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Fuel truck overturns, road closed off

  MADINAH — A gas tanker overturned in Madinah after it swerved off the road and the driver lost control. No one was injured in the accident and no gas leaked from the truck,...

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Stunt driver gets six months in jail

  HAIL — A young man was sentenced by the court to six months in prison after he was found guilty of engaging in car drifting and hurting another person in the process. Hail Traffic...

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Young man stabbed during street fight

HAFR AL-BATIN — A young man was stabbed in the shoulder during a fight that broke out among five young men. Another man suffered a head injury. Passersby broke up the fight and the injured...

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A thriving fashion industry emerging in KSA

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Saudi designer Nabila Nazer began her full-fledged career in 2007, when she started pursuing her dreams of creating women’s clothes and hijabs....

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Saudi oncology researcher granted Harvard fellowship

  Saudi Gazette report SAN FRANCISCO – The prestigious Harvard University has granted a neuro-oncology fellowship to a Saudi female researcher. Dr. Malaak Al-Thaqafi, who is a fellow...

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Women agonize over water shortage at filling stations

  Faleh Al-Dhibyani Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Women who visit water filling stations are facing great difficulties while waiting their turn for a water tanker. In the midst of heat...

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KFUPM marks graduation of 43rd batch

  Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette DHAHRAN — About 1,500 students of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran were honored at a graduation ceremony here on...

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Child abuse cases swell as parents become merciless

Abdullah Gharman and Yehya Al-Fifi Okaz/Saudi Gazette ABHA — The number of domestic violence cases has reportedly been on the increase recently. Every now and then newspapers report cases...

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Higher education and fake degrees

Saeed Al-Suraihi Okaz The Ministry of Higher Education has repeatedly warned that university certificates presented by government employees should not be accredited unless they have been issued by...

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What does the Housing Ministry want from us?

Safouq Al-Shammari Al-Riyadh We often hear the phrase, "born with a silver spoon in mouth". I do not believe that this saying can be applied on any ministry more than on the Ministry...

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Rents likely to drop in downscale districts

  Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – The rent prices of residential units are expected to drop 20 to 30 percent, especially in areas where limited-income people live, due to the fact that...

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Expat hangs himself in company compound

  HOFUF — An Asian expatriate committed suicide by hanging himself from a heavy machine inside the company he used to work for in Al-Ahsa. Eastern Province police spokesman Lt. Col....

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Madinah villagers face harsh living conditions

Saudi Gazette report MADINAH  — Some 3,000 residents of a village in Madinah province say they are struggling under harsh living conditions. The residents of Al-Muwaihiyah, 60...

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Mosques in Makkah area ‘neglected’

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — Most mosques in Makkah’s Al-Sharaye area are neglected and not maintained, claimed local residents. Residents said the contractors have not cleaned the...

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‘Al-Arabeezi’ threatening Arabic language: Seminar

The number of visitors to the ongoing National Festival for Heritage and Culture at Janadriyah crossed the 1 million mark Thursday evening. The authorities have said some 5,000 security personnel have...

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Kamel: Big challenges, bigger ambitions

Chairman of the Board of Directors Abdullah Saleh Kamel addresses the General Assembly meeting of Okaz Organization for Press and Publication at the organization's headquarters in Jeddah Thursday....

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Visa trade is the real problem

Mohammad Al-Fal Okaz THE combined campaign by the ministries of labor and interior to crack down on violating foreigners has stopped after the royal directives to allow a grace period of three months...

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Rapist executed in Tabuk city

   TABUK — A Pakistani convicted of raping and killing an old woman was executed in Tabuk on Friday. The crime was committed seven years ago when the Pakistani followed an...

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Youth succumbs to bullet wounds

   DAMMAM — A young man died at Dammam Central Hospital a few days after he was admitted there with bullet wounds. Eastern Province police spokesman Lt. Col. Ziyad...

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Truck knocks down disabled youth

  AL-KHARJ — A 15-year-old disabled boy was run over by a truck in Al-Kharj after he escaped from the social center. He walked out the center and was crossing a highway. The...

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