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Makkah’s steady expansion revives calls for airport

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — A number of tourist experts and Makkah residents have called for the establishment of an international airport in the holy city to serve pilgrims and visitors in...

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Psychology tests mandatory for Ethiopian housemaids

Saudi Gazette reportJEDDAH — The Saudi Embassy in Addis Ababa will require all Ethiopian housemaids to undergo mental health tests before traveling to the Kingdom for work, Al-Watan daily reported...

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2 youths detained for firing at cars

HAFR AL-BATIN — Security patrols here have detained two youth for allegedly shooting at cars. Spokesman for the Eastern Province Police Lt. Col. Ziyad Al-Reqaiti said the young men shot at...

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1,001 iqama violators rounded up in Baha

BAHA — Patrol officers of Al-Baha Passports Directorate had picked up 1,001 residency violators last month. The spokesman for Al-Baha Passports Directorate, Lt. Col. Sami Al-Shalan, said the...

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Relief efforts continue in flood-hit villages

RIYADH — Aircraft of the Ministry of Interior continued their relief efforts for Asir flood-stricken villages for the second week. These villages were isolated following heavy...

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Six killed in highway accident

ARAR — Six people, five of them from the same family, died in a horrific car accident on the international expressway, east of Arar. The bodies were transported to Arar Hospital mortuary.

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Narcotic pills found hidden in underwear

RIYADH — Customs officers at Al-Hudaitha have stopped the smuggling of 37,878 narcotic pills concealed in the underclothing of a traveler. The behavior of the passenger who arrived at the...

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Chemical reaction triggers factory fire

JEDDAH — Civil Defense firefighters brought a blaze that broke out at plastic factory in Phase 5 of the southern industrial area under control. The fire, which started overnight when the...

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Makkah Emir to launch education projects

MAKKAH — Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah, will launch educational projects worth SR800 million during his inspection tour of the region’s governorates that will begin...

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Darah publishes book on Crown Prince

RIYADH — The King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) published a book on Crown Prince Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The 650-page book is mainly a...

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Pakistani singer mesmerizes Riyadh music lovers

Pakistan Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan (right) with his wife (left) and Punjabi folk singer Arif Lohar. Faiz Al-NajdiRIYADH — A grand musical evening featuring the popular Punjabi folk singer, Arif...

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Kanoo bids farewell to senior managers

 Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Company Limited recently bid farewell to three to its senior managers in Jeddah at a glittering ceremony in La Sani Restaurant....

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Thai Community celebrates ‘Thai Family Day’

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Jeddah, in cooperation with Thai Community in western region of Saudi Arabia, hosted a gathering for Thai citizens to...

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Hazarvi presents book on King Abdulaziz Pakistan Consul General

  Author Baharullah Hazarvi (R) presents a copy of the English version of his book on King Abdulaziz to Pakistan Consul General Aftab A. Khokher at his office in Jeddah recently. The book was...

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Psychology tests mandatory for Ethiopian housemaids

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Saudi Embassy in Addis Ababa will require all Ethiopian housemaids to undergo mental health tests before traveling to the Kingdom for work, Al-Watan daily...

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Stalled school project angers residents of Makkah district

Fahd Al-Manaee Saudi Gazette MAKKAH – Residents in Jabal Al-Nour district of Makkah have urged the concerned authorities, including the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), to make...

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Taif University breaks Guinness record in anti-diabetes drive

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Minister of Higher Education Khaled Al-Anqari has praised the University of Taif for achieving a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by holding the...

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Erosion exposes graves

MADINAH — Land erosion has exposed 17 graves in two neighborhoods of Madinah. There were seven graves in Sayed Al-Shuhada neighborhood, which is about six kilometers north of the...

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Indian family asks authorities to repatriate relative’s body

Saudi Gazette report JUBAIL — An Indian family has asked Jubail Health Affairs not to perform a postmortem examination on their relative whose body has been lying in the morgue of Dammam...

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Website allows prisoners and families to remain in touch

Mishal Al-Otaibi Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has lauded efforts exerted by the Ministry of Interior to set up a website to allow prisoners to remain in...

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