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30 Abha shops closed down

   ABHA – The municipality in Abha has closed down over 30 shops for violating regulations. Ali Bin Marei Al-Shahrani, director of the Sultan City municipality branch in...

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Teen killed by falling goal buried

   AL-AHSA – A teenage student in Al-Khobar who died when a football goal fell on his head while he was playing at school on Tuesday was laid to rest in his village on...

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Hospital fined for employing unlicensed staff

   MADINAH – Madinah Health Affairs has fined a local private hospital SR280,000 for committing several health and technical violations, including allowing doctors and...

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French food festival at Carrefour Jeddah

   Consul General of France Louis Blin opens the weeklong French food festival at Carrefour Hypermarkets with Gaetan Contrino (3rd R), store general manager, and Abdulaziz Bokhari...

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WFP lauds Saudi role in fighting hunger

Saeed Al-Khotani Saudi Gazette  RIYADH — The Kingdom’s decades of work with the UN World Food Program (WFP) has helped save millions of lives worldwide, according to the...

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Global think tank to promote Urdu

Saudi Gazette report   JEDDAH — Social activist Rohail Khan has formally launched Urdu Academy International (UAI) as a global think tank to incubate new ideas and develop projects...

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British doc attacks ‘failings’ at Madinah cardiac center

Saudi Gazette report  MADINAH — A British doctor who used to work for a Madinah cardiac center took to Twitter to criticize the hospital, claiming it suffered from serious...

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Egyptians flock to vote on new constitution with zeal

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Egyptians in the Kingdom continued casting their ballots on the draft constitution for a second day Thursday. The Egyptian Consulate General in...

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Makkah court rejects mosque shooting confessions

Saudi Gazette report  MAKKAH – Makkah General Court on Wednesday refused to authenticate the confessions of a man who killed two people at a local mosque in Makkah’s...

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Saudi women can now apply for nursery licenses

   JEDDAH — The Ministry of Social Affairs is scheduled to issue next week licenses for Saudi women to operate nurseries, Al-Watan newspaper reported. An official source...

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My housemaid, Labor Minister

Muna Al-Malki Okaz newspaper   A number of businessmen have objected to the Ministry of Labor’s decision to impose annual fees of SR2,400 for expatriates wishing to renew...

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Students main target of new anti-drug plan

Saudi Gazette report   RIYADH – Interior Minister Prince Muhammad Bin Naif has approved a national strategic plan to combat drugs. The plan will include various programs that will...

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Women desperate to fill emotional void

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH – It is often said that women tend to be more emotional than men and a woman’s emotions dominate her life and dictate her reactions....

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Alzheimer’s patients ‘neglected’

Ameenah Khudari  Okaz/Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Alzheimer’s patients suffer not only from their disease, but also from the absence of specialized centers...

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Lawyer loses contact with Saudi prisoners in Iraq

Saudi Gazette report  DAMMAM – A lawyer representing three Saudis on death row in Iraq said his office will hold the Iraqi authorities responsible if any of his clients were harmed...

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NSHR keeps a check on care facilities for abused Jazan boy

ABHA — The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has commissioned a delegation of women to visit a child allegedly abused by his mother in Jazan. Reports claimed the mother poured scalding...

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Doing business with a social purpose

Mohammed Jameel, President of the ALJ Group, receives the “Best Initiative to Support Entrepreneurship in the Arab World” award from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice...

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People gather to secure pardon for death row prisoner

More than 500 people who gathered in Habona village in the southern Najran province on Thursday were dumbstruck when four hours of reconciliation efforts to secure pardon for a death row prisoner...

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Saudi Embassy rejects Russian reports about falcon smuggling

RIYADH — The Saudi Embassy in Moscow denied reports in Russian and foreign media that two Saudi princes attempted to smuggle 49 falcons from Astrakhan in Russia. A statement issued by the...

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Saudi students in US campus lockdown safe

ABHA — Seven Saudi scholarship students were among those stranded in the library of California State University, Fullerton, for more than seven hours Wednesday afternoon after police looking...

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