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Worker touches live wire, suffers burns

HAFR AL-BATIN – An Asian man sustained severe burns to his hands after he mistakenly touched high-voltage electric wires at work. Eastern Province Civil Defense spokesman said the man also...

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Expat flees after knife attack

AFIF – A Pakistani expatriate is accused of stabbing another man during an altercation and fleeing the scene. The victim was admitted to Afifi Hospital’s emergency unit for...

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Suspect in spate of robberies arrested

RIYADH – Police arrested a man believed to be involved in a spate of armed robberies of local businesses in northern Riyadh. With the help of four men who are still at large, the man is...

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11 women students injured in accident

SAMTAH – Eleven female college students sustained moderate to severe injuries after their bus overturned in Jazan. Bystanders rushed the injured students to Samtah General...

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Accidental gunfire kills hunter

TAIF – A man in his 30s died after he accidentally shot himself with a hunting rifle. The body was seen near a pool of water 30 kilometers off the main road near Faidat Al-Musalah area where...

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Drug dealer turns himself in after flight

JAZAN – A Saudi drug dealer turned himself over to police a few hours after he allegedly escaped from a patrol vehicle that had overturned on a mountain road in Faifa. The man was in the...

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Missing boys found in mountain area

JEDDAH – Police have opened an investigation into the disappearance of two boys who went missing Thursday in Jeddah and were found Friday at Al-Harazat mountains. The boys, aged 8 and 7, who...

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Stray dogs digging up Makkah graveyard

Atif Al-Suwaihri Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — Stray dogs are making a mess of an east Makkah graveyard. A truck smashed the Sabuhah graveyard’s fence on Al-Sail Road a month ago,...

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Why do students forget what they have learned?

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Who is responsible for students forgetting what they have studied in schools? There are a number of conflicting answers for this question which exclude the...

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‘Ignite’ at Effat University inspires students

Sana Abdul Salam Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Effat University’s Ignite event, a fast-paced presentation meet in which speakers have five minutes to show 20 slides for 15 seconds each,...

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Footballer among young men detained over stunt driving

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — As part of an ongoing crackdown on joyriders and drag racers, Riyadh police arrested several young men who were taking part in stunt driving in...

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RCCI preps for biggest productive families expo

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has begun preparations to launch the biggest exhibition of productive families and work-from-home women. The...

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Hill areas being developed for land grants

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Jeddah municipality is working on a project to level hilly areas surrounding Jeddah and turn them over for possible land grants, Al-Hayat daily reported. The...

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Traffic police mum on diabetic officer’s death

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — The Eastern Province Traffic Department has refused to comment on the death of one of its officers who passed away two months ago after being assigned fieldwork...

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Hawkers convert mosque yard into vegetable souq

Abdulmuhsen Al-Sabti Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A number of worshippers expressed their annoyance about hawkers in mosque courtyards. Their numbers increase dramatically during the obligatory...

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Is there an answer?

Hanan Atallah Al-Riyadh Our battle with car accidents is a never-ending one. It is a very dangerous problem that we have to deal with, especially after the Jubail school bus accident where six children...

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Minister on forged degrees

Saleh Al-Turigee Okaz I totally agree with Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja when he refused to slander people who are suspected of holding forged degrees. Anonymous people began...

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Another Saudi dies fighting in Syria

Abdul Rahman Al-Shamrani and Muhammad Al-Subaee Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH – Another Saudi man was killed while fighting alongside the Syrian opposition. The man, identified as Muhammad Falih...

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Scholar warns against random fatwas

Joud Al-Amri Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A Saudi scholar has slammed the common practice of satellite channels inviting unqualified people appear as guests and airing misguided religious edicts...

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Student in critical state after accident

RANYA — A high school student is in critical condition after being involved in an accident. The student was driving a small sedan when he collided with another vehicle at an intersection in...

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