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KFUPM wins laurels at Geneva exposition

Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette DHAHRAN – The King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) received 10 medals through its participation with 10 entries in the 41st International...

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Trade in maids rife as Ramadan nears

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — The wages of housemaids have skyrocketed with the approach of the holy month of Ramadan. This is especially true of those with the “favored...

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The ministry responded at last

Hamoud Abu Talib Okaz The Ministry of Social Affairs must be thanked for its response to requests made by citizens to explain the circumstances surrounding the case of Faisal, a young orphan who was...

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Weekend switch a tough nut for many

  First Thursday for govt offices in nearly 30 years About 20 percent of employees absent or late Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Thursday was a hard working day for...

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Who to befriend when in US?

Mazen Baleelah Al-Madinah The Saudi Embassy in Washington announced that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has pledged to pay a bond of $2 million to bail out Ziyad Tariq Abid, a...

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The tragic soap opera continues

Mohammed Al-Bakar Al-Yaum ONCE again the tragic soap opera of orphans being killed by their sponsors is being re-run. The latest of these victims was Faisal, the orphan child who was killed by the head...

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Top class equipment used for cleaning Haram rugs

Khalid Al-Hemaidi Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs has established a specially-equipped laundry for cleaning rugs spread across vast areas of Masjid...

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3,000 youths volunteer to serve pilgrims in Ramadan

Ahmad Afifi Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — Some 3,000 young Saudis have volunteered to provide services to Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. The...

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Filipino Toastmaster clubs encourage fellow OFWs to enhance skills

Ronaldo Z. Concha Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Two active Filipino groups in Jeddah are helping compatriots enhance their leadership skills. The KAMFI and OPM Toastmasters Clubs are also inviting...

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Resort owner reports burglary

QURAYYAT — A Saudi notified Al-Faysaliyah police station here that two of his resorts were broken into and the thieves had stolen the contents inside. Fingerprints and other evidence were...

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Oven collapse kills young child

AL-ARTAWIYA — A child was killed when he was playing near an oven while his parents were asleep. The oven fell on the child. The parents took the child to hospital, but doctors said he must...

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Eateries selling rotten food shut

BISHA — The Bisha municipality shut down a number of restaurants, canteens, food stores, a bakery and a central market for violation of hygiene conditions. The violations included selling...

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Baby rescued from burning house

MADINAH — Civil Defense rescue teams saved a baby from a burning house in the National Guard district. Madinah Civil Defense spokesman Capt. Abdulrahman Al-Sehaimi said the family tried to...

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Five killed in road accidents

TABUK — Three passengers were killed and six others injured when their van overturned near Al-Seairah city. The accident was caused by a burst tire as the driver was speeding. The injured...

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Scuffle over money ends in murder

RIYADH — A dispute between two expatiates turned into a violent scuffle that ended in the murder of one of them. The victim was stabbed several times in his chest and died on the spot....

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Tough measures sought to curb celebratory gunfire

Saudi Gazette report TURBAH — Many residents have complained about an increase in celebratory gunfire  in the governorate, which claimed several innocent lives in the past. They...

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2,000 expats processed in Madinah each day

Saudi Gazette report MADINAH — An average of 2,000 applications from expatriates who wish to correct their employment status are being processed daily at Madinah Labor Office, according its...

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Yemeni arrested for blackmailing woman

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A Yemeni youth was arrested by the Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) for blackmailing a woman in her 20s. The...

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Algae bloom befouls Jeddah Corniche

Turki Al-Qahtani Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Visitors to Jeddah’s Middle Corniche are complaining of widespread growth of algae and the limited number of toilets. The Corniche...

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Families struggle to raise SR2.4m blood money to save 3 young men

 Adnan Al-Shabrawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The lives of three Saudi young men hinge on the ability of their families to raise a total of SR2.4 million in blood money to save them...

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