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Makkah street cleaners stop work again

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — Dozens of cleaners have stopped cleaning Makkah streets in protest at delayed wages and renewal of residency permits. The Makkah mayoralty had to sign an...

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Over 90 illegal foreigners netted in Makkah sweep

Fahd Al-Manaee Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — Ninety-three illegal male and female foreigners were picked up before dawn Saturday in a campaign launched by the passport police at various districts in...

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Riyadh court rules against gender-mixing in schools

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – The Administrative Court in Riyadh has revoked a decision taken by the Ministry of Education allowing boys to study in elementary schools for girls. Issuing the...

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Govt officials convicted in land scam

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Administrative Court in Jeddah convicted a number of people, including officials at a notary public office in Makkah province, of forging...

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Prisons chief: Officers caught sneaking in drugs face severe punishment

Maj. Gen. Ali Al-HarthyAbdul Rahman Al-Shamrani Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The director general of Saudi prisons, Maj. Gen. Ali Al-Harthy, said any officer attempting to sneak drugs in to...

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A smoke alarm in every home

Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The director of Jeddah Civil Defense, Turki Al-Harthi, inaugurated the fire safety awareness campaign launched by Saudi Aramco, under the theme of...

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Bogus Hai’a member held for rape attempt

Mashour Al-Shehri Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Police have arrested a man who allegedly kidnapped an 18-year-old girl and tried to rape her while impersonating an officer from the Commission...

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Agricultural investment abroad

Abid Khazandar Al-Riyadh I wrote an article about the complaints of rice importers against India, which doubled the price of basmati rice in complete disregard to the previous contracts it had signed...

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The great wall of the south

Khaled Al-Sulaiman Okaz I strongly support the idea of constructing a security fence along the Saudi-Yemeni border. However, the common belief that this fence alone will prevent the infiltrators and...

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Prince Sultan Bin Salman visits Heritage exhibition in Tabuk

  Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), visits a pavilion at the heritage exhibition organized on the sidelines of the Sixth...

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Saudi shot dead by relative in Madinah

MADINAH — A Saudi in his 60s was shot dead allegedly by a relative in Madinah’s Al-Harrah Al-Sharqiyah neighborhood on Monday morning. The killing is believed to be the result of a...

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10-yr jail for armed robber

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The Riyadh General Court has sentenced a Saudi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for committing a series of armed robberies, local media reported...

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Russian roulette game turns fatal

ABHA — A young man died when he shot himself with a gun while playing Russian roulette with his friends. The victim and his friends were waiting for a barbershop to open, when he put a bullet...

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Woman dies after eating seafood

MAKKAH — An Arab woman died and five others were seriously poisoned after eating a home-cooked fish meal in Makkah. They reportedly purchased the fish and cooked it at home and felt stomach...

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TIPS model entrance exam on Friday

JEDDAH — Focus International will conduct the fourth TIPS medical-engineering model entrance examination on Friday. The exam will be held at selected centers all over the GCC states,...

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Nine-year-old killed in swing accident

RIYADH — A nine-year-old child died in a tragic swing accident in Dharma governorate, 50 km west of Riyadh. The child was playing with his friends on a homemade swing, which was made of two...

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Student dies on Abha university campus

ABHA — There were conflicting reports on the death of a university student at King Khalid University in Abha on Tuesday. Rumors spread that he fell off a building, although speculation is...

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Attempted assault on Umrah pilgrim foiled

Nayef Al-AliOkaz/Saudi GazetteMADINAH — Police patrols arrested a man who allegedly assaulted a South African woman who was on an Umrah visit.Hafiz Yousef of South Africa said he left Makkah with his...

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Family implicates hospital in death of breadwinner

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A medical technical committee on Tuesday began looking into a case filed by a Saudi family which implicated a private hospital in the death of...

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3 teens in ‘Ethiopian’ kidnapping hoax held

Saudi Gazette report BAHA — Three teenagers who claimed they had been attacked by an Ethiopian gang were arrested by Al-Baha police after it was discovered they had made up the story,...

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