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Girl, 3, rescued from bathroom

  AL-TIWAL — Jazan Civil Defense firefighters rescued a three-year-old girl who accidentally locked herself inside the bathroom. The girl had sneaked into the bathroom and locked the...

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Teenager jailed for mistreating father

  Adnan Al-Shabrawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – The District Court in Jeddah sentenced a 19-year-old youth to jail for allegedly beating his father, kicking him in the abdomen and...

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Ministry disowns festival ‘guest list’

  RIYADH – Minister of Culture and Information Abdulaziz Khoja has said a statement bearing the names of guests to the upcoming Arab Media Festival in the Kingdom, which is being...

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Heavy rains likely in Asir highlands

  JEDDAH – The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) has warned that heavy rainfall is likely to continue in various regions of the Kingdom, especially the southwestern...

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Makkah traders cash in on influx of pilgrims

  Fahd Al-Manaee Saudi Gazette MAKKAH –The volume of annual sales of garments in Makkah is expected to exceed SR600 million thanks to the huge influx of Umrah pilgrims, according to...

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YouTube clip leads to robbers’ arrest

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Police arrested three young men accused of robbing SR1,500 from a grocery store after assaulting an employee. Police came to know about the theft...

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Saudi tourists becoming ‘more cost-conscious’

  Saeed Al-Khotani Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Observations made by visitors to a travel fair in Riyadh show that Saudi tourists have become more cost-conscious. The four-day...

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Preventive care ‘vital to keep contagions at bay’

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The fourth annual Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Update Conference ended in Jeddah on Wednesday with a series of recommendations to prevent diseases...

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Conference discusses future of English language testing in Arab world

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Leading experts in English language teaching and assessment gathered in Riyadh with local experts to discuss the best methods for improving the standard of...

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When your friend turns on you

  Hussein Shibli Okaz/Saudi Gazette AL-DARB — She never imagined that her Yemeni son, a father of three who disappeared three months ago, had been kidnapped and killed by an African...

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Saudia launches initiative for summer youth employment

Ahmad Abdullah Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Saudi Arabian Airlines will launch an initiative to hire a number of young students who will be participating in the Makkah Youth Forum this summer, the...

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Primary teachers decry decision

  Khalaf Al-Harbi Okaz Equality does not always mean justice. First, second and third grade teachers in our primary schools feel that a grave injustice has been done to them after the Ministry...

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Will we ever reach housing target?

  Abdo Khal Okaz If one were to look at a map of the Kingdom and take into account the country’s population and GDP, he would have a hard time believing that a country spread out...

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Pipe burst leaves homes without water

Hussein Hazzazi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Pipe leaks continue to plague Jeddah, which is eagerly anticipating the launch of a new desalination plant that officials say will alleviate the...

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81 infiltrators caught hiding in Darb house

   AL-DARB — Al-Darb police detained 81 unidentified illegal foreigners hiding in a house and waiting to be smuggled to the western cities. A house that was being frequented...

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Head-on crash kills four youths

   JEDDAH — A head on collision caused the death of four youths on Rijal Alma-Darb Road on Friday. Police patrols and the Red Crescent attended the scene and extracted the...

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Saudi hangs himself from ceiling fan

   SABYA — A Saudi male in his 40s committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan. A relative said the man had been missing for three days before he was found...

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Human skull on Yanbu shore

   YANBU — A Saudi discovered a human skull on the seashore near the Yanbu cement factory. He notified the coast guards who in turn notified Yanbu police. Madinah police...

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Baby found with hands tied inside car

   MAKKAH — The Red Crescent freed a baby who was with hands tied inside his father’s car. The father had wandered in the Al-Mansour Street Red Crescent center,...

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Japanese PM starts 3-day visit Tuesday

   RIYADH — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive Jeddah for a two-day official visit from Tuesday, a source at the Japanese Embassy said on Saturday. Abe will...

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