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With more economic freedom Saudi women in no hurry to get married

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — In the not so distant past, Saudi women lived under the total control of their parents and blood relatives until marriage and then their husbands, almost...

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Philippine consulate team tours Najran

Ronaldo Z. Concha Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Philippine Consul General in Jeddah Uriel Norman Garibay held talks with Najran Emir Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah last week. The consulate delegation...

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Employers asked to give health cover for expats’ dependents

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — The Ministry of Health has issued directives to all private sector companies to provide health insurance not only to their employees but also to their dependent...

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East Makkah residents demand police stations

Fahd Al-Manaee Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — People living in Al-Rashdiya and Al-Maghmas districts, east Makkah, have called upon concerned authorities to build police stations in their districts...

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Hai’a sweep nets 50 moonshiners

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice destroy a hooch factory hidden behind thick foliage in Riyadh’s Hayer valley during the three month-long security...

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First Saudi women plumbers get all-out support

Nadia Al-Fawaz Saudi Gazette ABHA — In an unprecedented move, Wud Society has trained 20 Saudi women to work as professional plumbers. The majority of skilled laborers in the country are...

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The Grand Mufti on men and women mingling

Samar Al-Muqrin Al-Jazirah newspaper I was impressed by the reply the Kingdom’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh gave to a question he was asked during a lecture in Riyadh last week on...

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Clampdown on illegal sale of SIM cards intensified

Mansour Al-Shihri Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The Ministry of Interior has instructed all governorate offices in the Kingdom to take firm measures against violators who sell prepaid mobile...

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PISJ-ES students display colorful performances

Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Students of the Pakistan International School — English Section (PISJ-ES) celebrated “Rainbow Day” with enthusiasm in the...

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Al Wurood holds farewell party with fervor

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – The academic faculty and students of Al Wurood International School- Jeddah gave a fond farewell to the outgoing batches of CBSE classes 10 and 12. The annual...

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Brands need to reassess ways to target Saudis

Marriam N Mossalli The Ramadan raids of luxury department stores in London and New York City by Gulf patrons are nothing new. The world has witnessed first hand the indulgent ways of the Arabs abroad...

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Four cops wounded during security raid

ABHA — Four police officers were wounded in Dhahran Al-Janoub (South Dhahran) after raiding the hideout of a group of men in the mountains near Al-Qaah village. Local director of...

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Maids, driver hurt in Al-Batha accident

RIYADH — Eight maids and their driver were injured after their car crashed and flipped over en route to Sakaka from King Khaled International Airport. Red Crescent paramedics arrived at the...

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Man injured after car crashes into camels

JAZAN — A man was seriously injured after his car crashed into six stray camels, killing four of them, on Abu Aresh Road in Al-Ardah. The accident caused the car to swerve out of control,...

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Saher fear hinders rescue vehicles

MADINAH — The Saher automatic monitoring of traffic signals is hindering rescue vehicles. Drivers at traffic signals will not give way to rescue vehicles, as Saher cameras would mistakenly assume that...

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Fun ride inside mall shut down after accident

JEDDAH — The Civil Defense has closed down the "Ghosts House" fun ride in a shopping mall on Tahliah Street. A child was run over by a cart in the arcade, and had to be...

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Land scam: Official admits tampering with document

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — An employee working for the notary public office in Makkah told Jeddah Administrative court on Sunday that he acted inappropriately when he tore part...

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BIP: War on drugs is jihad

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The head of the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) said at a conference in Riyadh on Saturday the efforts of the government and...

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Makkah Municipality accused of favoritism

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — Fed up of dealing with uncollected garbage on the city’s streets, Makkah residents and the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) have said...

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Jasmine Street stinks

Jamea district in Jeddah have complained about uncollected garbage on one of the district’s main streets. For the past two weeks, residents say municipality workers have failed to collected...

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