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Driver escapes as car falls into well

JAZAN — Civil Defense teams pulled out a car from a 20-meter-deep well in Al-Raith governorate. Spokesman for Jazan Civil Defense Maj. Yahya Al-Qahtani said the car fell into the well and the...

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Speeding truck kills family of three

TAIF — A family of three was killed when their car collided head on with a speeding truck in Taif. Rescue teams recovered the bodies and transferred them to a local mortuary. Meanwhile, a car...

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90-year-old’s marriage to teenage girl sparks controversy

Saudi Gazette report JAZAN – Reports that a 90-year-old man married a 15-year-old girl last week in Jazan after paying her family a dowry of SR65,000 has caused outrage among human rights...

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Saudi accused of Vegas child rape to plead not guilty

Saudi Gazette report LAS VEGAS – A 23-year-old Saudi who was arrested by Las Vegas police for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old American boy on New Year’s Eve reportedly intends to...

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Child recovers from gas station explosion burns

HOFUF — A child who was injured in an explosion at a fuel station at a town in Al-Ahsa governorate has recovered. Mohammad Al-Jobran was badly burned in the incident, which happened when...

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Young boys turn to drugs after parents’ divorce

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – Two boys, 9 and 11, were recently admitted to Al-Amal Hospital in Riyadh for hashish addiction, Al-Hayat daily reported Sunday. The boys, whose parents had...

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Overwhelmed by patients

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) does not have sufficient equipment and capacity to handle the 12,000 cancer cases it receives every...

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ICRC: Condition of Saudis jailed in Syria unclear

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – The condition of Saudi prisoners held in Syria is not clear because the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has not been able to visit all detention...

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Jeddah firm on enforcing new traffic plan

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Prince Mishaal Bin Majed, governor of Jeddah region, has directed the concerned government departments to strictly implement the plan aimed at easing traffic...

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15-year-old girl who married Saudi in 90s ‘flees’

Jazan — A Saudi in his 90s has told local authorities his 15-year-old wife’s family has taken her to Riyadh without his permission, it was reported on Tuesday. Al-Hayat newspaper...

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Crown Prince meets Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah

  Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, receives Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers of...

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Fetid waters flood Abraq Al-Raghamah

JEDDAH — Residents of the historical Abraq Al-Raghamah neighborhood, in east Jeddah, have complained of putrid waters that have flooded the neighborhood streets. These waters re-appeared...

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Youth interrogated for assault

Madinah — Madinah police is holding a youth for questioning, following a charge that he assaulted a staff member of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice...

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Jeddah Police arrest house burglar

Jeddah — Police in Jeddah arrested an African national suspected of burgling a number of apartments and houses. The burglaries occurred in ground and first floor properties as the windows...

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Tala’s father will not waive his right

Yanbu — Khalid Al-Shehri, the father of Tala, the child murdered at the hands of an Indonesian maid, said he would not waive his right to justice in any circumstance. He has asked for a...

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Illiteracy rate drops from 60% to 4%

Riyadh — The illiteracy rate in the Kingdom has declined from 60% in 1972 to only 4% in 2012. The Kingdom efforts in combating illiteracy began when King Abdulaziz initiated resettlement of Bedouins,...

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Father pardons housemaid who ‘burned’ child

Saudi Gazette report YANBU – A Yanbu father said he has forgiven a housemaid who allegedly poured hot water on his one-year-old baby girl, it was reported on Tuesday. Aish Ayed Al-Baqami said...

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Walkway in Jeddah opened

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Prince Mansour Bin Miteb opened the Palestine Street walkway on Tuesday evening. He also inspected the final phases of...

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As mid-year break starts, Dubai still number one destination for Saudis

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — At the time when local bodies are working on enhancing domestic tourism, many Saudi families have already made plans to travel to different...

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Son finds father’s body on the road

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — A young Makkah man got the shock of his life when by chance he found his father dead on a road in the holy city after he was run over by a car in an apparent...

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