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Hospital demands SR780,000 for discharge of newborn baby

   MAKKAH — A private hospital in Makkah is demanding parents pay SR780,000 before it will release their baby who was born premature to their care, a local newspaper...

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Minister sacks head of Jazan juvenile center

Saudi Gazette report  JAZAN — Minister of Social Affairs Yousef Al-Othaimeen has dismissed the Jazan juvenile center manager and placed him under investigation. The action follows...

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Mid-year school vacation gives a boost to money exchange market

Fahd Al-Manaee Saudi Gazette  MAKKAH — The currency exchange market in Makkah witnessed a 30 percent increase in activity during the past two weeks because of mid-year school...

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Jeddah’s garbage mess: Who is to blame?

Ibrahim Al-Qarbi Okaz/Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — When one enters the buildings they live in, he will realize immediately why Jeddah street cleaners cannot be blamed for failing to...

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Accolades for unity among Keralites at cultural fest

Indian Member of Parliament and Congress leader K. Sudhakaran, left, addresses the packed audience, right frame, that had turned out for the Kerala Fest — part of the Indian Festival 2013...

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Interior designing students from KAU despised

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH — A number of female students pursuing interior designing at the King Abdulaziz University (KAU) complained about the society’s negative...

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‘Nostalgia’ in Jeddah Atelier

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — The Jeddah Atelier for Fine Arts hosts “Nostalgia,” the 10th solo art exhibition by artist Said Al-Alawy. The 10-day...

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Who is a racist?

  Turki Al-Dakheel Al-Riyadh newspaper  I CAN safely claim that everyone criticizes racism but who has not committed this sin one way or the other? To despise a person because of his...

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Execution of a housemaid and global reactions

  Abdu Khal Okaz newspaper  THE execution of Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek in the town of Dawadmi, near Riyadh, has triggered a global response that is sympathetic toward the killer...

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Saudi Gazette, Al Arabiya English sign cooperation agreement

Saudi Gazette Editor-in-Chief Khaled Almaeena and Faisal J. Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya News Channel’s English language portal, sign the cooperation agreement between the two news...

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Iron plant emitting toxic fumes shut down

  Faleh Al-Dhibyani Okaz/Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH – Prince Khaled  Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah, has ordered the closure of Al-Rajhi Iron Factory in Jeddah for not...

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Tamil Day celebrated with gusto at India Festival

Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH — Tamil actor/director Desingu T. Rajendar, in his inimitable style, carried the Tamil day at the India Forum celebrations on Thursday. The two-weeklong...

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Rise in detection rate of genetic variants in individuals with ASD

SALT LAKE CITY – Lineagen, Inc. today announced publication of the results of a 9,000-person genetic study that demonstrates an approximately 100 percent increase in the detection rate of...

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Siblings yesterday, sworn enemies today

Saudi Gazette report  TABUK — There has been a rising tide of family disputes in the Kingdom in recent years and countless siblings have become enemies and entangled in legal battles...

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With advent of mid-year vacation, Taif’s gold souks bustling

Saudi Gazette report  TAIF — More than 50 shops selling gold, jewelry and gemstones in Taif governorate are bustling with activity with the advent of the mid-year school vacation....

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Building your dream home? Begin the agonizing journey

Saudi Gazette report  RIYADH — Most Saudis do not own their homes. Even those Saudis who are fortunate enough to own one had an agonizing and arduous journey when they began the...

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In face of crackdown, drug runners get creative

RIYADH — One of the largest drug busts in the Kingdom in 2012 was the seizure of over 900,000 pills of the stimulant drug fenethylline, commonly known as Captagon. With the aid of modern...

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Housing allowance for all Saudi citizens

Khaled Al-Sulaiman Okaz newspaper   A few days ago I wrote an article in which I asked the government to grant a housing allowance, land grant or real estate loan to each Saudi...

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We are extravagant, consumer people

Abid Khazandar Al-Riyadh newspaper   In a news item published on Jan. 13, Al-Riyadh newspaper quoted reports by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) that said the accumulative...

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Police raid liquor den in downtown Jeddah

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH – Police raided a liquor distillery allegedly run by Ethiopian men in downtown Jeddah. Officers were tipped off about the illegal...

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