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Jeddah to host first Int’l Cultural Festival

  Saleh Fareed Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — The city will host the first International Cultural Festival, designed to build global friendship and cultural harmony...

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Our bad economic habits in Ramadan

  Rashid Mohammed Al-Fouzan Al-Riyadh   OUR exaggerated consumption behavior is a dominant feature in this month. We do not know the reasons or the justifications for this....

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Cabinet acts to contain spiraling prices

  Saudi Gazette report    JEDDAH — The Council of Ministers has taken a series of measures to contain the spiraling prices in the local market. The measures include...

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Saudi attempts suicide

AL-BAHA — A Saudi in his 30s climbed over a 15-meter-high sign board in an attempt to commit suicide. Al-Baha police spokesman Lt. Col. Bandar Al-Ghamdi said police were alerted of the...

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Police search for a killer

JAZAN — Jazan police are searching for the murderer of an expatriate worker who was killed at a construction site. Jazan police spokesman, Col. Awadh Al-Qahtani, said the culprit ran away...

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Car runs over security officer

QURAYAT — Security forces are searching for a motorist who allegedly ran over a security officer at an inspection point. Al-Jouf Police spokesman Brig. Daman Al-Deraan said a speeding car...

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Tiger on the loose creates panic

MADINAH — A Bengal tiger caused panic on the streets of Al-Barakah neighborhood after it broke loose from its master's house recently. Security forces were alerted and they followed the tiger...

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6 joyriders detained

RIYADH — In their campaign against joyriders on Tuesday, Riyadh police detained six people, two of whom were using stolen cars. In addition, 12 cars were confiscated, and 27 of the onlookers...

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Alwaleed welcomes Citigroup’s Q2 results

RIYADH — Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), Wednesday congratulated Mike Corbat, CEO of Citigroup on the company’s Q2 results. The results showed...

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Organ donor saves lives of 4 patients

Saudi Gazette report QASSIM — A team from the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation supervised four life-saving transplant operations last week, with all organs coming from a brain dead...

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Court clears Jawazat official of manipulation

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Jeddah Administrative Court has cleared a Passports Department official and an Arab national of fraud and manipulating fingerprints. The...

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Arab national held over factory theft

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — An Arab national was taken into custody in connection with a theft at a factory in Al-Khumra District in south Jeddah. Although all circumstantial...

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Jawazat officer suspended for inappropriate behavior

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The General Directorate of Passports (GDP) has suspended an immigration officer at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) for inappropriate behavior while...

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Long ID card process deprives elderly women of social aid

Saudi Gazette report JAZAN — Five elderly women — Shareefa, Zara, Saeeda, Shara, and Zaida —are living in abject poverty in Jazan’s Al-Sahaleel valley. They are...

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Fairmont Raffles Hotels International organizes iftar for Makkah orphans

Badea Abu Al-Naja Saudi Gazette MAKKAH —  Fairmont Raffles Hotels International recently organized an iftar meal banquet  for a number of orphans. The event, attended by...

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Al-Jami’ah District in ‘filthy’ condition

Ibrahim Shehab Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Residents of Jeddah’s Al-Jami'ah District suffer from continued negligence of city officials and a lack of basic services. The...

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Automated devices to regulate traffic signals in Makkah

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — The directorate of traffic and the municipality of Makkah have agreed to equip traffic lights in the holy city with sensor-equipped electronic technology that...

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Amnesty extension is King’s gift – Pak envoy

Faiz Al-Najdi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The Pakistani Deputy Head of the Mission has urged his compatriots not to become complacent due to the extension of the grace period granted by Custodian...

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Total Umrah pilgrims at KAIA exceed 2 million

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — More than 2 million pilgrims have landed at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport during the current Umrah season. A total of 2,005,810...

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Population growth: a problem with no solution

Saleh Ibrahim Al-Turigee Okaz Population growth in the Kingdom is among the highest in the world. The rapid increase in population has been a critical issue since the 1980s. It is the primary cause of...

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