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Civil Defense received 750 calls following Iran quake

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — The Eastern Province Civil Defense received 750 calls within an hour following an earthquake that struck the border area between Iran and Pakistan on Tuesday....

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Streaks of lightning light up the skies of Janadriyah

Streaks of lightning light up the skies of Janadriyah, the venue of the National Heritage and Culture Festival, outside Riyadh where thousands of visitors gathered on Wednesday night. The village...

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Education key to Muslim empowerment: Scholar

Hassan Cheruppa Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — An Indian scholar said empowerment through education is the key to success for some 190 million Muslims of India in all walks of life. Hussain...

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A free lesson from Al-Fatah

Muhammad Al-Ohaideb Okaz Al-Fatah sports club in Al-Ahsa has given us a lesson to remember. With very meager and scant resources, the club was able to win the Saudi premier league two weeks ahead of...

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Attempts to stifle happiness

Khalaf Al-Harbi Okaz A member of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) attempted to raid the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the Janadriyah National Heritage...

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Hunger strike in Makkah jails

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH – The General Directorate of Prisons said it would respond to the demands of 140 inmates in Makkah prisons who went on hunger strike for two days, Al-Hayat...

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Couple killed in highway accident

JEDDAH — A husband and wife died in a horrific traffic accident on the Jeddah-Jazan highway. The man lost control of the vehicle and the car overturned killing the wife on the spot. The...

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Family dispute turns violent

AL-AQEEQ — A family dispute quickly turned violent when a citizen allegedly shot his relative in the leg twice in Al-Aqeeq governorate in Al-Baha province. Al-Baha police spokesman Lt. Col....

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Father runs over toddler

JAZAN — A one-and-a-half-year-old boy died in Al-Mawsim town, Jazan, in a tragic accident in which his father accidentally ran him over. The father was inside his car and was attempting to...

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Rainstorm claims two lives in Khurma

KHURMA — A rainstorm that hit Khurma, east of Taif, Thursday claimed the lives of two women who were trying to gather their cattle and sheep. Five people from the same family were injured....

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Mental patient holds siblings hostage

TAIF — Civil Defense firefighters in Taif freed three brothers who were taken hostage by their elder brother who suffers from a mental disorder. The man had allegedly tried to kill his...

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Expat family festival a big draw

Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — An expat family festival full of entertainment including music, games, contests, performances and loads of fun activities was organized by iCreative at...

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IFF documentary aims to educate Indians on labor restrictions

Syeda Amtul Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — To raise awareness among Indian expatriates about new restrictions in the Saudi labor market, especially in the backdrop of the Nitaqat program, a community...

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COPD afflicts 13 million people in MENA region: Study

Samar Yahya Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced here the results of a landmark population-based study on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The project...

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Police bust liquor dens

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Police busted three liquor distilleries in the city that were being run by illegal workers. The distilleries were hidden behind a number of bushes...

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Three-day meet to bring together epidemiologists

Fatima Muhammad Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Under the support of Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases will hold its three-day...

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Inmates in crowded Laith jails to be shifted

Muhammad Hadhadh Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – Due to an increasing prison population in Al-Laith governorate and the poor condition of some prison facilities, authorities will transfer a large...

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The world’s ‘workshop’ for manpower training

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Since Saudi Arabia opened its doors wide to foreign recruitment in the 1970s, it has become the final destination for people from various parts of the world...

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Folklore troupe performs at Janadriyah

A folklore troupe performs at Janadriyah Thursday night. The 28th edition of the National Festival for Heritage and Culture concluded at the historic village in the outskirts of Riyadh on Friday,...

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1,500 pupils get training in run-up to 2013 Sony awards

Sultan Al-Sughair Saudi Gazette AL-KHOBAR — Modern Electronics Company (MECL) and Sony Middle East and Africa announced on Thursday progress was being made in the final training phase of the...

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