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1,835 infiltrators arrested in two days

ABHA — Security authorities have arrested 1,835 illegal workers in Asir and the Northern Frontier province over the past two days. Thirty-one of the infiltrators were Ethiopian while the rest...

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Children set house on fire

JEDDAH — Civil Defense firefighters in Jeddah put out a fire that was started in an apartment by some children. The fire was contained in a short time with no injuries recorded. However, a young woman...

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Shepherd hangs himself inside barn

BURAIDAH — A Sudanese shepherd in Qassim province was found hanged in what appeared to be a suicide. The man’s body was found hanging from the ceiling of the sheep barn at...

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Qatif pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

DAMMAM — Nine thieves robbed a pharmacy in Qatif governorate and stole all money in the cash register after threatening the pharmacist with guns. Their faces were covered. The pharmacist and...

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Village chief shot at by young man

HAIL — The chief of the village of Wasita Al-Hafen was shot in the chest by a young man and taken to hospital. The man surrendered himself later. The Emir of Hail visited the chief, who was...

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375 girls evacuated after school fire

ABHA — Some 375 girl students were evacuated from a high school in Abha following a fire that broke out in the doorkeeper’s house, which is annexed to the school. Two children were...

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Last hope for death row inmate

TAIF — A convicted murderer has until Thursday before he is executed. Prominent heads of tribes will pay a visit to the victim’s family to convince them to pardon Abdullah...

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Seven injured in car accident

ABHA — Three Saudis and four expatriates were injured when their car overturned at Sinan Hill between Al-Namas and Al-Majardah governorates. The Red Crescent and the Civil Defense transported...

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Dr.Abdullah Dahlan delivered a passionate speech that questioned the delays in initiating a huge public housing program in the Kingdom Do not inflate housing issue — Mohammad Al-Jasser Cities make...

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Charity group disbanded

RIYADH — The Ministry of Social Affairs has dissolved a charity organization in Makkah for not complying with regulations. Ministry spokesman Khalid Al-Thebaiti said the organization was...

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Murder over recharge card

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — A Yemeni in his 30s allegedly murdered a Bangladeshi resident following a dispute over a recharge card. The dispute erupted inside the housing of a...

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Private schools can have dorms: Ministry

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Ministry of Education will allow private schools to build student dorms on school premises, Al-Hayat daily reported. While announcing the decision, the...

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More bridges and tunnels this year, says Jeddah official

Saleh Fareed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The city will witness a number of new projects this year, including the construction of new bridges and tunnels in various areas, according to the...

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Hospitals told to ramp up screening of blood donors

Saleh Al-Elayani Okaz/Saudi Gazette DAMMAM — The Ministry of Health has instructed all hospitals in the Kingdom to apply strict screening of blood donors. The new instructions mean all donors...

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Heritage hotels planned in historic Jeddah

Izzeddin Ahmed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Several heritage guesthouses are set to open in the historical Al-Balad (downtown) area of Jeddah, according to an official at the Saudi Commission for...

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Malpractice case against Erfan Hospital adjourned

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — A medical commission decided to adjourn for two months the case of an eight-year-old boy who died last November following a medical error at Dr. Erfan and Bagedo...

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Prince Salman attends funeral prayers

  Funeral prayers for Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Musaed was held at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh after Asr prayers Sunday. Crown Prince Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of...

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Shoaibah a ‘graveyard of ships’

Damaged ships line the shores of Shoaibah, 90 km south of Makkah. It has become a trademark of the area that is neglected by the authorities. Picnickers and diving enthusiasts are complaining that...

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Road projects ignore right of pedestrians

TAIF — Taif residents are complaining that the removal of traffic lights is endangering their lives as they try to cross the streets. The project to improve Taif streets has reached an...

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Charles offers support to OIC’s anti-poverty efforts

JEDDAH — Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, paid a historic visit to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) headquarters in Jeddah on Sunday upon the invitation of OIC...

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