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Why do our projects cost more?

Abid Khazendar Al-Riyadh A few years ago when I was working as a senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture, I was sent on a mission to Jordan where I met with my counterparts there. We discussed...

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Protect our economy

Rashid Al-Fouzan Al-Riyadh There are many ways for dissipating our national economy. However, I will focus on one method, which is the illegal expatriates. They are the main “virus”...

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Experts: 75% of businesses come under ‘tasatur’

Saudi Gazette report DAMMAM — A number of economists warned against the far-reaching consequences of the so-called "tasatur" businesses on the Saudi economy, claiming it...

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Hunt on for motorist who shot at police

TABUK — Police here are searching for a perpetrator who fired at and injured a police officer. The officer was manning a checkpoint in Dhiba governorate when a motorist refused to stop and...

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Road accidents claim five lives

JEDDAH — At least five people were killed and several others injured in various accidents across the country on Friday. Three youths were killed and another seriously injured when their...

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12-year-old boy detained for theft

JEDDAH — Police detained a 12-year-old boy of African origin on suspicions of committing a number of thefts. Jeddah north police station were notified of a number of thefts that were...

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Ambassador urges compatriots to project ‘soft image’ of Pakistan

Faiz Al-Najdi RIYADH — A “Mushaira (poetry symposium)” was recently organized by the Pakistan Culture Group (PCG) to mark the Pakistan National Day Thursday at the...

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Pakistani poetess talks about her life poetry and family

  Muhammad Mujahid Syed    JEDDAH — Mukhtarunnisa, or popularly known as Gulnar Afreen, is a common man’s poetess, although her diction and style also...

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Indian scholar meets Makkah Emir, discusses Nitaqat and Huroob issues

  Hassan Cheruppa Saudi Gazette    JEDDAH — Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah region, received a delegation of Indian scholars from the southern state of...

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Allama Iqbal: The poet of the East

  Rohail A. Khan   Sir Muhammad Iqbal known as Allama (Scholar of Highest Rank) Iqbal was a philosopher, poet, politician and a social reformist. Born on Nov. 9, 1877, Iqbal...

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Pakistanis in Madinah assured of improved services

  Saudi Gazette report   MADINAH — Pakistan's Consul General Aftab A. Khokher has promised his compatriots in Madinah that he will hold regular meetings with their...

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Museums in Old Jeddah to get a facelift

  Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette   JEDDAH — Mayor of Jeddah Hani Abu Ras has announced that several contracts have been awarded for the maintenance and...

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‘Respect the three-month grace period’

  Syed Abdallah Rizvi   RIYADH — The Indian Embassy reached out to the diaspora here in the Eastern province Friday evening at the Indian school premises. Speaking...

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Abusive Madinah father a psychopath, doctors say

Ayman Al-Saydalani Okaz/Saudi Gazette MADINAH — Many residents of Madinah were both angered and surprised when a foreign research student at a local university was arrested a few months ago...

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Hospital ER struggles with patient volume

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The emergency room at King Fahd General Hospital in Jeddah is experiencing many problems in catering to emergency patients. Dr. Salem Ba Salamah, the...

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PME takes fake doctor to court

Abdulrahman Al-Ali Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – The Administrative Court in Jeddah is looking into forgery charges against a Saudi national who worked as a consultant with the Presidency of...

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Girls ignore social taboo, take up horseback riding

Adel Babkair Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Ignoring social taboos on horseback riding, an increasing number of Saudi girls are taking up the hobby despite many challenges and difficulties....

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Alwaleed backs Al-Wafa charity in patient care

   RIYADH — Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, donated basic household appliances for patient lodging run by Al-Wafa Philanthropic...

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Asir police arrest ‘maniac killer’ who slit boy’s throat

Saudi Gazette report ABHA — Police in Khamis Muhshayt arrested an Arab national who stabbed an eight-year-old boy to death, attempted to cut off another child’s male organ and...

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Family refuses to receive son’s body

   DHAMAD — The family of Naser Hefzi refused to accept his body from the mortuary of King Fahd Hospital in Jazan until investigations into the cause of his death are...

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