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Saudis on death row in Iraq granted retrial

Badar Al-Ghanmi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – The death sentences handed down to five Saudi prisoners in Iraq have not been commuted and the Iraqi courts have the final say in the matter,...

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Girl killed by celebratory gunfire

HOTAT BANI TAMIM – A young girl died during a wedding after she was hit by two stray bullets. Guests were celebrating the arrival of the bridegroom and were firing guns in the air as part of...

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2 killed, 9 hurt in Qurayyat accident

QURAYYAT — Two expatriate workers died while nine others were injured when the driver of their car dozed off and lost control causing the vehicle to overturn several times. Qurayyat Traffic...

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‘Insane’ man beats elderly dad to death

AL-BAHA — A man in his 30s beat his old father to death with a stick in an Al-Baha village. The man repeatedly struck his father on the head with the stick until he died, according to Al-Baha...

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Young woman fatally stabs brother

HAIL — A 20-year-old woman living in Safeet town, 270 km south of Hail, stabbed her elder brother in the heart following an altercation. Although the brother was rushed to a nearby...

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Pickpocket arrested at Jeddah mosque

JEDDAH — Police have arrested a 21-year-old Yemeni pickpocket who went around robbing people of their possessions inside mosques and malls. He was caught red-handed while trying to steal...

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Madinah police bust pickpocketing gang

MADINAH — A group of Arab pickpockets who robbed Umrah performers and pilgrims of their possessions were nabbed by Madinah police following several theft reports. Madinah police spokesman...

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Weather in the hill stations

Tourists from all over the Kingdom visit Al-Namas governorate in Asir province these days to enjoy its captivating scenery and beautiful weather. Located between the hill stations of Abha and Taif, the...

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‘Think’ to help youth look at life from a new perspective

Sana Abdul Salam Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — “Think,” a workshop specifically designed for youngsters, will help them look at life and its experiences from a different...

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Case against NWC official back in court

 Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – The Control and Investigation Board (CIB) has returned a corruption case filed against a leading official in the National Water Company...

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Spike in demand for used cars

Faisal Aboobacker Saudi Gazette DAMMAM — The second-hand car market in the Kingdom has seen a spike in activity with the onset of the summer season as many vacationers are trying to sell out...

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30% divorces in KSA blamed on ‘takhbeeb’

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — About 30 percent of divorces that take place in the Kingdom are the result of what is described in the Islamic law as “takhbeeb,” Alsharq...

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Project under study to reinstate ex-addicts to jobs

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM – The anti-drug administration is currently studying the possibility of reinstating drug addicts and dealers to their military or civilian jobs after they finish...

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A citizen’s predicament at airport

Ibrahim Al-Naseeb Al-Madinah I recieved the following message from a citizen named Abdullah Al-Rabghi. The message reads: “I am a citizen of this great country. My father is an old man....

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Living without identity

Mazen Baleelah Al-Madinah We used to say that the number of foreigners in our country was around eight million, a statement we based on statistics provided by the General Organization for Social...

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Service firms proposed to end shortage of artisans

RIYADH — A member of the Council of Saudi Chambers has called for the establishment of “neighborhood services companies” as a substitute for expatriate workers leaving the...

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Twitter campaign to distribute free water to workers gains momentum

Saudi Gazette report JUBAIL – Over 100 volunteers of different ages launched Thursday a campaign on Twitter, called “Free water by Jubail Twitter volunteers”, to...

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Exorbitant rents threaten Khumra warehouse city

Abdulrahman Al-Misbahi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Nearly 300 warehouses and 80 factories in Al-Khumra area in south Jeddah are facing possible closure in the wake of an exorbitant rent hike....

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JCCI calls for extension of grace period

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Informed sources disclosed that the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) through its Chairman Saleh Kamel has sent a request to higher authorities to...

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Four detained for burglary, arson

YANBU — Police arrested a gang of four for burgling a house and setting it ablaze to erase evidence. The men allegedly stole cash, jewelry and traditional weapons valued at SR200,000 from the...

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