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Saudi Gazette Newspaper

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  • 09/23/15--14:00: Jeddah drug gang busted
  •    JEDDAH — Jeddah police on Tuesday arrested a dozen drug dealers for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the holy site of Mina. Police received a tip-off about the activity of the gang, and when arresting one of the members they found heroin in his possession. The man led police to the rest of the gang and police arrested 12 men; one Filip

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       DAMMAM — Nineteen Civil Defense teams battled a fire that destroyed a number of shops in Dammam. Investigators said that the fire broke out in waste leftovers near a shop and spread to engulf a number of shops nearby. A fire fighter was slightly injured and treated at Dammam central hospital. The Civil Defense is still investigating the fire

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       MINA — A Bangladeshi pilgrim committed suicide by hanging himself in a bathroom in the holy site of Mina. Police and forensic officers arrived at the location to collect evidence and make sure that there was no criminal motive behind the death. Police received reports of the incident at around 5 a.m. Eyewitnesses told police that the man was

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       AFIF — Three workers were injured at a construction site in Afif, Riyadh region, when it's roof partly collapsed on them. The workers at the site suffered multiple injuries. Teams from the Saudi Red Crescent and Civil Defense arrived at the location and rescued the workers. Civil Defense officers removed debris to make sure that no one was t

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       ABHA — Police in Abha discovered large quantities of weapons ready for sale at a crime scene in Abha region. Police responded first to a report of a murder that happened at the site. When police searched the area, they discovered large quantities of weapons and machine guns ready for sale. Police seized the weapons and have begun investigati

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      Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH — A large number of expatriates, mostly from India’s Tamil-speaking community, donated blood for pilgrims in a campaign organized in Jeddah by a South Indian organization, Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ). Jeddah’s K

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       JEDDAH — An Indian consular team will be visiting Jazan on Friday (Sept. 25) to provide consular services (limited to attestation and passport services not being provided by the outsourced agencies) to the Indian nationals. The team will establish its office from 8.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M. and from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Hotel Adnan (Telephone: 01

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  • 09/23/15--14:00: Smart ambulance introduced
  •   Saudi Gazette report  MAKKAH — The Saudi Red Crescent Authority has introduced two smart ambulance vans to serve pilgrims during this Haj season. The two mobile-storage and first-aid support vehicles are designed to operate in difficult terrains and crowded areas, said Dr. Rasheed Al-E

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      Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — About 130,000 heads of sheep, imported from Somalia, have arrived at Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) till Wednesday to meet the needs of the local market during the Haj season and stabilize prices. The head of the committee of livestock traders, Suleiman Bin Al Jabri,

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      Badea Abu Al-Naja Saudi Gazette  MAKKAH — A new Civil Defense vehicle that transmits live footage of the holy sites is now being used to monitor accidents. Head of the leadership facility at the Civil Defense Col. Ahmed Al-Zakari, said the vehicle is the latest initiative in dea

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  • 09/23/15--14:00: Cleaver sales up 40 percent
  •   Saudi Gazette report  MADINAH — Cleaver sales have gone up by 40 percent as butcher shops and slaughterhouses in downtown Jeddah go about their annual tradition of buying new tools during Eid Al-Adha season in preparation for the large numbers of animals to be slaughtered. Many locals also pref

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      Okaz/Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH —A number of illegal butchers have been spotted waiting outside the new main slaughterhouse, opened seven months ago, here passing on their phone numbers to all those coming to the abattoir. They are offering low charges and are willing to slaughter the sacri

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      Okaz/Saudi Gazette  RIYADH – The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), the central bank, announced that the Eid Al-Adha holidays for banks and other financial firms will be extended by one day. According to the directive, the banks will reopen after the holidays on Tuesday, Sept. 29. T

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      Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH – The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has stated that the rush of several Haj pilgrims to board the train triggered the malfunctioning of the automatic system controlling the opening and closing of the door. Hamad Al-Amr, spokesman o

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  • 09/23/15--14:00: Investment massacre!

  •   Qaiser Hamid Mutawie Al-Madina   IT is clear that Saudi Arabia is moving to diversify its sources of income and decrease its current great reliance on oil revenues. Fluctuating oil prices have been the main catalyst. The approach is clear in the royal directive to allow 100 percent foreign owned retail and wholesale comp

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      Saudi Gazette report   MAKKAH — A Palestinian mother met one of her sons here for the first time in five years, Al-Hayat daily reported. Reda from Gaza Strip did not see his son, who has been studying and working in Germany, for five years ever since he left Palestine to study medicine in G

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      Saudi Gazette report   MINA — About 100 trained Saudi women have joined hands with 1,500 of their male counterparts in organizing transportation of 370,000 pilgrims by Al-Mashaer Train that links the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah. Pilgrims from Southeast Asia, Turkey, Europe and GCC countries

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      Saleh Al-Jaser, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, chairs a meeting of the airlines' executive directors and heads of various sectors at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Tuesday. — Courtesy photo  Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH &mda

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      Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih has called upon the ministry’s field medicine employees in Muaisem, near Mina, to extend the best possible services to the guests of God during this Haj season. He also urged them to deal with emerg

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       MAKKAH — Assistant commander of investigation, Brig. Gen. Faisal Al-Mutairi, said security operations targeting pickpockets have been successful. He said that undercover officers were placed at the holy sites to track and arrest thieves. In many cases, undercover officers arrested thieves on site and returned stolen items to pilgrims. "

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