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Protect consumers from banks

Abdullah Al-Jamili Al-Madinah Last Wednesday afternoon, I was witness to a scene at the entrance of one of our local banks. An elderly, dignified man was obviously provoked. He was dressing the bank...

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Women issues and studies; between optimism and talk

Laura Bashraheel Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Despite the slow movement in improving the status of women in Saudi Arabia, bright prospects for future generations could be around the corner. With...

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Expat detained over shoplifting

JEDDAH — An expatriate worker was arrested by Jeddah police after he allegedly stole six packets of toothpaste from a store in Jeddah’s Mushrefah neighborhood. The Sri Lankan...

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Arab nabbed for defrauding investors

MAKKAH — Search and investigation teams of Makkah police have detained an Arab national for allegedly conning several people. Makkah police spokesman Lt. Col. Zaki Al-Rehaili said the suspect...

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Hail police arrest man smuggling maids

HAIL — Police search and investigation teams in Hail have detained a Saudi for allegedly brokering the services of housemaids on the black market. The 20-year-old Saudi smuggled housemaids...

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School evacuated after false alarm

JEDDAH — A technical fault in Baraem Al-Watan private school’s alarm system caused an evacuation of students. The panicking students rushed to the emergency exits. The school was...

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Hospital guard, nurse accused of harassment

JEDDAH — Police are investigating the alleged sexual harassment of a 14-year-old girl at a hospital in south Jeddah. The girl notified police that the private security guard lured her to the...

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Roach in meal, restaurant shut

ABHA — A Saudi has complained to Balqarn municipality in Asir after he found cockroaches in a meal at a local restaurant. A representative of the municipality inspected the restaurant and...

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Mother smuggles 2 children to Bahrain across Causeway

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — The Saudi Embassy in Bahrain has contacted the Ministry of Interior after two children were allegedly smuggled into Bahrain by their mother, Al-Madinah newspaper...

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Bugs infest Madinah maternity hospital

Majed Al-Seqairi Okaz/Saudi Gazette MADINAH — The Madinah Maternity and Children’s Hospital is investigating bugs that have infested the hospital’s maternity floor. The...

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Creativity woos visitors to Jubail fest

Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette JUBAIL — The national creativity wing of the first Jubail spring festival has attracted many visitors. The festival is organized by the Royal Commission for...

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Keep calm and dispel rumors — Pak Consulate

JEDDAH — Pakistan Consul General and other designated officers of the Pakistan Consulate visited different residential areas following various reports on social media about updates on late...

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Indian Embassy to look into the affairs of its people

RIYADH — Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao on Monday held a meeting with the members of Indian community in the embassy premises to discuss various issues pertaining to the welfare of the Indian...

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Nokia Lumia 920 changing camera imaging

Mariam Nihal Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Nokia Lumia 920 brings the first ever Mobile OIS (Optical Image Dtabilizer) technology, new generation led flash combined with f2.0 aperture and Carl...

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WAM encouraging ambitious women to develop projects

Amal Al-Sibai Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Women Appreciation Month is a campaign that was launched for the third consecutive year on March 1 by Femi9 stores, a Saudi brand for women’s...

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Salon owners seek permits to open women’s gyms

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — A number of owners of beauty salons in Dammam applied to the General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW) for licenses to open gyms inside their salons. They were...

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Bribery case adjourned to May 7

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Jeddah Administrative Court is reviewing a case involving three municipality engineers accused of taking bribes. The first defendant is accused...

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New pedestrian overpasses with lifts

Ibrahim Alawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Mayor of Jeddah Hani Abu Ras has confirmed that new pedestrian overpasses will be constructed and equipped with lifts for the elderly and the...

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Civil Defense investigating Jeddah workshop fire

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The Civil Defense is investigating a huge fire that struck workshops in south Jeddah’s Eskan Street. The fire erupted early Tuesday...

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Jeddah’s once-proud neighborhood suffers from official neglect

Hani Ba Hasan Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Authorities still believe Jeddah’s Al-Sharafiyah neighborhood is a well-maintained area even though it has become rundown over the last few...

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