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Riyadh soars with cases of Adhl — Ministry of Justice

Haifa Al-Zahrani Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The cases of Adhl (male guardians refraining marriage of women under their custody) in the Kingdom has been steadily on the rise. According to...

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Bridging the cultural gap

Casey Andersen and Devin Tatro In May 2012, a group of 16 students from Bates College in the US went on a month-long educational trip to Saudi Arabia. We traveled to Saudi Arabia seeking to learn...

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Small business owners in Makkah fight for survival

Fahd Al-Manai Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — Exorbitant increase in rent and the recent decision of the Labor Ministry to impose an annual levy for expatriate labor have forced several small business...

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Bahrain Consulate celebrates 41st National Day in Jeddah

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Bahraini Consulate held a celebration here Sunday evening to mark the 41st anniversary of the country’s National Day. Acting Consul General...

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North Jeddah Corniche: After the facelift

Ghazi Falamban Okaz newspaper I was highly impressed by the Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Bakair, imam and preacher of the mosque at Al-Nawras Square last week. In the thought-provoking and unusual...

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Saudization is only a dream

   Saleh Ibrahim Al-Turaiqi Okaz newspaper Dear friend, With great respect to you and the rest of the newspaper columnists, I am telling you that nobody can chew and digest the term...

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Four warehouses gutted in Buraidah

BURAIDAH — A fire broke out in four warehouses on the western Ring Road in Buraidah. Col. Ibrahim Aba Al-Khail, Civil Defense spokesman in Qassim, said firefighting teams took 18 hours to...

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14 illegals dressed in women clothing held

MAKKAH — Highway Patrol in Al-Laith arrested 14 foreign men at a checkpoint dressed in women’s clothing while trying to enter the city. Policemen at the checkpoint saw the...

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Colleague stabbed in hospital row

DHAHRAN — The head of the Emergency Department at Dhahran Al-Jonoub Hospital stabbed the head of the pharmacy following a dispute between them. Police have arrested the perpetrator and opened...

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Smugglers injure Border Guard in Asir

ABHA — A Border Guard at Al-Raboua checkpoint in Asir was injured during an exchange of fire with a group of smugglers trying to sneak past the guards. The smugglers, who were spotted by the...

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Drug dealer killed in Najran skirmish

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — A drug dealer was killed and a police officer injured during a two-hour armed confrontation between them in Najran Sunday. Lt. Col. Salman Al-Nashwan,...

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Al-Kharj police arrest mobile phone thieves

Maher Abbas Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Security patrols in Al-Kharj arrested two men for allegedly carrying out thefts in mobile phone shops. Police received reports that two people in a Nissan...

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60 Saudis in Iraq jails being treated well: Official

Nawwaf Afit Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Sixty Saudi prisoners are currently in Iraqi jails on various charges, the Iraqi Ministry of Justice has confirmed. Haidar Al-Saadi,...

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81.5% Egyptians in Jeddah vote for draft constitution

Samar Al-Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Egyptians voting in the weeklong referendum vote in Jeddah came out in outright favor for the draft constitution with 81.5 percent of the electorate...

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Makkah Municipality to urge Emir to protect its employees

MAKKAH —The Makkah Municipality is to ask the province’s Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal to protect its employees after they suffered a series of attacks by Saudi citizens, business...

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Prince Alwaleed receives Kuwait’s ambassador

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), receives Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Ambassador of Kuwait to Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, Tuesday. The meeting was attended...

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Delay in opening of Abha hospital irks residents

ABHA — The delay in opening an Abha hospital that has reportedly been completed for a year has angered local residents. The SR110-million Abha General Maternity Hospital, which has a capacity...

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Call to tax expatriate car owners stirs heated debate

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A well-known economist and columnist in Saudi Arabia has sparked a heated debate in the social media with his call to tax expatriates owning vehicles in...

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NSHR to back Saudi woman who remarried expat illegally

JEDDAH — The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) will support a Saudi woman sentenced to jail and lashes for returning to her expatriate ex-husband without providing the necessary...

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Court orders review of Erfan hospital’s closure verdict

Ahmad Al-Selmi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Makkah Court of Appeals has rejected a court verdict that endorsed a decision to shut down Erfan & Bagedo Hospital, court sources said....

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