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Youths attack Red Crescent post

TAIF — Three youths entered a Red Crescent center in Al-Faisaliah neighborhood of Taif and threatened the employees with a gun before fleeing in an unmarked car. Their motives are not known...

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1 death, 17 injuries in Corniche accident

JEDDAH — One passenger was killed and 17 others were injured when a truck collided with a small car on Jeddah's Corniche road. Makkah Red Crescent spokesman Ali Al-Ghamdi said eight...

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Gang in school break-ins busted

MAKKAH — Police in Makkah arrested five Saudis for allegedly breaking into a number of schools and stealing equipment. Police said two members of the self-styled Sakwa gang were 17 years old...

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Rehab worker averts catastrophe

MADINAH — Patients at a rehabilitation center for the disabled were saved from food poisoning when an employee noticed the cheese in meals prepared for patients had gone off. Managers at...

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SEC signs SR1.37b power contracts

RIYADH – The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has signed contracts to set up two power transmission plants and purchase five gas-powered generating units. The deals come within a program for...

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Witness absence again delays Haia assault case

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — For the sixth time, the Jeddah Administrative Court had to adjourn on Sunday a case involving two members of the Commission of the Promotion of...

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Help sought to shift campers outside Philippine mission

 Ronaldo Z. Concha Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy and the Consulate called on the leaders of the various Filipino organizations...

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BIP to investigate sexual abuse of girl by father

Ashwag Al-Tuwairqi Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — The General Court in Makkah has referred a custody case involving a 15-year-old girl to the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution (BIP) after...

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101,000 drug-related arrests in 3 years

RIYADH — Assistant Director General of the Anti-Drugs Directorate Abdulilah Al-Shareef said 101,000 people were detained in drugs-related cases over the past three years. Half of the accused...

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Princess Hessa to honor long-serving MoH women staff

 Saeed Al-Khotani Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Under the support of Princess Hessa Al-Shaalan, wife of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, female employees who have served...

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Jordanian minister commends Saudi efforts to serve pilgrims

Ahmad Abdullah Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Muhammad Nooh, Jordanian Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, said Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of advanced nations in terms of culture and...

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Embrace essence of Islamic salutation

Muhammad Al-Quwaiz Al-Riyadh The following situation has become a common occurrence that we have all witnessed at some point or another. A person says the Islamic greeting, “Peace be on...

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KFUPM eyes research tie-ups with two global universities

Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette DHAHRAN — King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is to work with two international universities in research, it was announced on Sunday. In...

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Saudis fall victim to car scams in Greece

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Twelve Saudis in Greece and Cyprus have fallen victim to a scam involving fake car deals. Prince Nayef Bin Mishari Al-Saud, official in charge of public...

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Crowding at accident scenes criticized

Mariam Nihal Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A fire in Jeddah’s Al-Safa district caused panic after residents from neighboring areas gathered at the scene. The chaos was criticized by local...

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Woman suspects husband in son's murder

Abdullah Al-Yahya Okaz/Saudi Gazette ABHA — The mother of a murdered child approached the Asir governorate demanding an autopsy because she believes her husband, who hastily buried the body,...

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Registration of Indians hit 60,000; but minister mum on air tickets

Hassan Cheruppa Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Nearly 60,000 Indians have so far registered at the Indian Embassy, Riyadh and Jeddah Consulate General to return home by taking advantage of the grace...

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Pakistani illegals urged to register with consulate

 Mahmood Hasan Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Consul General of Pakistan has urged nationals living in the Kingdom without proper paperwork to register with the Pakistani Consulate as...

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KFSH Dammam to take part in e-health summit

DAMMAM — King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam is one of the major participators at the two-day Middle East Electronic Health Summit, which starts at Riyadh’s Four Seasons Hotel...

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Saudi students in US flaunt patriotic fervor

Faiza Rizvi Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — They may be living thousands of miles away from their motherland, but their hearts stay connected to their country. Unlike many international students who...

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