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Saudi woman, driver killed in car crash

RIYADH — A Saudi woman and her driver were killed and five of her relatives injured in a car accident on the Riyadh-Al-Saleel highway. Teams from the Civil Defense and Saudi Red Crescent...

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Youth accused of sexual harassment

MAKKAH — Police arrested a man in his 20s accused of sexual harassment and targeting young girls. Police received complaints about the suspicious activities of the man. He was caught trying...

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Computers, cash stolen from school

MAKKAH — Police in Makkah are currently investigating a theft inside a girls’ school in Al-Abtah Street. According to the police, thieves broke into the school and stole more than...

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Truck driver caught smuggling qat

QUNFUDAH — Police in Qunfudah busted a Pakistani truck driver who attempted to smuggle 240 bundles of the qat, a narcotic leaf, into the Kingdom. A police source said officers at a checkpoint...

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Stolen truck found abandoned

JEDDAH — An Egyptian expatriate living in Bahra found his pickup truck nine hours after he reported it stolen on the highway between Jeddah and Makkah. The victim said he found his car...

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Jeddah youth festival launch today

JEDDAH — The Jeddah Municipality Youth Festival 2013 is due to be launched Friday and is expected to attract over hundreds of thousands of young people. Jeddah Mayor Hani Aburas said the...

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PISES holds Annual Inter-House English Debates 2012-13

RIYADH — Realizing the significance of the wholesome learning, Pakistan International School-English Section (PISES) always gives due importance to the co-curricular activities in its...

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Ligurian f lavors triumph at the Italian Food Festival

Italian Consul General Simone Petroni (right) speaks at the launch of the Italian Food Festival as Rosewood Sales Manager Kamal Othman (centre) and Rosewood Director of Sales Mohamed Karara (left)...

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Students unable to access exam results online

   MADINAH — Many intermediate and secondary school students complained that they were not able to access their exam results on line, according to a local daily. The...

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Festival showcases vibrant colors of India

Muhammad Ahmad Tayyab, director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Makkah province, lights a candle with Consul General Faiz Ahmed Kidwai while inaugurating the India Festival 2013 at the...

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Garbage accumulating in Jeddah districts

JEDDAH — Residents of some Jeddah neighborhoods say the pyramids of accumulated garbage and the resulting smells are causing them great hardships. Waste is obstructing entry and exit to their...

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Hafiz beneficiaries warned against use of illegal apps

Haifa Al-Zahrani Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — The Human Resources Development Fund has warned beneficiaries of the Hafiz unemployment assistance program against using illegal...

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Pak writer bids goodbye to Kingdom after 35 years

Syed Bashir Ahmed with members of the Pakistan Writers Club. — Courtesy photo RIYADH — A former president of the Pakistan Writers Club (PWC) in Riyadh decided to hang his hat and...

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Hotels in Madinah report high occupancy

MADINAH – Hotels and other accommodation in the vicinity of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah have witnessed high occupancy rates since the beginning of the first semester school...

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Hotline for child abuse complaints in 2 months

Nawaf Afet Okaz/Saudi Gazette   RIYADH — The National Family Safety Program (NFSP) will set up a hotline to receive complaints about child abuse within two months, according...

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Border guards rescue two Saudis trapped in Empty Quarter desert

Saudi Gazette report  DAMMAM — Border guards rescued two Saudi men who were trapped for four days in the Empty Quarter desert after their pickup truck got stuck in the sand. After...

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Initiative launched to help small businesses

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Small businesses were given the chance to test their success in the market thanks to an initiative that opened at Jeddah’s...

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Beheading of a murderous maid

Khaled Al-Sulaiman Okaz newspaper   Did the Saudi judiciary have to honor the Sri Lankan housemaid instead of beheading her for mercilessly murdering an innocent and helpless infant...

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Shoura: From women’s membership to election

Shteiwi Al-Ghaithi Okaz newspaper   The participation of women in the Shoura Council can be considered an addition to the women’s efforts aimed at making them equal to men...

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Drivers denounce ban on tinted bus windows

Saudi Gazette report  TAIF – Several companies that run buses for both schoolchildren and female teachers are in a crunch after the recent decision by the Traffic Department to ban...

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