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Where do traders get the courage?

Muhammad Al-Husseini Al-Riyadh I DO not know from where our merchants get the courage and power to double the prices of food in the Kingdom at a time food prices fell 2 percent globally in the last...

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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...

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Red Crescent paramedics accused of ignoring woman’s plea for help

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — A Saudi woman has accused Saudi Red Crescent paramedics of negligence, claiming they refused to help her to provide first aid to her sister. In comments...

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Firecrackers carrying Al-Qaeda names seized

Saudi Gazette report JAZAN – Border Guard officers in Jazan have seized 11 kilograms of firecrackers, some named after Al-Qaeda leaders, local media reported on Monday. A source said most of...

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Saudi Post’s E-mall offers Zakat Al-Fitr services

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Saudi Post’s online service, e-mall.com.sa, will offer Zakat Al-Fitr (obligatory Eid charity) services over the final two days of Ramadan and the...

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16 Saudi-Ethiopian marriages last year

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH/DAMMAM — A source at the Ministry of Justice announced that 16 marriages between Saudis and Ethiopians were approved last year. Of these, 14 marriages were between...

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Thai Consul General hosts Iftar

Thai Consul General Chalee Sakolvari hosted an Iftar for the consulate staff as well as Thai community leaders in western Saudi Arabia. About 50 Thais joined the Iftar at the consul general’s...

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There’s more to communal Iftars than meets the eye

 Saeed Al-Khotani Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Since the start of the fasting month of Ramadan, communal Iftars have been taking place in thousands of mosques across the Kingdom, most...

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OICC hosts Iftar meet in Al-Khobar

 Faisal Aboobacker Ponnani Saudi Gazette AL-KHOBAR — Overseas Indian Cultural Congress (OICC), Dammam chapter, organized an Iftar for the leaders of various organizations and media...

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Tahajjud prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

A view from the late night Tahajjud prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Monday. The 27th night of Ramadan is the most important night for worshipers. — SPA

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Safety measures beefed up for ‘Khatmul Qur’an’

Ahmad Al-Hosni Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — Safety measures have been beefed up in and around the Grand Mosque for Taraweeh prayers on Tuesday night, security sources said. Huge crowds of...

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Jazan rains expose poor drainage system

Saudi Gazette report JAZAN — The heavy rains that hit Jazan region over the last three days have caused widespread damage to some roads and districts and exposed problems in rainwater...

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Labor office employee asks for SR240,000 bribe

Mariam Al-Saghir Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — An employee at the Hafr Al-Batin Labor Office has been arrested for demanding bribes in return for issuing labor visas, a source in the National...

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Asians make bulk of remittances

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Most remittances by expatriate workers are made to Asia, according to an economic expert. Fadi Al-Ajaji, speaking to Al-Riyadh daily, revealed that India...

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Oil and gas engineers remain jobless

By Rashed Al-Fawzan Al-Riyadh I HAVE received many letters from unemployed Saudis who are holding master's and PhD degrees. Some of these people have graduated from universities abroad. There is a...

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Arksoos: Ottoman beverage wins fans in Al-Khobar

Faisal Aboobacker Ponnani Saudi Gazette AL-KHOBAR — "Arksoos," the popular Ottoman beverage known for its healing effects and specifically for stomach ailments, has...

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Celebrating Eid with a Saudi flavor

Mariam Nihal Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Eid Al-Fitr, also known as the Feast of Breaking the Fast, is a celebration that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and falls on the first day of...

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EP streets bustling with activity

Faisal Aboobacker Ponnani Saudi Gazette DAMMAM — As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end and the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations begin, the streets of the Eastern Province are bustling with...

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Policeman, family members injured in gas station blast

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — A Saudi family sustained serious injuries in an explosion at a gas station in Al-Quway’iyah, 175 km southwest of Riyadh. The incident...

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Women engineers to fight for rights

Power company rejects female student’s internship application Afnan Linjawi Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A female engineering student plans to sue the Ministry of Labor (MOL) for sexual...

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