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Quick-witted victim helps police arrest pickpocket

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – An Ethiopian accused of robbing shoppers in an Old Jeddah market of their possessions has been arrested by Jeddah police, thanks to the quick...

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Pearson firm to run 3 vocational institutes

JEDDAH — TQ Education and Training, a Pearson subsidiary that provides outsourced training solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract to develop and operate three vocational colleges in...

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Princess Latifa Center, a beacon of hope for patients in distress

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Princess Latifa Bint Fahd Center in Riyadh has been instrumental in supporting poor patients through its humanitarian and charitable services. The...

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Muslims prepare for the fasting month of Ramadan

A Saudi buys dates at the dates market in Riyadh. Dates are in great demand with the approach of the fasting month of Ramadan. — Reuters

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Authorities turn a blind eye to fake recruitment offices

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Over the past two years dozens of offices claiming that they can fast-track recruitment papers for foreign manpower have appeared and many citizens have fallen...

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Employers welcome concessions for ‘dependent’ expats

Sana Abdul Salam Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Employers and executives welcomed the new concessions for dependents of expatriates to work in the Kingdom, describing it as a positive step toward...

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Diplomats, volunteers win hearts at job fairs

Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — During the initial three-month grace period announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, thousands of expatriates who were in violation of...

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Are we a field for experiments?

Abid Khazandar Al-Riyadh According to a local newspaper, many businessmen have asked for the implementation of a decision to make vocational testing mandatory for foreign workers as part of the...

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Aftermath of amnesty extension

Ibrahim Badawood Al-Madinah It was only logical that the authorities would respond to requests by a large number of Saudi businessmen and expatriates to extend the initial three-month grace period...

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Jizawi, accomplice handed down harsher sentences

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — A circuit court in Jeddah handed down additional sentences to Egyptian lawyer Ahmed Al-Jizawi and an accomplice under directives from the Court of Appeals in...

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Civil Defense contains major warehouse fire

JEDDAH — Ten Civil Defense firefighting teams contained a large fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in three stores and a warehouse in Al-Hindawiya neighborhood of west Jeddah. No one was...

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Customs officers seize cash stashed in bed

RIYADH — Customs officers at Al-Bat'ha foiled an attempt to smuggle SR1.2 million in cash out of the Kingdom in a truck owned by a Gulf-based company. The money was stashed inside a bed,...

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Woman drowns in attempt to save girls

DAMMAM – A 49-year-old woman died while trying to rescue three girls, aged between 12 and 17, from drowning after they were all swept away by strong tides. The girls were swimming in a...

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500,000 illegal expats deported in 3 months

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – The General Directorate of Passports has said more than 500,000 illegal workers have been deported during the first phase of the grace period. It said more than...

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Container backlog at Jeddah port to end

Abdulrahman Al-Misbahi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Salih Al-Hadad, deputy director of Jeddah Islamic Port, said container backlog problems at the port in the past two months were because of a...

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200 Filipino domestic helps arrive

Saudi Gazette report ABHA — Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin Tago said his country’s embassy would not allow any Filipino domestic workers to enter the Kingdom without a work contract,...

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Boy, 12, fined SR900,000 for Turaif barbecue mishap

Saudi Gazette report TURAIF – The General Court in Turaif issued a verdict on Wednesday fining a 12-year-old boy SR900,000 for accidentally setting his friend on fire when he was just nine...

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40 Dhulum graves disinterred

DHULUM — A team from Makkah Emir’s office accompanied by members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) disinterred 40 graves inside a gold mine...

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Tahliah underpass set to open

Ibrahim Alawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – The underpass on Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz (Tahliah) Road underpass, which intersects Prince Majed Road, will be opened to traffic next week,...

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Stores openly dispense ‘supernatural’ remedies

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM – Some herbal stores take advantage of customers’ ignorance and sell them products claiming to cure all types of diseases, especially those believed to...

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