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Distribution of rotten chocolates thwarted, factory shut down

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Jeddah municipality’s Al-Jamia district branch thwarted the distribution of 180,000 pieces of chocolate sourced from an unauthorized factory in...

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Withdrawals from ATMs cross SR32b in Ramadan

Nader Al-Enezi Okaz/Saudi Gazette TABUK — A total of SR32 billion was withdrawn from ATM machines tied to the Saudi Payments Network (SPAN) during Ramadan, according to a top banking...

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Passport officers grilled for holding up paperwork

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – A number of passport officers in Riyadh are being investigated for holding up thousands of transactions and prioritizing certain ones that they were allegedly...

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2,797 harassment cases in one year

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — The total number of harassment cases against women and juveniles in the Kingdom reached 2,797 in one year, an Arabic newspaper reported Saturday quoting official...

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Zakat Al-Fitr in cash?

Muhammad Al-Misbahi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Zakat Al-Fitr (charity given to the poor at the end of Ramadan) is a must for each and every Muslim, adult or minor, male or female. In the...

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The Jawazat: Time to change

Khaled Al-Firayan Al-Riyadh Pictures and videos of the huge crowds at passport offices (the Jawazat) in Riyadh were widely circulated on YouTube and other social networking websites. People were seen...

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Car insurance sham

Abdulghani Al-Qash Al-Madinah Vehicle insurance is a mandatory requirement in the Kingdom. People find themselves forced to pay money to buy insurance. Driving license will not be renewed unless there...

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Power outage sparks outrage

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — A lengthy power outage on Friday left residents of towns and villages in several governorates of the Makkah region in the dark. The outage started at 1 p.m. and...

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Stop the vain talk, we need action

Hamoud Abu Talib Okaz RAMADAN is a month for officials from various government departments to compete in making brilliant statements. As the holy month approaches, officials race to put out statements...

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Six held for faking signatures on checks

JEDDAH – Police arrested six people, five Arabs and an African, who allegedly broke into businesses and stole checkbooks, according to spokesman First Lt. Nawaf Al-Bouq. They forged the...

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Rotten food seized in Makkah

MAKKAH – Food inspectors from the Misfalah branch municipality in Makkah together with police officers raided the Al-Nakasa market and seized over 1,500 kilograms of various items and 250...

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Huge drug haul at Haditha checkpoint

RIYADH – Border Guard officers at Haditha have foiled an attempt to smuggle 1.85 million narcotic pills into the Kingdom, according to Customs Director Zayed Al-Zayed. The pills were stashed...

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Man shot dead during argument

AL-AMWAH – A man in his 30s was shot dead Sunday during an argument with another man, according to Asir police spokesman Lt. Col. Abdullah Al-Shathan. The shooter then ran away. Although the...

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Body of man missing in Asir floods found

ABHA – The body of a citizen who had been reported missing last Saturday following heavy rains and floods in Asir has been found. Professional divers retrieved the corpse from the bottom of a...

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Mother, girl die in accident

ABHA – A woman and her daughter died when their vehicle overturned in Dhahran Al-Junoub. The head of the family and two other daughters survived the accident, which took place at a highway...

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14 killed, 3 hurt in Jeddah crash

JEDDAH – Fourteen passengers died on the spot and three sustained various injuries when their bus rammed into a truck at Al-Majdooee Roundabout in south Jeddah on Sunday night, according to...

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Shukran Ya Abi Miteb Campaign launched

RIYADH — This past weekend Pakistanis in Riyadh have launched a “Shukran Ya Abi Miteb Campaign” to extend their thanks and gratitude to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques...

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Old Boys Association Jamia Nizamia honors students in Islamic education

Sana Abdul Salam Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — In order to honor students for their efforts in Islamic education, the Jamia Nizamia conducted their 17th annual prize distribution ceremony on...

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Friends of Jeddah Parks distributes Eid gifts among needy families

Saleh Fareed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — With the countdown to Eid Al-Fitr on, Friends of Jeddah Parks Association has come out with “Eid Gifts” for 600 poor and needy...

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Stop the vain talk, we need action

Hamoud Abu Talib Okaz RAMADAN is a month for officials from various government departments to compete in making brilliant statements. As the holy month approaches, officials race to put out statements...

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