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Jeddah hotels hit by Ramadan slump

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Tourist activity in Jeddah decreased by 75 percent this Ramadan with occupancy in hotels at a modest 30 percent, according to a member of the National Tourism...

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The cost of fixing water mains

Saeed Al-Suraihi Okaz The National Water Company (NWC) has plugged the leakages in its water network. According to its reports, the company has saved 314 million cubic meters of water in Riyadh,...

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Inappropriate residential districts

Hamoud Abu Talib Okaz I cannot understand why we repeat the mistakes of the past in our urban development plans. We assumed that there were departments to assess any mistakes made in the past and avoid...

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Bogus doctor made several errors prior to arrest: Police

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Preliminary investigations carried out by Jeddah police have revealed that a bogus doctor from Yemen, who was arrested in Jeddah last week for forging his...

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Young man stabbed in fight

TURAIF – A young man was stabbed in the chest during a fight at a neighborhood in Turaif, according to the Northern Border Province police spokesman Brig. Bandar Al-Ayeda. He was taken to...

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Stray camel causes fatal accident

QURAYYAT – A security officer died after his vehicle ran into a stray camel at Qurayyat-Jouf highway. The officer was on his way back home when the accident happened, according to Qurayyat...

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Man killed in row over land

NAJRAN – A man was killed and several others injured following a dispute within a family over the ownership of a plot of land, according to Najran police spokesman Lt. Col. Abdullah Al-Ashwi....

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Passenger dead, 13 hurt in bus crash

HAIL – A bus carrying 20 people on board overturned on Madinah-Hail highway, killing one passenger and injuring 13 others, according to Hail Red Crescent spokesman Muhammad Al-Tayyar. The bus...

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Car thief shoots at youth chasing him

RIYADH – A young man was shot at while chasing a thief who had stolen his friend’s car at a gas station in Riyadh. Yousif Al-Mutairi was in his own car watching his friend get out...

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Child playing with gun kills himself

TABUK – A five-year-old child shot himself while playing with his father’s gun, according to Tabuk police spokesman Lt. Col. Khalid Al-Ghaban. His parents were in another room when...

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Turkish Airlines Iftar party

Turkish Consul General at the Turkish Airlines Iftar party.

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Air India Iftar party

Indian Consul General Faiz Ahmad Kidwai is seen with community members and travel officials at the Air India Iftar party. — Courtesy photo

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Today’s fiction writers highlight realities of society, says satirist Fazal...

M. M. Syed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — “Today’s fiction and short-story writers concentrate on the daily problems and the facts of human life. They don’t care much...

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Focus on Ramadan, fasting at JTS Iftar party

Community members who attended the Jeddah Tamil Sangham Iftar party at the Impala Garden in Jeddah, make a happy picture. — Courtesy photo JEDDAH —Jeddah Tamil Sangam (JTS)...

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Poachers challenge wildlife authority

Saudi Gazette report TAIF — Poachers have sought to mock the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) by painting slogans deriding the authority with the blood of illegally slain deer, rabbits, ibex...

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Iftar held recently for Malaysian community

JEDDAH — About 140 Malaysians turned up for Malaysian Community Iftar which was hosted by the Consul General of Malaysia Mohd. Khalid Abbasi Abdul Razak and spouse, Madam Aniza Khalid, on...

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Watch your kids’ Ramadan diet: Nutritionist

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The holy month of Ramadan marks a joyous occasion. During this special time of the year, most young children want to mimic their parents’...

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Opinions differ on women’s Haia role

Mona Al-Shareef Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Following an earlier announcement by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) that it was considering to employ...

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Non-Muslims too enjoy Ramadan with spirit

Saleh Fareed JEDDAH — Many non-Muslims experience the spirit of Ramadan with intentions not to eat, drink or smoke in front of their fasting colleagues and friends, while others try to learn...

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Bachelors forced to cook in Ramadan

Faisal Aboobacker Ponnani DAMMAM – Non Muslim bachelors in the Kingdom, who usually depend solely on restaurants for their everyday meals, have started cooking as restaurants and hotels...

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