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Iranian girl in Riyadh for cancer treatment

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – In line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, Maryam Ahmad Baraweh, an Iranian girl who is suffering from intestinal cancer,...

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Youth saves sister from torture by stepbrothers

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – A man said his sister suffered from domestic violence for four years at the hands of her stepbrothers. The woman had been beaten up and burned several times...

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Bisha man ‘dies from swine flu’

Saudi Gazette report BISHA – A citizen from the southern city of Bisha has died of swine flu after returning home from Makkah following an Umrah trip during the just-concluded month of...

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Marriage contracts and divorce documents in the Kingdom's courts

The Ministry of Justice said the total number of marriage contracts signed last year reached 160,371 compared to 34,490 divorce, Khula and nullification (Fask) of marriage contracts. Daily 96 divorce,...

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Thousands visit Riyadh's Masmak Palace Museum during Eid holidays

More than 33,000 people visited the historic Masmak Palace Museum in Riyadh during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays. — SPA

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All governments accept quota cuts: Al-Hajjar

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH – The Haj minister has said all countries have been informed of the 20 percent cut in their pilgrim quotas and have gracefully accepted the move, local daily...

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Pak expats celebrate I-Day with zeal

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Pakistani expatriates in Saudi Arabia celebrated their country’s Independence Day on Wednesday with zeal and fervor. Simple ceremonies were held in...

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1,233 HIV cases discovered last year

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — A total of 1,233 new HIV cases were discovered in Saudi Arabia in 2012, business daily Al-Eqtisadiah reported Wednesday. Director of the Ministry of...

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341,000 businesses run by foreigners fail to hire Saudis

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — An official source at the Labor Ministry has claimed there are more than 341,000 small businesses exclusively run by foreigners, Al-Madinah daily reported on...

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Housemaids and citizens’ rights

Mansour Al-Khudairi Al-Watan A topic that had preoccupied many Saudis over the past few months has been that of housemaids. It has become almost impossible to obtain a housemaid with the hold on...

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MOL considers hiring domestic workers from 15 countries

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is considering recruiting housemaids from Sierra Leone and Vietnam after a temporary halt to the recruitment of labor from Ethiopia,...

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Mental patient's body found

   ABHA —A 33-year-old man was found dead in Mahayel Asir governorate. Asir police spokesman Lt. Col. Abdullah Al-Shathan said preliminary investigations indicated that the...

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Highway blocked as gas truck overturns

   TAIF — A truck carrying more than 150 nitrogen cylinders overturned on Riyadh-Makkah Expressway. Highway patrol and Civil Defense teams attended the accident, which had...

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Illegal foreigners attack policemen

   TAIF — Two illegal residents attacked a security officer when he asked them for identifications. Lt. Col. Turki Ai, spokesman for Taif police, said two Arab expatriates...

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Widow drowns in septic tank

   BAHA — A 45-year-old widow died when she fell into a septic tank in Al-Mandaq governorate in Al-Baha province. Deputy spokesman of Al-Baha Civil Defense Lt. Col. Abdullah...

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Fire breaks out in Taif cemetery

   TAIF – A fire broke out at Al-Hada Cemetery in Taif as the cemetery's keeper burned trash, Civil Defense spokesman Col. Nasser Al-Shareef said. The keeper called the...

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Man trying to smuggle housemaid arrested

   AL-ARTAWIYA – Police in Al-Artawiya town arrested a man who tried to smuggle a housemaid to Riyadh without her sponsor’s knowledge after she agreed to pay him...

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MERS-coronavirus effects on Haj season in Riyadh meet discussion

  Saeed Al Khotani Saudi Gazette   RIYADH — The second International Conference for Mass Gathering Medicine is to be organized by the Ministry of Health in Riyadh...

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Muslims should reach out to people of other faiths, asserts convert

  Muhammad Mujahid Syed Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — “‘When Allah wishes well for someone, He grants him understanding of the religion.’ I...

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Mime act captivates all during Eid event

  Babar Ali & Razaur Rahman Saudi Gazette   RIYADH — Pakistan Embassy  here was the venue for an evening of Eid celebration last week. The event...

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