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Civil Defense launches website

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal launched the Civil Defense website at a function held at his office in Jeddah on Tuesday. The move comes as part of efforts...

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Court acquits Haia men of assault charges

 Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Jeddah Administrative Court has acquitted two members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia)...

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30 NWC employees demand job security

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — About 30 temporary employees of the National Water Company (NWC) gathered in front of the company’s headquarters in Riyadh on Tuesday to express their...

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‘Technical snag’ hits ‘Wajda’ show

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – The screening of “Wajda,” a film by a Saudi female director which was supposed to be shown at Riyadh Cultural Palace last week, has been...

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Eight caught for credit-card fraud

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Police have arrested eight members of a gang who made large amounts of purchases using fake credit cards in the name of well-known businessmen in the...

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Filipino moms asked to meet embassy staff for repatriation

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Philippine Embassy has advised Filipino women with undocumented children to turn up at a field office at Riyadh’s Umm Al-Hammam district for...

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SCTA to execute projects worth SR294m this year

Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette DAMMAM — The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is implementing scores of projects in various parts of the Kingdom this year. These include a...

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Female beggars feel the heat

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Female beggars are indifferent to the heat, humidity or rain, as they roam the streets looking for benefactors in the same way they are indifferent to repeated...

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Status correction bid lands expat in prison

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — An Asian worker was sentenced to prison for offering a bribe to a security officer to facilitate his entry into his country’s consulate....

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Inmate pays SR8,000 to buy old man freedom

Saudi Gazette report RAFHA — An inmate of a prison in Rafha governorate in northern Saudi Arabia has secured the freedom of an elderly prisoner who was put in jail for failing to repay an...

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Accidental fire kills man on hunting trip

AL-BAHA — A 28-year-old man died after his hunting rifle went off accidentally during a hunting trip at Al-Kardasa village in Al-Baha province. According to Al-Baha police spokesman Lt. Col....

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Young man loses hand to firecracker

AL-TIWAL — A young man sustained severe damage in his right hand after a firecracker he was holding exploded while he was celebrating his brother’s wedding. The man was rushed to...

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Infiltrators hurt as car hits water tank

NAJRAN — Eleven infiltrators were injured when their vehicle ranmed into a concrete water tank on Najran-Riyadh highway. The accident occurred after the driver deviated from the main road to...

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3 expats injured in Riyadh fires

RIYADH — Civil Defense teams put out a series of fires in workshops, a warehouse and at a paint factory in Riyadh. Riyadh Civil Defense spokesman Capt. Mohammad Al-Hammadi said the fires...

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Embassies and consulates breathe a big sigh of relief

Hassan Cheruppa, Arshad Raza and Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Embassies and consulates of different Asian countries breathed a sigh of relief when they heard of the extension of the...

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Millions rejoice over extension of grace period?

Mariam Nihal, Fatima Muhammad, and Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Millions of people living in the Kingdom welcomed King Abdullah's decision for extending the grace period for four months...

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Umrah pilgrims suffer as Egyptian pound plummets

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — Following a sharp decrease in the value of the Egyptian pound, money exchangers in the holy city have started imposing a 2 percent premium on the exchange rate...

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Prince Alwaleed receives Senegal’s minister of tourism and culture

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), receives at his office in Riyadh Youssou N’Dour, Senegal’s minister of tourism and culture. They discussed...

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Egyptian expats concerned

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Egyptian expats all over the world have remained glued to their TV sets since the current tumultuous events unraveled back home. Egyptians in Jeddah are...

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Municipalities need more powers

Saleh Al-Turigee Okaz In a matter of one week, the inspection campaigns launched by the municipalities in various parts of the Kingdom uncovered violations in 4,800 restaurants, shops and food stores....

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