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Jail, lashes for Saudi woman seeking alimony

Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH — A Saudi woman did not know when she filed for alimony from her foreign husband, the court will sentence her to jail instead. The woman complained to a...

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Mahram: Ownership or kinship?

Salih Al-Twairqi Okaz newspaper   Every time the issue of the rights of women in our country is brought up, we dig deep into history to bring examples from other civilizations and...

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Expat levy to do more harm to consumers: Businessmen

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — A number of businessmen have heavily criticized the Ministry of Labor for hastily enforcing the decision to impose a SR2,400 annual...

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Man arrested for vandalizing Saher cameras

   BURAIDAH — Security patrols in Al-Ras arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of setting fire to several Saher cameras on main roads in the province. Col. Fahd Al-Habdan,...

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Egyptians polarized over charter as voting extended

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Manal Mostafa just cast her ballot at the Egyptian Consulate General here in a referendum on her country’s first post-revolution constitution....

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Brother kills 8-year-old girl in accidental fire

HAIL — An eight-year-old girl died when her brother accidentally shot her, Al-Hayat newspaper reported Saturday. Col. Abdulaziz Al-Zenaidi, spokesman for Hail police, said King Khalid...

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Traffic tickets lead to impostor’s arrest

Abdulrahman Al-AliSaudi Gazette JEDDAH — Jeddah police arrested a Yemeni national with forged documents, which he used to impersonate a compatriot.The forger was caught following complaints by the...

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Family hopes US court will overturn son’s life sentence

RIYADH — The family members of Khalid Ali Aldawsari are hopeful that their son’s tribulations will end soon, Al-Hayat newspaper reported Saturday.A US court sentenced 22-year-old Aldawsari, a former...

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Officials move in full force to clear Jeddah streets

     Abdulrahman Al-Ali  Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Local authorities have started removing vehicles abandoned in streets and public places at the end...

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Citizens’ welfare King’s prime concern: Mit’eb

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah arrives at the royal palace with Prince Mit’eb Bin Abdullah after leaving King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh Thursday afternoon....

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Female addicts shy away from treatment due to social stigma

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Al-Amal hospital in Jeddah receives around 30 female drug addicts seeking treatment every month, according to Dr. Khaled Al-Oufi, the hospital’s...

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Do not neglect orphans

Hamoud Abu Talib Okaz newspaper  When an issue in the media grabs public attention and becomes the focus of social media, the department concerned should not hesitate for a second to shoulder...

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Put on your dancing shoes

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH —  Saudi men and women have started to resort to new practices to express their feelings. These practices were considered shameful and...

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Camels sashay down the sand

A large number of camel lovers and desert picnickers from different regions of the Kingdom flocked to Um Rughaiba, located 320 km north of Riyadh, to attend the Festival of King Abdulaziz Pageantry...

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Treat yourself to dates and coffee at ‘Dates Fair 2012’

Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette   Saudi Arabia is famous for its wide array and availability of the sweetest, tastiest dates in the world. This fruit is a staple delicacy on the tables of Saudi...

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Nahar Unmasked

Mariam Nihal Saudi Gazette Nahar is a masked magician. Masks permit mystery and in his case add more to the mystic personality, regardless of his social domain.  But this young man is no...

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Retirees nation’s forgotten treasure, say economists

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The economic power of any country is evident by its human resources factor. This factor effectively contributes to the development and the economic and social...

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Saudi, Indian navies may share expertise in underwater warfare

Roberta Fedele Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — On the occasion of its maiden passage from Russia to India, Indian Navy’s latest frigate INS Tarkash is on a goodwill visit to Saudi Arabia to...

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Saudization of universities

Saeed Al-Serahi Okaz newspaper In this article I stress the importance of keeping our universities open to distinguished professors, scholars and thinkers regardless of their nationalities. Because of...

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The stigma of sponsorship

Abdu Khal Okaz newspaper Trade in visas is the strangest kind of trade in the world. The visa trader applies for large numbers of visas in the name of ghost companies, and then sells them. This...

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