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Housemaid dilemma a never-ending soap opera

Abdullah Bajubair Every day we read in the local newspapers stories featuring the problems of housemaids in Saudi homes. These stories range from murder to theft, running away or romancing the husband...

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Al-Jizawee case: Egyptian says Saudi is innocent

  Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – One of the three defendants in Al-Jizawee case has admitted that the third defendant, a Saudi, is innocent of any charges of smuggling...

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Funeral prayers

   Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Asheikh leads funeral prayers for Prince Turki Bin Sultan and Princess Seeta Bint Fahd Al-Damir at Riyadh’s Imam...

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Yemeni sets himself on fire

YANBU – A 20-year-old Yemeni worker set himself on fire outside the shop where he worked after a dispute inside the shop. An Egyptian working in anther shop and other people who...

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Hai’a officers storm house party

AL-JOUF – Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Hai’a) stormed the house of an Asian expatriate who was allegedly holding a party and...

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Three people suffocate in house fire

AL-AHSA — Three people in Hofuf were rushed to hospital when a fire struck the two-story house they were in. Al-Ahsa Civil Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Ali Saad Al-Qahtani said five...

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Truck with gas cylinders overturns

JAZAN — A driver caused alarm when he fell asleep at the wheel of his truck that was loaded with gas cylinders. The vehicle, just a few minutes from Jazan, veered off the highway and...

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Kiosks handling govt paperwork still in demand

Ali Al-Zehiyan Okaz/Saudi Gazette   RIYADH — Despite the ongoing move toward an electronic government, members of the public still rely on kiosks that fill in government...

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Egyptian court revokes Saudi’s death sentence

Muhammad Talib Okaz/Saudi Gazette   CAIRO – Al-Ismaliya Court of Appeals decided Wednesday to quash a death sentence handed down to a 43-year-old Saudi man who was convicted...

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Taif man attacks municipal council chairman

Abdul Aziz Al-Rubaee Okaz/Saudi Gazette   TAIF – A Taif resident almost attacked the chairman of Taif Municipal Council during a heated council meeting on Wednesday. During...

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Girl at Jeddah care home goes on hunger strike

Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH — A 16–year-old girl at a Jeddah social services home has gone on a hunger strike until authorities find a permanent solution to her problem,...

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Probe into medical complex’s lack of treatment for teenage boy

Abdul Hadi Al-Sawyan Okaz/Saudi Gazette   MADINAH — A fact-finding committee has been formed to investigate why a medical complex in Madinah discharged a 13-year-old boy on...

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Rights groups criticized for ‘ignoring’ child case

DAMMAM – The father of a three-month-old baby who died after suckling from a poisoned milk bottle has criticized the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and National Society for Human Rights (NSHR)...

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Okaz jumps to sixth spot in Forbes ME rankings

DUBAI – Okaz, one of the oldest newspapers in the Kingdom, jumped three places from ninth in last year’s rankings to take sixth position this year in the Forbes Middle East...

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Enough rain

Saleh Ibrahim Al-Turaiqi Okaz newspaper   During the past few years when the streets and tunnels of Riyadh and Dammam were submerged and Jeddah’s east side was...

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Saudization failure: What is the alternative?

Abid Khazandar Al-Riyadh newspaper   Labor Minister Adel Fakieh stated that there were about 8 million foreign workers in the Kingdom of which about 86 percent were employed in...

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Arab leaders and citizens offer condolence to Prince Faisal

Asir Emir Prince Faisal Bin Khaled Bin Abdul Aziz receives Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal at his residence in Maadar in Abha on Wednesday evening. Several princes, ministers, scholars, and senior...

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New rent regulations to arrive mid-2013

RIYADH – A new rent regulatory system will be introduced by the Ministry of Housing from mid 2013, according to Al-Eqtisadiah daily. The Ejar (rent) system will regulate landlord/tenant...

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Iraqi stabs Saudi to death in Indonesia

DAMMAM — An Iraqi stabbed a Saudi citizen to death in Jakarta following a dispute. The Indonesian security authorities arrested the perpetrator at the scene of the crime. Preliminary...

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2 students smash teacher’s car

TABUK — Tabuk police arrested two students for smashing the windscreen and windows of their teacher’s car. They are being detained at the Bair Bin Harmas Police Station. Faisal...

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