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Jeddah police arrest muggers who targeted bank customers

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH – Police in Jeddah have arrested four African men in connection with a series of muggings targeting bank customers in several local...

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Man impersonating official detained

DAMMAM — A man was detained for impersonating a municipality supervisor in Dammam. The head of Dammam Municipality, Mazen Bakhurji, said his office received complaints about a municipal...

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Yemeni attacked with an ax, robbed

SABYA — A Yemeni was assaulted by a group of Africans in Sabya. The man was crossing a bridge when a group of Africans surrounded him and asked for his money. He tried to resist them, but one...

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12 hospitalized with food poisoning

JAZAN — Twelve people fell victims to food poisoning at a popular restaurant in Ahad Al-Masarhah in Jazan province. They were transferred to hospital and remained there for observation....

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22,000 accidents in Tabuk last year

TABUK — There were 22,166 traffic accidents last year in Tabuk resulting in 386 deaths. Tabuk Traffic Director Brig. Mohammad Al-Nahhar said that the majority of the accidents involved men in...

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5 women complain of forced marriage

RIYADH — Five women have sued their guardians for forcing them to marry against their will, a local newspaper reported. Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice indicate that there were...

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Hospital ordered to release infant’s body

MAKKAH — The Health Affairs Directorate in Makkah has instructed a local private hospital to hand over the body of an infant who died a few months after his birth to his parents for burial...

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Trucks flout entry rules a day after they come in force

Ibrahim Alawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — The new schedule to regulate truck entry and movement inside the city came into effect on Saturday with police monitoring the...

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Prince Alwaleed receives Sheikh Rashid at his office in Riyadh

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), receives at his office in Riyadh on Saturday Sheikh Rashid Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and...

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Saher fines could climb with speed

JEDDAH — A ministerial committee has completed its review of the Saher speeding fines, and suggested that they could be increased gradually in correlation to the speed. Article 37 of the...

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5 dengue cases in Jeddah district; sewage blamed

Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH/MAKKAH — Five residents from Jeddah’s Al-Nahdah districts have contracted dengue fever after sewage water was reportedly dumped near the...

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Businessman defends expat levy, Nitaqat

Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH — A Saudi businessman on Sunday defended the SR200 monthly labor fee levied on foreigners working companies that did not meet Saudization targets and...

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Shoura panel approves two-day weekend, extended probation

Saudi Gazette report  RIYADH — The Shoura Council has approved extending the probationary period of Saudi employees from three to six months, a local newspaper reported. The...

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Illegal residents: Lasting solution sought

Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered concerned officials to investigate the problem of illegal residents living in several...

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‘Turn the finger toward you and spark the change’

From left: Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, chairman and managing director of ITL and Eram Group, Tamil actor and MLA (Tenkasi) R. Sarath Kumar Panakkad Sayed, Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal; Dr. Salman Al-Sudairi and...

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Seven Filipino students in KSA pass Ateneo exams

Donna Corpin Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Seven Filipino students from four international schools in the Kingdom have been accepted to the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) in...

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Chocolat: Dark Secrets

Saudi Gazette report   The very word chocolate slips from the lips as sweetly as the dark tempter itself. Revered by cultures and advertised as something approaching a spiritual experience at...

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Human smuggler detained

QUNFUDAH — Police here have detained a man for allegedly transporting illegal foreigners. A police patrol grew suspicious of the passing vehicle and stopped it. Eight foreigners were found in...

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Light explosion in power generator

ASIR — The Civil Defense and Bareg Electric Company attended a minor explosion at an electric power generator here, Tuesday. A source at the company said some teenagers apparently threw metal...

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Four arrested in liquor mill raid

JEDDAH — Special police forces raided a house used for manufacturing liquor and arrested four Ethiopians. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the house in the northern part of the city...

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