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Who will use Riyadh metro?

Rashid Al-Fouzan Al-Riyadh THE contract for the construction and operation of the Riyadh metro has been signed along with other urban projects that will take the capital city into modernity and...

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Friday prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque

Worshipers trickle out after Friday prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. More than half a million devotees attended the weekly congregation at the Prophet’s Mosque on the...

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Shoura should drop traffic fines

Ahmed Mujali Okaz The Shoura Council will discuss traffic violations with a view to raising fines for those who commit them and will also consider trying reckless drivers before special courts. This...

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Children distract women worshipers at Taraweeh

Saudi Gazette report MADINAH — The director general of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs’ Madinah branch advised mothers with young children to pray Taraweeh at home, rather than have...

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Medical interns in Jeddah fail to receive pay

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – The Health Affairs in Jeddah has failed to pay the salaries of 80 medical interns on fellowships in different specializations for the month of Ramadan. The gross...

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Cuban consultants to work in MOH hospitals after Eid

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – The first group of Cuban consultant doctors, who will work for government hospitals on temporary contracts, will arrive after Eid Al-Fitr holidays, according to...

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Nawaz Sharif with Khaled Al-Faisal

Pakistan Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif holds talks with Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal after his arrival at the Royal Terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah Thursday...

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Family of four escapes car fire

HAFR AL-BATIN – Two parents and their two young children narrowly escaped death when a fire broke out in their car while they were inside. Eyewitnesses said the fire started when the father...

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Child swallows insecticide

AL-TIWAL – Al-Tiwal General Hospital medical staff were able to save a five-year-old girl from death after she accidentally swallowed some insecticide. Her family rushed her to the hospital...

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Four-year-old pulled out from water tank

MADINAH – Civil Defense divers pulled out a four-year-old boy after he fell into the water reservoir of a relative’s house, according to acting spokesman Lt. Col. Abdul Rahman...

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Expat falls into cement mixer, dies

HAFR AL-BATIN – An Asian worker died immediately after he fell into a large cement mixer at a factory, according to the Eastern Province police spokesman Lt. Col. Ziyad Al-Ruqaiti. The...

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Jail, lashes for Tabuk drifters

TABUK – The District Court in Tabuk has handed down prison sentences and lashes to six young men who went around drifting with their cars and shooting in the air in broad daylight in Ramadan....

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Holy cities braced for huge crowds of worshipers

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH/MADINAH – The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques’ Affairs has mobilized all its employees to prepare for the 27th night of Ramadan. In the Grand Mosques,...

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IEF holds stress management event

JEDDAH — Indian Engineers Forum Jeddah chapter conducted a seminar on stress management during an Iftar party at a local restaurant. The party was attended by IEF executive committee...

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Secrets of seclusion in final nights of Ramadan

Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette It is during the last ten days and nights of Ramadan that the Night of Power waits to descend upon Muslims with all of its beauty and enchantment. It is during this...

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Laylat Al-Qadr, the night of a thousand months

Muhammad Al-Misbahi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH —  Laylat Al-Qadr, the Night of Power or the Night of Destiny, is the holiest night of the year for Muslims all over the world. Though...

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Girl in ICU after windowpane falls on her

Saudi Gazette report MADINAH – A little girl has been admitted to King Fahd Hospital’s intensive care unit after a windowpane fell right on her head while she was walking with her...

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Passport offices to work during Eid holidays

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Passport Department will continue to provide services to both citizens and expatriates throughout the Eid Al-Fitr holidays. Director General of Passports Lt....

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Jeddah hospital owner slapped SR200,000 fine

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah has approved a fine of SR200,000 against the owner of a private hospital in Jeddah for violating a number of regulations...

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Makkah Emir receives Yemeni President at King Abdulaziz International Airport

Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal receives Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Saturday. Hadi arrived in the Kingdom on an official visit...

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