic month of Haj). — Courtesy Makkah

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  • 08/29/15--14:00: Women on municipal councils

  • Qaisar Hamid Metawea Al-Madina The upcoming municipal elections will not be like the elections held in previous years. They will be the scene of hot debate, but not between candidates for membership on the councils. Instead, the debate is largely around the inclusion of women as voters and candidates for the first time in the Kingdom.

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    Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — A total of 405,418 people benefit from 147,494 family pension accounts of deceased public servants,  according to the Public Pension Agency. A source from the agency told Al-Hayat newspaper that there had been a 7 percent increase (26,947) in the number of family pension be

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    Badea Abu Al-Naja Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — Security officers all over the Kingdom have been given instructions to strictly monitor the movement of domestic pilgrims from all regions of the country toward Makkah, a senior official said on Saturday. Maj. Gen. Saud Abdullah Al-Kheleiwi, assistant director

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    Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Kingdom's currency exchange market is expected to witness a 50 percent growth during the upcoming Haj season, economic experts said. Speaking to Al-Watan daily, they said the high demand and increased liquidity during the season creates a boom for the Saudi currency.

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