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Poor infrastructure hampering housing growth in Jeddah

Saudi Gazette report   JEDDAH – Poor infrastructure and inadequate public utility facilities are hampering endeavors to expand residential projects in Jeddah, according to...

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Controversy over women employment

Qaisar Mutawie Okaz newspaper   Labor Minister Adel Fakieh has, since taking over his portfolio, been keen on finding job opportunities for Saudis in the private sector. He initiated...

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Jeddah animal and bird souk: A haven for the rare and wonderful

Amer Hilabi Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — It is no place for the faint-hearted. But come every Friday, lovers of the animal kingdom congregate in this spot to view and buy rare...

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Awards galore at interschool competition

  JEDDAH – Schools across the Kingdom competed in a tightly contested interschool championship that tested the skills of students from grades eight to 10 in disciplines including...

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Indian officials appreciate services of Indian Cultural Society Jeddah and...

JEDDAH – The Indian Cultural Society Jeddah (ICSJ) and Bazm-e-Osmania recently welcomed three new Indian diplomats who took charge at the Indian consulate here. Arif Qureshi, president of...

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Seminar sheds light on the role of Muslims in India’s growing economy

Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — The Socio Reforms Society Jeddah held a seminar on “Indian Growing Economy and the Minorities’ Share” on Saturday...

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Subcontinent music lovers usher in 2013 with Sikander show

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Music lovers from the subcontinent ushered in the New Year with some feet-stomping numbers at the Golden Tulip Hotel here. In a memorable musical show organized...

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Tips to beat exam jitters

Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette This week around 1,317,439 boys and 1,120,795 girls from the intermediate and high school will be sitting down for school exams, according to the Ministry of Education. For...

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Thanks to Hafiz, 300,000 Saudi women land jobs

Ibrahim Eqaili Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Labor Ministry was successful in employing 300,000 Saudi women in two years, according to Deputy Minister of Labor Dr. Mefreh Al-Haqbani. This...

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Prince Alwaleed heads the final 2012 Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation meeting

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal heads the final 2012 Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation meeting at his Riyadh office. Some of the foundation’s board members are also pictured. — Courtesy photo

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Hackers dip into Saudis’ bank accounts

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Hackers from outside the Kingdom were successful in withdrawing large sums from Saudi bank accounts, according to press reports. They hacked the Internet sites...

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200,000 Ethiopian maids recruited in less than two years

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – Over 200,000 Ethiopian housemaids have been recruited to the Kingdom in less than two years, of which only 350 have been deported back to Ethiopia for medical or...

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Why defame Saudi nurses?

Turki Al-Dakheel Riyadh newspaper I would like, at the outset, to state that nursing is a noble profession. Societies that respect this profession have already dealt with the social complications and...

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Are we serious about solving problems?

Salih Al-Twairqi Okaz newspaper I recently read, in our local media, the story of Mohammed Haddadi, a 22-year-old youth from the town of Sabya in Jazan region. For many years Mohammed has been trying...

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Crown Prince meets Minister of Higher Education

  Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, receives Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari at his office in Riyadh on Sunday. The talks were...

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Passport police detain 70 residency violators

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Makkah Passport department has detained a group of residency and work permit violators as part of a dedicated campaign. The 70 suspects were...

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Diabetes major cause of limb amputations in Jeddah

Mohammad Dawood Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A study conducted by three general hospitals in Jeddah pointed out that foot ulcer resulting from diabetes was the main cause of limb amputations....

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Nepali worker commits suicide

   JAZAN — A Nepali worker hanged himself with a rope tied to the stairs of a water tank at Al-Safa neighborhood in Jazan. Spokesman for Jazan police Col. Awadh...

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Man shoots at police in Arar

   ARAR — Police in Arar arrested a man who fired at them in the city’s Al-Dhahyah neighborhood. Spokesman for the Northern Border police Col. Bandar Al-Aydaa said...

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Drug peddler arrested in Bahrah

JEDDAH — Police in Bahrah arrested a suspected drug dealer. A traffic patrol monitored a car driver behaving suspiciously. When the man spotted the patrol car, he sped away. The traffic...

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