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Scholars call for collective efforts to root out terrorism

Talib Bin Mahfouz Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – A number of scholars have underscored the importance of collective work and efforts in rooting out terrorism and extremism. All civil...

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Expatriate gets run over by a car

AL-DAYER – A Yemeni man died after being run over by a speeding car at Al-Dayer governorate in Jazan while he was trying to cross the street. The man died instantly after his head hit the...

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Teen sent to rehab after car theft

DAMMAM — Al-Asha police arrested a teenager who stole a car while it was left unattended with the engine running, according to Eastern Province Police spokesman Lt. Col. Ziyad Al-Ruqaiti. The...

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Asian killed over argument

AL-AQEEQ — An Asian man was stabbed to death by a compatriot over an argument, said Al-Baha police spokesman Lt. Col. Saad Tarrad. The forensics officer found the victim lying on the bed of...

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Gas cylinder blows up, injuring Pak couple

SAMTAH — A Pakistani man and his wife sustained severe burns when the gas cylinder inside their house exploded, said Jazan Civil Defense spokesman Maj. Gen. Yahya Al-Qahtani. One of the...

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Man shot dead on second day of Eid

YANBU — A man in his 30s was found dead inside his car near a mosque on the second day of Eid, according to Madinah police spokesman Col. Fahd Al-Ghannam. The man was allegedly shot dead by...

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For residents of care homes, Eid was like any other day

Zain Anbar and Adel Abdurahman Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Elderly women in care homes are treating this Eid as they have done in the past: as nothing special. They will spend it alone in...

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Women ‘own’ 60% Tasattur businesses

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — A recent report by the ministries of commerce and labor has revealed that 60 percent of commercial registrations that are now subject to rectification are owned...

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Bhutto great-aunt buried in Qatif

Muhammad Al-Abdullah Okaz/Saudi Gazette DAMMAM — Molouk Al-Mahouzi, an aunt of the late Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto’s mother, was buried in Qatif on Friday. She was 99...

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Comedy show blasted for rudeness

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Dozens of parents have criticized a stand-up comedy show that allegedly used inappropriate language in front of attending children at Riyadh’s Prince...

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Family reconciliation offices to help reduce burden on courts

Saudi Gazette report BURAIDAH – Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice for Arbitration and Reconciliation Affairs Yusuf Al-Twaijri said the family reconciliation offices expected to be...

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King Fahd Causeway packed with holiday travelers

Saudi Gazette report AL-KHOBAR — Citizens and visitors of the Eastern Province have been monitoring the traffic flow on the King Fahd Causeway that links the Kingdom with Bahrain using...

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SCTA won’t allow hotels to jack up prices, says official

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)’s Makkah branch has started carrying out visits to hotels and residential units to ensure that...

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A vacation without passport

Zaki Abu Alsaud Alsharq Many of us have seen the YouTube clip of the long lines in front of the Passport Department’s main office in Riyadh on Aug. 1. The video, which was widely circulated...

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Labs or horse stables?

Khaled Al-Suleiman Okaz Some of our schools lack sufficient classrooms, laboratories, theaters and sports grounds. Some of these schools are rented and there is hardly enough space for students to...

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KSA warned West after Al-Qaeda arrests

Mansour Al-Shehri Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The Kingdom has provided important information to a number of countries that were potential targets for Al-Qaeda thanks to initial investigations...

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Eid Al-Fitr celebrations

Eid Al-Fitr celebrations continued across the Kingdom on Sunday with families visiting amusement parks and beaches as well as festival events in major cities. Most private sector employees returned to...

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Don’t succumb to guardians’ wishes, scholar tells women

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Women whose guardians force them to get married should not succumb to their guardians’ wishes, said Issa Al-Gheith, Shoura Council member and a judge...

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KSA seeks domestics from Arab countries

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor is ready to allow recruitment of female domestic helpers from Arab countries provided these countries comply with certain conditions and...

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City cleaners toil in searing Riyadh heat

RIYADH — Despite the Ministry of Labor’s summertime ban on outdoor work from noon to 3 p.m., Alsharq daily witnessed a cleaner in Riyadh working in the searing noon temperatures....

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