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If Trayvon was the maid of a Saudi

Muhammad Al-Ohaideb Okaz Many people are beguiled by the big lie called "American justice". America has been adopting racist practices against people who are living within its own...

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TV show sparks debate after scholar ridiculed

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — A number of Muslim scholars have agreed that it is permissible in Islam to criticize religious scholars in public or even on a TV show as long as such criticism...

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Kidney patient dies after 20-year wait for treatment

Saudi Gazette report ABHA — A woman who waited 20 years for the Asir Health Affairs to treat her for several serious illnesses died peacefully at Balsamar Hospital last Saturday. Fatimah...

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Lecture on Zakat at IISJ auditorium

JEDDAH – Rashid Gazzali Koolivayal, executive director, Sign Human Resources Development and Research Center, will deliver a lecture on “Zakat and Sadaqa” on Sunday at the...

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5 youths detained over car drifting

RAFHA – Police arrested five young men who were drifting with their cars on one of the main roads in the city, according to Northern Border Province police spokesman Brig. Bandar Al-Ayda....

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Body found at building site

DAMMAM – A Saudi citizen in his 50s was found dead near an under-construction building in Hafr Al-Batin, according to Eastern Province Police spokesman Lt. Col. Ziyad Al-Ruqaiti. An...

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Fire breaks out at gas station

QURAYYAT – A gas station in Sakaka caught on fire while a fuel truck was unloading fuel, according to Al-Jouf Civil Defense acting spokesman Maj. Gen. Maeesh Al-Ruwaili. Four firefighting...

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Madinah police nab gang of thieves

MADINAH – A gang of thieves has been nabbed by Madinah police after it robbed several bank customers. The city’s police stations received calls from victims who had been robbed...

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Speeding truck smashes into six cars

BURAIDAH — A speeding heavy truck hit six cars on Buraidah’s northern ring road, injuring all of the drivers and passengers on board the six cars. Two of the injured were listed in...

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Fish prices fall in EP as demand drops

Faisal Aboobacker Ponnani Saudi Gazette DAMMAM —  Lack of demand and an increased supply from neighboring countries have led to a drastic fall in the prices of fish in the Eastern...

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New system for premarital tests from November

RIYADH – The Health Services Council has given approval to incorporate premarital tests into the Healthy Marriage program that will come into force starting November (Muharram 1435). The...

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Ramadan crowds in Balad fascinated by female ‘kibdah’ chef

Ibrahim Shihab Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A traditional Kibdah (fried liver) stall run by a woman in her 30s in Jeddah’s historic Al-Balad district is drawing huge crowds of...

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8 fake lawyers arrested this year: Official

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM – Eight men have been arrested this year for posing as lawyers and practicing law, Alsharq newspaper reported quoting Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, director of Ministry of...

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Volunteers reap social, religious rewards distributing Iftar meals

Ibrahim Khodeir Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — Traffic lights and intersections near the Grand Mosque are nowadays full of volunteers distributing meals for Iftar (breaking of the fast). Some...

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Saudi spends savings, borrows cash to treat cancer-stricken employee

Ali Bin Gharsan Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH – A Saudi citizen who spent his entire savings and then borrowed additional money to cover the costs of his employee’s cancer treatment at...

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A needed expansion

Wheelchair-bound pilgrims perform tawaf on the raised platform around the Holy Kaaba. Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques Affairs, inaugurated the...

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Raids on Makkah facilities to continue: Civil Defense

Badea Abu Al-Naja Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — The director of Civil Defense in Makkah, Brig. Gen. Khalaf Al-Matrafi, revealed that inspections on buildings in Makkah will continue throughout...

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Selection of accommodation for Indian Haj pilgrims in final stage

Hassan Cheruppa Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Indian Haj Consul Sheikh Mohammed Noor Rahman said his consulate has completed selecting buildings for Haj pilgrims from the country.“We are...

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‘Hafiz’ program draws mixed response from beneficiaries

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — “Hafiz” (Arabic for “incentive”), a Ministry of Labor program that supports the unemployed and helps them gain...

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Prince Khaled lauds SABIC’s support for Souk Okaz

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also the chairman of the Supreme Supervisory Committee for Souk Okaz, commended the Saudi Arabian Basic...

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