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Ministry won’t retire foreigners above 60

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor has no intention of retiring foreign workers attaining the age of 60, a senior official has said. The continuation of work by foreigners...

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Racism in sports must end

Turki Al-Dakheel Al-Riyadh Sports in our country develops with the social and cultural progress our society makes. I like the statement of a foreign coach who said racism was a social product which has...

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Can sexual harassment be a duty?

Abdo Khal Okaz Many popular stories we normally hear need to be thoroughly verified because seem far away from reality. One of them is a story about Al-Zubai Bin Al-Awwam, the great companion of the...

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Correction campaigns restore respect of laws

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The correction campaigns currently being conducted by several government bodies have activated many dormant laws and regulations, and restored a respect of the...

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Violating kitchen closed down

   MAKKAH — Ajyad branch Municipality has closed down a kitchen in the neighborhood for violations. Expatriate workers were running the kitchen in the yard of an uninhibited...

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Man drowns in river in Taif

   TAIF — Civil Defense divers pulled out the body of a 25-year-old man from the Ghadeer Al-Banat river in Taif. The young man had been missing for days, and the Civil...

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Customs foil smuggling bid

   RIYADH — The Customs officers at Al-Batha dry port foiled two separate smuggling attempts. The first was for smuggling 73.8 kg of hashish and the second was for cash...

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Expat arrested for a number of offenses

   HAIL —  Hail police arrested an expatriate who had committed a number of robberies, car theft, and kidnapping. Hail police spokesman, Col. Abdulaziz Al-Zenaidi,...

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Fire erupts at Madinah hotel

   MADINAH — A fire erupted in Madinah’s Al-Ansar Golden Hotel, and 300 hotel guests had to be evacuated. Madinah Civil Defense spokesman, Col. Khalid Al-Jehani,...

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New offer lessens impact of A Level changes

   DUBAI — Edexcel, part of the world’s leading education company, Pearson, has announced a new qualification which will help minimize any disruption experienced...

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Philippines EOW mission to be sent to Hafr Al Batin

   RIYADH — The Philippine Embassy will conduct an “Embassy on Wheels” consular outreach mission for Filipino nationals in Hafr Al Batin on June 13-14 at...

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‘From Qurtaba to Cordoba’ expo illustrates Arab, Islamic legacies

  Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — A photographic exhibition titled “From Qurtaba to Cordoba” was organized by the Spanish Embassy in...

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IISJ Alumni chooses new executive committee

  From left (first row): Syed Fawaz Rizvi, Tanweer Siddiqui, Fareed Sardar Khan, Abdul Rahman M. Baig, and Atif Zubair Khan.  (second row) Sabah Noureen, Fathima Afsar, Asim Zeeshan,...

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PIF fetes Pakistani scientist in Riyadh

  Faiz al-Najdi  RIYADH — A reception was hosted in honor of Pakistani scientist Dr. Samar Mubarakmand by Pakistan Investors Forum (PIF) at a local hotel here Thursday. The...

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‘Our Youth’ aims to work for the society

  Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette    JEDDAH — Under the vigilant support and sponsorship of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah region, the activities of...

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Heat-sensors to help stem infiltrators into Makkah

  Al-Kareem Al-Thebyani Okaz/Saudi Gazette   TAIF — A pilot project is under way to determine if installing mesh fencing at the entrances of Makkah, along with...

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Ambulances stop taking dialysis patients

  Ibrahim Shehab Okaz/Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Red Crescent ambulances have stopped transporting kidney failure patients to hospitals. This has caused patients many...

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Government agencies faulted in Hail female students accident

   HAIL — The Hail Municipality, Road Administration, Hail University and Hail Region Traffic Department will all stand trial before the Administrative Court under charges...

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Pakistani job fair is a big draw

   JEDDAH — More than 30 companies took part in the Job Fair at the Consulate General of Pakistan here on Friday. Around 1,500 Pakistanis made the most of the opportunity....

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Workers bemoan hardships at coal market

  Eid Al-Harthi Okaz/Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Workers at Jeddah’s coal market begin their day early in the morning and continue until dawn in harsh...

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