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From grandfather to grandson: The legacy of Mohammed Iqbal

  Roberta Fedele Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Eldest grandson and only descendant of Pakistani poet-philosopher Mohammed Iqbal (1877-1938) blessed with the...

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Homeless Saudis and housing allowance

  Abdullah Al-Jamili Al-Madinah   SAUDI citizens have been facing the problem of housing for many years. Many citizens do not own homes. Rents are exhausting their budgets...

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Ostracize fake degree holders

  Hamoud Abu Talib Okaz   A RECENT news report said five undersecretaries and 620 government employees who were holders of fake degrees were nabbed in a campaign against...

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Self-immolation sparks new debate on women’s safety

  Saudi Gazette report   ABHA — The self-immolation of a young woman in Mahayil Asir recently prompted calls for better protection for women suffering domestic...

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Mosque thieves nabbed in Rafha

RAFHA — Police have arrested several men who allegedly stole air-conditioners and different devices from a number of mosques in the Rafha governorate, according to Northern Border Province...

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Beauty salons shut down in Onaizah

ONAIZAH — The Onaizah municipality has shut down several beauty salons for employing workers with expired health certificates and for using out of date cosmetics and hair dyes. The salons...

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Three young men die in Taif crash

TAIF – Three young men burned to death in a horrific road accident after the driver lost control of the steering wheel and hit a concrete block at Al-Sail Road in Taif, according to Taif...

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Hotel worker arrested for theft

MADINAH — A Tunisian man who works for a hotel near the Prophet’s Mosque has been arrested for stealing money, cell phones, watches and different items from guests’ rooms,...

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Two rescued from Al-Jouf desert

QURAYYAT — Al-Jouf Civil Defense rescuers found two citizens who went missing Tuesday in a desert east of Sakaka city after their car got stuck in the sand, according to acting Civil Defense...

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Man shoots relative and absconds

MAKKAH – Police are hunting for a man who shot at his relative following a family argument. The man shot at his victim’s car several times then ran away, according to Makkah police...

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Pakistan Consul General visits Saudi Gazette

Pakistan Consul General in Jeddah Aftab A. Khoker (2nd L) meets with Editor-in-Chief Khaled Almaeena and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Somayya Jabarti during a visit to Saudi Gazette Thursday. — SG...

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2 Indians fly home after 10 years in Abha prison

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Two Indian nationals, imprisoned in Abha prison since 2003 on charges of gold embezzlement, have been released and repatriated home. Syed Abid and Gajula Imtiaz...

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‘Saher’ system to monitor local markets

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is planning to introduce a Saher-style system to monitor market prices and impose fines and penalties on businesses that do...

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Indian Embassy seeks volunteers fluent in Arabic

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — As part of its efforts to fully utilize the extended grace period announced by Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for overstaying expatriates to correct...

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PRC appeals to Nawaz Sharif for reactivation of the Rabita Trust

Syed Mussarat Khalil Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Convener Syed Ehsan-ul-Haq and members of the Executive Committee of Pakistan Repatriation Council (PRC) Jeddah Chapter appealed to ...

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Urdu should get its rightful place, says Dr. Khalid Mahmood

Muhammad Mujahid Syed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — “The description of sorrows, sufferings and shattered dreams is there in my ghazal (poetry) but there is no place for cynicism in my...

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Keeping cool in the village of Hijrat Al-Qan’a

Mahl Al-Awfi Okaz/Saudi Gazette MADINAH — Hijrat Al-Qan’a, a village located 70 km south of Madinah, is a place that does not know electricity. Here, villagers have developed novel...

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Balad shoppers complain about pestering beggars

Mohsin Al-Hazmi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Visitors to Balad have complained that they are being harassed by beggars who use their disabilities as a tool to persuade people to hand over...

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Unflinching faith gives outdoor workers strength to keep fast

A group of cleaning workers contracted by the Asir municipality. Street cleaners who have to work up to 12 hours nonstop in the sweltering heat say it is their unflinching faith that keep them going...

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Housemaid attacks employer, disabled girl

Saudi Gazette report QATIF — An Ethiopian domestic worker would have almost killed her employer and her 16-year-old disabled niece had it not been for Civil Defense rescuers who arrived just...

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