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Medical student donates kidney to dad

TABUK — A medical student at Tabuk University donated his kidney to his father who was suffering from renal failure. He said it was the least he could offer his father and he was glad that he...

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Experts expect real estate prices to drop with mortgage law

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Economists expect real estate prices will decrease by 30 percent once the mortgage and property-funding regulations are implemented. They said Saudi Arabian...

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Free Internet service in YIC

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette YANBU — The Royal Commission is providing free Internet service at four public locations, including parks, amusement arcades and beaches, in Yanbu Industrial...

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Truck moving dangerously

  This truck, photographed on a vital road in the holy city of Makkah the other day, is moving dangerously in blatant disregard for traffic regulations and public safety during the morning...

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Kingdom likely to resume Bangladesh recruitment

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Saudi Arabia may open recruitment of manpower from Bangladesh, Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Tuesday. The ministry’s undersecretary for international...

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Mother to decide fate of ungrateful son

Tamder Al-Rehaili Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Criminal Court in Jeddah has sentenced a man to prison for fracturing his elderly mother’s hand and was told he will not be...

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Join hands to curb domestic violence, symposium told

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — A two-day symposium on developments and trends in domestic violence opened at the InterContinental Hotel in Jeddah on Tuesday with more than 300 people...

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Shortage of judges ‘ails court system’

Abdullah Al-Dani Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — President of the Board of Grievances Abdulaziz Al-Nassar said judgments on many cases before the courts were delayed last year due to a shortage...

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Salman opens official account on Twitter

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Crown Prince Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, has become the latest top personality on Twitter. He sent his first tweet Saturday before his...

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Crown Prince Salman talks with a Turkish delegation

  Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, holds talks with a Turkish delegation led by Arshad Hermzlo, senior adviser to President Abdullah Gul, in Riyadh...

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Ministry working on new rules for laboratories and blood banks

Qayed Al-JorahOkaz/Saudi GazetteNAJRAN — The Ministry of Health is working on new requirements and bylaws for medical laboratories and blood banks to reduce incidents of medical errors, said the...

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Home care program faces challenges, says Badawood

Fatima MuhammadSaudi GazetteJEDDAH — Pinpointing the locations of people in need of home-based medical services and finding women willing to work with medical teams and go into patients’ homes are two...

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Prince Khalid inaugurates Saudi Embassy in Havana

Prince Khalid Bin Saud Bin Khalid, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, guides visitors to a Saudi Plastic Arts and Photography Exhibition organized by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and...

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47,000 inmates, mostly expats, in Saudi prisons

Mishal Al-OtaibiSaudi GazetteRIYADH — There are about 47,000 male and female prisoners in Saudi Arabia, according to the director general of prisons.Maj. Gen. Ali Bin Hussain Al-Harithy did not specify...

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Society has much to gain from retirees

Amal Al-SibaiSaudi Gazette JEDDAH — Retirement may be viewed by some as the end of a rewarding career, a shift to a more latent lifestyle, or even a period in life when one’s services and knowledge is...

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The ‘Kullu Tamam’ policy

Abdullah Al-BukhariOkazIT is not at all understandable when experts write about sensitive issues of importance that affect the public, why things continue to remain as they are without any remedial...

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Inflation: No reprieve in sight for consumers

Abid KhazandarAl-Riyadh According to a monthly report by the Central Department of Statistics and Information, the living cost indicator rose to 125.1 points in January 2013 from 120.4 points in the...

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Street vendors sell fruits and vegetables at very low price

Street vendors sell fruit and vegetables at very low prices in an alley right behind Al-Naghi Mosque off King Abdul Aziz Street in downtown Jeddah. People flock to the area in large numbers to buy...

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Undercover police foil burglary attempt

JEDDAH — A Pakistani who broke into a photography shop in downtown Jeddah Tuesday night was arrested in the act. An undercover officer who was driving by noticed the burglary attempt. The thief was in...

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Man hacks into girl’s computer

AL-AHSA — An illegal worker has been arrested by Al-Ahsa police after he hacked into a Saudi female’s computer, copied some of her personal photos and posted them on social networking sites. He told...

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