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Expatriate workers search for odd jobs after extension of amnesty

Expatriate workers violating residency permits have returned to the streets searching for odd jobs soon after the extension of the amnesty period. The picture shows groups of workers on a sidewalk in...

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Two expat doctors fined SR84,000 for negligence

Ashwaq Al-Tuwairqi Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH – The Shariah Medical Committee in Makkah has fined two expatriate doctors a total of SR84,375, to be paid as blood money for their negligence...

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Makkah police bust pickpocketing gang

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH – The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Makkah police busted a notorious pickpocketing gang early Friday. The gang members stole from Umrah performers...

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Housemaid in Syrian girl’s murder transferred to prison

 Mansour Al-Shehri and Soad Al-Shamrani Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — An Ethiopian housemaid who allegedly killed a Syrian girl last Thursday has been transferred to Al-Malaz women's...

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Tenants to get power bills directly after two months

Saudi Gazette report JUBAIL — The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) will soon start issuing power bills directly to consumers, Al-Yaum daily reported Saturday quoting a senior energy official....

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Gulf traveler stabs passport officer

HAFR AL-BATIN — A Gulf national stabbed a Passport Department employee at Al-Req'ei center on Saudi-Kuwaiti border. Eastern Province police spokesman Lt. Col. Ziyad Al-Reqaiti said the...

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13 hospitalized with food poisoning

AFLAJ — Thirteen people have been hospitalized with food poisoning after they ate sweets from a shop in Aflaj. Director of Aflaj General Hospital Abdullah Al-Haidari listed all 13 victims in...

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Unidentified body found in street

MAKKAH – Police are investigating circumstances behind the death of a man in his 40s whose boy was found behind a fuel station in Makkah. Lt. Col. Abdulmuhsen Al-Maiman, spokesman for Makkah...

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8 Emiratis killed in road accident

  AFLAJ — Eight members of an Emirati family were killed in a car accident on their way to Abha. The driver, his two wives and five children were killed, while another five children...

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Firefighters suffer smoke inhalation

RIYADH – Ten Civil Defense personnel suffered smoke inhalation while putting out a fire in a commercial building in the city. Riyadh Red Crescent spokesman Saeed Al-Ghamdi said the Civil...

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Jeddah cultural week kicks off

JEDDAH – Activities of a cultural week focusing on the heritage of Jeddah, especially its Historic Area, kicked off at Naseef House on Saturday evening. The Voluntary Society to Protect the...

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Princess Al-Anoud opens dates festival

JEDDAH – Princess Al-Anoud Bint Abdullah, the wife of Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, opened on Wednesday the fifth dates festival organized by a women’s charity society in...

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Taif hospital comes under Nazaha scrutiny

Saudi Gazette report TAIF — The Human Rights Commission has confirmed the findings of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) about the chest diseases hospital in Taif. A Nazaha...

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Emirati survives horrific crash

ABQAIQ — An Emirati citizen escaped death in a horrific accident on Al-Bat'ha road in Abqaiq. He collided head-on with a truck that crossed the road in front of him and sustained serious...

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Teenage driver runs over septuagenarian

ABHA — A man in his 70s was killed while crossing a road north of Dhahran Al-Janoub. He was run over by a speeding car driven by a teenager. The body was taken to the mortuary, while the...

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Expat pair jailed for robbing bank client

RIYADH — The General Court in Riyadh has sentenced two Pakistani nationals to 10 years in prison and 600 lashes for stealing money from an accountant who was on his way to deposit company...

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Drugs stashed in iPad box seized

TAIF — Traffic patrols arrested two suspected drug smugglers who were hiding drugs in an iPad container. A security patrol grew suspicious of a car driven by a 22-year-old Saudi and stopped...

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Nearby fire forces hotel evacuation

MAKKAH — The Civil Defense evacuated 350 Umrah pilgrims from a hotel in Al-Misfalah neighborhood of Makkah. Civil Defense spokesman Maj. Saleh Al-Elayyani said a building under construction...

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Major smuggling attempts foiled: Border Guard

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Border Guard patrols in Jazan foiled a number of smuggling operations and infiltration attempts during the Islamic month of Sha’aban (from...

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‘Wi-Fi’ not connecting

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The second episode of the the TV show “Wi-Fi” has resulted in a dispute between scholars and actors. In the episode, actor...

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