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Filipino workers complain of pay cuts

Mohammad Hadhadh Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — More than 50 Filipino women workers have lodged a complaint with their consulate alleging the company they work for has drastically cut their...

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Haia loses appeal in shoe-throwing case

MAKKAH — A woman accused of throwing her shoe at a member of the Haia was sentenced to 48 hours in prison. She was riding with her brother when their car collided with a Haia vehicle. The...

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Al-Habalah: An isolated village turned into tourist attraction

  Khalid Aal- Meraih Okaz/Saudi Gazette   ABHA — Al-Habalah, once an isolated old village, lies at the edge of a high mountain in Ahad Rafidah Governorate....

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Iftar tents set up in EP for low-income group

  Faisal Aboobacker   DAMMAM — The practice of setting up Iftar tents in Ramadan is an integral part of Saudi Arabian tradition. Many individuals along with several...

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Sci Tech summer program gets tremendous response

Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette AL-KHOBAR — Sci Tech’s month-long Summer Cultural Program that kicked off on June 8 with a host of recreational and educational activities for...

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For courageous Naqi, sky is the limit

  Saman Ali Saudi Gazette  DAMMAM — “I want to be an ambassador of peace and change,” said Naqi Rizvi, while stressing on his worldly aspiration. Despite...

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Arbaeen Lagoon stinks again

Adel Abdulrahman Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Arbaeen Lagoon in downtown Jeddah is again in the news with the putrid smell of decomposing fish emanating from the lake.“The...

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Filipino pair commended for aiding compatriots in distress

Ronaldo Z. Concha Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Two overseas Filipino workers in Jeddah were commended by a Filcom group for helping undocumented compatriots living in a makeshift tent beside the...

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JCCI starts automated attestation service

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has advised its VIP subscribers to utilize the electronic attestation facility to avoid overcrowding at its...

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Ground set for return of Saudi prisoners in Iraq

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH – Saudi Arabia and Iraq signed an executive protocol to implement a prisoner swap agreement, paving the way for the return of more than 60 Saudi...

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Pakistan ambassador discusses Haj preparations with Khoja

JEDDAH — Pakistan Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan met with Minister of Culture and Information Abdulaziz Khoja, who is also the acting minister of Haj, at his office in Jeddah Tuesday and...

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Attacks against Saudis in Jordan ‘increasing’

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Attacks against Saudis visiting neighboring Jordan have been increasing, according to press reports. Two Saudi families were subjected to armed assault at their...

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Abolish this shameful system

Abed Khazendar Al-Riyadh I wrote many articles calling for the abolishment of the kafala (sponsorship) system for foreign workers. With time, I have become even more convinced of the need to cancel...

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We never bake what we eat

Salem Sahab Al-Madinah A local newspaper has reported that the ongoing residency correction process has led to the closure of 30 bakeries in Jeddah and as many as 130 others were on their way to...

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Emir visits areas hit by sewer leaks

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Tuesday made an inspection tour of a number of residential districts in Jeddah to take stock of the rising...

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Five women killed in Buraidah car crash

Saudi Gazette report BURAIDAH — Five women were killed and three others injured when two vehicles collided head-on near Al-Banqiya town east Buraidah, according to Qassim police spokesman...

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Egyptian rescues child from manhole

SAKAKA — An Egyptian worker rescued a 10-year-old child from a manhole near his house. The worker was doing some work in the yard when the child fell into the manhole. He immediately jumped...

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Outreach program for Filipinos canceled

RIYADH — The Philippine Embassy has canceled a consular outreach program scheduled at Riyadh Industrial City on July 4 in view of the ongoing correction period. An embassy statement said...

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Pak consulate to stay closed on Saturday

JEDDAH — The Consulate General of Pakistan will remain closed on Saturday (June 29). The office, however, will deliver exit passes and urgent passports to those who were allotted a June 29...

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Wolves attack elderly woman

TABUK — A 79-year-old woman was attacked by wolves while she was in a sheep stockyard in Maqna'a village, Alsharq newspaper reported. The woman suffered multiple wounds and was rushed to...

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