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Filipinos thank Kingdom for sparing death row inmate

Ronaldo Z. Concha Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Department of Foreign Affairs expressed its appreciation to the government of Saudi Arabia, especially to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King...

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Demand high for women’s heritage winter clothes

Nadia Al-Fawaz Saudi Gazette ABHA – As the biting winter cold is hitting many regions of the Kingdom, especially the southern Asir province, there is a growing demand for heritage winter...

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Labor rights and mega projects

Saeed Al-Suraihi Okaz newspaper  THE construction workers of the company executing the King Abdullah Financial District Project in Riyadh have stopped working because they have not been paid...

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What if a female employee is taller than the wall?

  Hamoud Abu Talib Okaz newspaper Why is the segregation wall that hides women working in lingerie shops required to be 160 cm (roughly 5.2 feet) high? This was the first question that came to...

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‘Poor infrastructure puts off tourists’

   Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Saudis spend a whopping SR94 billion a year on vacations abroad and Dubai, the major tourism hub in the Middle East, draws the...

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Smugglers gun down border guard

AL-LAITH — A border guard was killed by traffickers in the Al-Dayer sector of Jazan. Spokesman for Jazan Border Guard Col. Abdullah Bin Mahfouz said border patrols monitored the activities of...

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Impersonator rents car in Saudi’s name

JEDDAH — Police in Jeddah apprehended a man in his 20s for impersonating a Saudi and renting out a car to smuggle it outside the Kingdom. A car rental office notified the police that the man...

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Madinah imam’s car stolen

MADINAH — The car of Sheikh Ali Al-Hudhaifi, imam of the Prophet’s Mosque, was stolen from in front of his house. Spokesman for Madinah police Col. Fahd Al-Ghannam said Al-Hudhaifi...

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Family trapped in desert rescued

HAIL — The Civil Defense in Hail rescued a family of five in Al-Nufud desert, north of Al-Khuttah. They called for help after their car was trapped in the sand. Spokesman for Hail Civil...

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Tempers fly, man falls off balcony

  MADINAH — An argument is suspected to have caused a 42-year-old man to lose his balance and fall off the balcony of his apartment. Spokesman for Madinah police Col. Fahd Al-Ghannam...

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Actors in ‘Civilized Beggars’ social drama felicitated

Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH — The drama Civilized Beggars, which was the most talked about during and after the India Festival 2013 held by India Forum at IISJ Auditorium last...

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Binzagar employees successfully complete EWE program

Sana Abdul Salam Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Thirteen employees from the Binzagr group completed the newly launched English for Workplace Effectiveness (EWE) program at the...

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Relish exotic Kuwaiti cuisine

Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette    JEDDAH –– Food enthusiasts may casually overlook and skip the chance to try Kuwaiti food, mistakenly assuming that it is similar to...

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Health teams begin field visits to old age homes

Mohammad Dawood Okaz/Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — The public health department in Jeddah has begun field visits to charity homes for the elderly. In a humanitarian gesture,...

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Floods drive volunteer work

Saudi Gazette report  TABUK — Following the heavy rains and flooding that hit Tabuk region recently, many young men have risen to the occasion and volunteered to help affected...

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New book to shed light on Red Sea marine life

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — A three-day workshop entitled “Red Sea: Its Origin, Structure and Environment” and organized by the Saudi...

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Court to issue verdicts in Qatif riot cases Wednesday

Saudi Gazette report  QATIF — The Criminal Court in Qatif is set to deliver its verdicts on Wednesday against several people allegedly involved in riots that took place in the city...

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Ebsar suspends anti-blindness program due to lack of funds

JEDDAH — Mohammed Tawfeeq Bellow, secretary general of the Ebsar Foundation, has said his organization has temporarily ceased its blindness combating program. Ebsar has defaulted in its...

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Over 65 ‘maid brokers’ netted in Jeddah raid

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Patrol teams from the passport police have arrested more than 65 brokers who helped runaway maids find work in Jeddah. The...

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Yemen to extradite Al-Shehri’s widow if she surrenders

Saudi Gazette report  RIYADH — Yemen will hand over Saeed Al-Shehri’s widow Wafa to Saudi Arabia if she decides to give herself up to authorities in Yemen, Al-Hayat daily...

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