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Mosques geared for fasters’ flurry

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Mosques around the Kingdom have started preparing for the expected increase of worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan. They will be busier than...

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Over 1,500 Riyadh mosques to offer communal iftars

 Saeed Al-Khotani Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Thousands of mosques all over the Kingdom will start offering free communal iftar (breaking of the fast) meals throughout the holy month of...

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MERS-CoV case in Asir hospital confirmed

Nadia Al-Fawwaz Saudi Gazette ABHA — A new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was registered in Asir region, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday. It said...

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170 inmates released in Madinah

Prison officials in Madinah distribute gifts among inmates released on Tuesday following an amnesty announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on the occasion of the holy month of...

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Obstacles before female students revive ‘mahram’ debate

 Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — There is a controversy going on about Saudi female students studying and living abroad without a male guardian or mahram. The controversy has...

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Saudi woman scrubs floors at EP mall to support 9 children

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — A 45-year-old Saudi woman has begged for help after she was forced to find work as a cleaner at an Al-Khobar mall to support her nine children because her...

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Sarah Attar Keep moving forward

Mariam Nihal Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Sarah Attar is the first Saudi woman to participate in the Olympics as a track and field athlete. Born and raised in California, 20-year-old Attar spoke...

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Keep restaurants under surveillance

Rashid Al-Fouzan Al-Riyadh THE recent inspection raids conducted by the Riyadh municipality against eateries have uncovered a huge number of violations concerning the safety of food and the compliance...

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The ominous Haia statistics

Saleh Al-Turigee Okaz ABOUT six years ago in 2007, I wrote an article with the same title, criticizing the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) for publishing figures...

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Summer program preps youth for job interviews

Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — "Our Youth" summer program under the sponsorship of Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal commenced this week. As a culmination of a...

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Saudi-Iraq prisoner swap ‘imminent’

Saudi Gazette report ARAR — Iraqi authorities have completed the final procedures for the release of 44 Saudi prisoners who will be deported to the Kingdom in line with the prisoner exchange...

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Khaled Al Sabt wins ‘Photomentaries’ contest

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Khaled Al Sabt from KSA was named the Grand Prize winner, for his photo, entitled ‘Walking on the palms of destiny’ in National...

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Indian intellectual and poet honored by Jeddah Urdu lovers

Muhammad Mujahid Syed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Dr. Khalid Mahmood, former head of the Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, managing director of Maktaba Jamia, New Delhi, and...

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Learn, unlearn and relearn, says Seju in reinventing self

JUBAIL — “Learn, Unlearn and Relearn” announced Blessy Seju, the newly elected president of Periyar Toastmasters Club, Jubail, amidst thunderous applause from a packed...

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Stop bad consumer habits

Rashid Al-Fouzan Al-Riyadh HIGH consumption has become the main feature of Saudi society. We have reached a point at which we tend to establish welfare societies to dispense extra food, drinks and even...

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Why do vigilantes disrupt film shows?

 Mohammed Al-Ossaimi Al-Yaum I believe the attempts made by the Mohtasiboon (religious vigilantes) to stop showing the Saudi movies “Haifa” at Al-Mouftaha village theater...

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Cell phone ringtones in mosques irk worshipers

 Faisal Aboobacker Ponnani Saudi Gazette DAMMAM — It was the beginning of the Taraweeh prayers at Badar Mosque in Dammam’s Thubaishi area and the mosque was full of...

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Coronavirus fertile ground for rumors

Saudi Gazette report HOFUF — Similar to the rumors that spread during swine flu and bird flu alerts in the past, the rumor mills are actively promoting gossip and other unsubstantiated claims...

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Strategic reserves to end Jeddah’s water woes

Majed Al-Mufadhali Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Huge strategic water reservoirs will be constructed in Jeddah over the next three years to store water in excess of 12 million cubic meters,...

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HRC film lashes out at guardianship abuse

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – After publishing a scathing report on the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia recently, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has launched a short film on social...

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