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Iraq commutes Saudi inmate’s death sentence

  Saudi Gazette report  AMMAN — An Iraqi court has commuted the death sentence against one of the five Saudi prisoners in the country to life imprisonment, Al-Hayat...

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A reader awaits reply

Khalaf Al-Harbi Okaz    I received a long letter from a reader named Abdulaziz Mohammed. Excerpted, the letter reads as follows: “We see projects cutting up the streets of...

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Most pharmacists in KSA do not ask for prescriptions: Study

Saudi Gazette report   JAZAN — Saudi authorities have failed in their efforts to prevent pharmacists from dispensing medication to patients without prescriptions, a new study shows....

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Spousal allowance is a life-saver, say scholarship students

Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH — The Council of Minister has approved an allowance for women who accompany husbands studying abroad. Students who are married to non-Saudi women are...

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Prince Khaled to start regional inspection tour Sunday

  Saudi Gazette report  JEDDAH — Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will embark on his sixth annual inspection tour of the region’s governorates on Sunday. The...

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5 bootleggers nabbed in Jazan

JAZAN — Jazan police arrested five alcohol dealers, four Yemenis and a Saudi, and confiscated ten boxes of liquor bottles from their apartment during a raid. Jazan police spokesman Maj. Gen....

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3,946 infiltrators arrested in 4 months

BURAIDAH — In cooperation with officers from the passport department, authorities in Al-Qassim, Asir and Al-Baha have arrested 3,964 infiltrators of different nationalities over the past four...

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Firefighters bring blaze under control

DAMMAM — Civil Defense firefighters in Dammam contained a fire that broke out in the third floor of a building before it spread. No one was injured in the fire thanks to the swift action and...

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Two arrested for firing firearms

DAMMAM — Two citizens were arrested after they discharged their guns in the air following a road altercation. Eastern Province police spokesman Lt. Col. Ziyad Al-Raqati said the two men were...

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Two killed in Asir car crash

ABHA — A young man and a 50-year-old woman died when their car swerved off the road and overturned in Asir region. Two other women in the car were injured. A traffic police officer said the...

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Two stabbed at accident scene

ABHA — Two citizens, one of them a head of a local municipality in Asir region, were stabbed by an unknown assailant following a traffic accident. The men were caught off guard when the...

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Police bust Al-Baha burglary gang

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – The efforts of police officers in Al-Baha and Jeddah resulted in the arrest of a man who was wanted on suspicion of carrying out multiple robberies...

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Hawkers take advantage of Jeddah’s traffic woes

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The long lines of vehicles and lengthy signal timings that clog major intersections during peak hours provide beggars and hawkers an opportunity to...

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Over 100,000 visitors flock to first Jubail Spring Festival

Mohammad Al-Zahrani and Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette JUBAIL — More than 100,000 visitors from all over the Kingdom and the Gulf region flocked to the 1st Jubail Spring Festival during its...

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EP doctors set up forum

Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette AL-KHOBAR — A group of doctors and health experts in the Eastern Province has launched the first forum or Diwaniah, which will be held on a monthly basis....

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SR1.5b contracts awarded for new Makkah ring road

Fahd Al-Manaee Saudi Gazette MAKKAH – The Makkah mayoralty signed four new contracts worth SR1.5 billion for the implementation of the fourth ring road and its intersections in Makkah. The...

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Police chase results in arrests of car thieves

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Jeddah police have arrested several members of a gang suspected of stealing cars in the port city. According to the arrest report, a police unit...

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Over 2,000 Madinah youths face job cuts

MADINAH — The razing of 150 major hotels in downtown Madinah area for the proposed expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque threatens to cut the jobs of over 2,000 young Saudis. Most of...

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Scores stranded in Makkah valleys after mountain rains

Fahd Al-Manaee Saudi Gazette MAKKAH – Floods caused by heavy rains at Al-Kar and Al-Hada mountains prevented scores of residents from getting to their homes in several valleys outside Makkah...

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A charter for Muslim women?

Rasheed Al-Baidani Okaz The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) recently adopted a declaration that urged an end to violence against girls and women. The document says that women...

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