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Narrowed Madinah ring road unsafe

Sami Al-Maghamsi Okaz/Saudi Gazette MADINAH — A large number of accidents have lately been occurring regularly on the city’s third ring road. It is largely because the Haramain...

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Saudi woman ‘employed’ without her knowledge

Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A Saudi woman who applied for a job while her papers were being processed by the General Organization of Social Insurance (GOSI) was surprised to learn that she...

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Scholars and women’s work

Abdo Khal Okaz newspaper A few scholars recently visited the Ministry of Labor’s headquarters and presented a report about the disadvantages of allowing women to go out and work. It is...

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Indian professor embraces Islam

Saudi Gazette QASSIM — An Indian professor at the University of Qassim has embraced Islam and changed her name from “Ritu” to “Nour.” Professor Nour...

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Minimum wage for private guards fixed

Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The minimum salary for private security personnel will be SR3,000 along with other benefits from 2013, industry sources told Al-Jazirah newspaper. The decision will...

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Al-Aghar Group to hold workshop today

Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Al-Aghar Group will review in a workshop on Thursday the results of its “Knowledge Family” study at the headquarters of National Commercial Bank...

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Faulty thermometer implicates hospital

Mishal Al-Otaibi Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — A medical team in a private hospital here almost caused a medical disaster by basing their diagnosis on a faulty thermometer. A three-year-old was...

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Expatriate jailed and to be deported

Mishal Al-Otaibi Okaz/Saudi Gazette RIYADH — The Riyadh district court sentenced an expatriate to four months in prison and 70 lashes for immoral and unethical acts in front of a...

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Jeddah police arrest security impersonators

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Jeddah police have arrested two Palestinian nationals for cheating and robbing expatriates by impersonating security personnel. In addition one...

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Crossing in Madinah is risky business due to paucity of pedestrian bridges

Meslih Al-Harbi Okaz/Saudi Gazette Madinah – The main streets of Madinah have become the scene of repeated accidents involving pedestrians, city residents claimed. Speeding and a lack of...

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GCC heads of state to meet in Manama

Saeed Al Khotani Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Bahrain will host the 33 summit of the Supreme Council of GCC states next Monday and Tuesday. The summit of the Gulf heads of states will be held in...

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King, Crown Prince mourn death of Sheikh Subail

   Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal offers his condolences to the sons of Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Subail at their residence in Makkah on Wednesday.  Sheikh Abdul...

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Crash victim family faults Madinah’s health body

Saudi Gazette report YANBU – The brother of a comatose accident victim in Madinah has blamed the Directorate of the Health Affairs in Madinah for not carrying out the health...

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Saihat farms suffering from methanol dumping

SAIHAT – Farms west of Saihat City, Qatif governorate, claimed large quantities of poisonous chemical methanol have been dumped near them for the last seven years by an industrial company in...

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Prawn farm development will help industry: KAU head

Jeddah — President of King Abdulaziz University Prof. Osama Tayyeb inaugurated the expansion of a fish farm facility at the university’s Faculty of Marine Sciences in Obhur. He...

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Foreigners blamed for cement shortage in Jeddah

Saudi Gazette  Jeddah — Manipulation of the cement market by foreigners has created a shortage in supplies in Jeddah, reported Al-Madinah newspaper. Consumers believe foreign workers...

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The citizen and the administrator

Mohammed Bin Sulaiman Al-Ehaidib Okaz Newspaper We asked the youth to get educated and they have done that. They obtained all the required certificates, from diplomas to Master’s and PhDs....

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Saudization and minimum wages for foreigners

Dr. Saeed Al-Siraihi Okaz newspaper When Labor Minister Adel Fakieh was mayor of Jeddah, Okaz hosted him in an exclusive dialogue with its reporters and writers. I remember I said to him that the...

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Women to manage Muaqib offices

Hassan Baswaid and Abdulaziz Ghazawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette  JEDDAH – The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has allowed women to manage Muaqib (general administration) offices and debt...

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Al-Khalidi kidnapping, Al-Enizi killing linked

Faheem Al-Hamid Okaz/Saudi Gazette  SANA’A – Brig. Gen. Omar Abdulkareem, Director of Sana’a Security, has stated that the assassination of a Saudi diplomat in...

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