Tag Archives: Jeddah

2 million narcotic pills seized, smuggler arrested in Makkah

Anti-narcotic teams in Makkah arrested a resident who received nearly 2 million narcotic pills. Saudi Customs announced through its account on Twitter that the Anti-Narcotic Department arrested a resident of the city who received 1,880,555 narcotic pills previously discovered by

Makkah governor pledges $20 million to protect endangered heritage sites

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the head of the Saudi delegation to donors to the International Fund for Protecting Endangered Cultural Heritage, announced that the Kingdom has donated $20 million to the fund. The fund was established to help preserve

90-day amnesty granted to residency, labor violaters in Saudi Arabia

Prince Mohammed bin Naif.

The Interior Ministry on Sunday launched a “A Nation Without Violations” campaign to give residency and labor law violators 90 days to leave the country without penalties. Prince Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of interior,

Crown prince launches amnesty program for residency, labor law violators

Prince Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and the minister of interior, said in his speech during the inauguration of “A Nation Without Violations” campaign that the program focuses on solving the status of residency and labor law

Sandstorm ‘Madar’ swarms parts of Saudi Arabia

An “advance alert” was issued on Sunday following a sandstorm that hit the western city of Jeddah and other areas of Saudi Arabia. “Jeddah was on advance alert this morning but the condition is mild now,” Hussein Al-Qahtani, official spokesperson

Houthi missile shot down over Jazan

A Yemeni rebel missile was intercepted over the Kingdom late Friday, the Saudi-led Arab coalition said, as the death toll from a Houthi attack on a Yemeni army camp rose to 32. The coalition said the missile, directed at Jazan,

Saudi residents urged to take heed of premarital screening results

Dr. Zuhair Rahbeeni

Saudi Arabia residents have been urged to go for premarital screening tests and pay attention to the results and any recommendations made by doctors. Despite a law that makes it mandatory for couples to get screened for genetic, infectious and

Border guards thwart hashish smuggling attempt at Jazan border

Border guards in Jazan province have arrested nine people accused of trying to smuggle 430 kilograms of hashish into Saudi Arabia. Marine Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi, a spokesman, said guards have thwarted several such attempts to smuggle hashish. In

Carmen Soliman to sing for Disney’s princess Moana

Carmen Soliman

Disney will release an Arabic edition of its latest animated musical fantasy film “Moana” that will feature dialogues in the Egyptian dialect. Arab pop singer Carmen Soliman will sing songs for princess Moana in the movie while Luma Sabri will

Three Gulf mosques win architecture award

Three mosques from the Arabian Gulf have won awards for their architecture. Msheireb mosque in Qatar, the Sheikha Salama Mosque in the UAE city of Al-Ain, and the Arcapita Mosque in Bahrain were all recognized by the Abdullatif Al-Fozan Award

Israel last country to talk about justice, says Jordanian official

Ahmed Ben Younes Al-Barrak

Israel is the last country to talk about justice, as its hands are full of Palestinian blood, Nabil Al-Sharif, Jordan’s former minister of information, told News Agency on Sunday following Israeli reaction to the release of Ahmed Dagamseh after serving

Prince Khaled adopts 7 awards in Makkah Cultural Forum

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has adopted seven awards in three branches for the Makkah Cultural Forum to compete with their creative initiatives held under the slogan “How to be a Role Model.” The three branches are the institutional creative

Indian Consulate holds blood donation camp in Jeddah

A three-day Blood Donation Camp 2017 held in February was conducted at the Consulate General of India in Jeddah. Senior officials and staff from the Ministry of Health (MOH), the International Medical Center (IMC), consulate officials, Indian Pilgrims Welfare Forum

Wanted terrorist gunned down in Saudi Arabia

Mustafa Al-Madad

Security authorities in the Eastern Province killed wanted terrorist Mustafa Al-Madad in an exchange of fire in Al-Shawkia neighborhood in Qatif. Al-Madad was involved in terror activities against citizens and security men, as well as against public and private property.

Assailants of Jeddah policeman identified

Security forces in Mecca revealed the identities of seven motorcyclist suspects accused of assaulting a policeman and endangering citizens’ lives in Jeddah City. In a statement published, Thursday, police stated that five of the suspects: one Saudi and six expatriates,

Saudi general: Internet recruiting of young people by terrorists is ‘most dangerous’

Brig. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Saud

Brig. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Saud, lecturer at Al-Imam University in Riyadh, said that terrorists’ material capabilities are not equal to those of states and terrorists, whether individually or within organizations, can never eliminate states. His statements

Indian cultural groups pay tributes to freedom fighters

The Indian Cultural Society-Jeddah (ICSJ) and Bazm-e-Osmania Jeddah, the oldest of NRIs associations in the city, celebrated the 68th anniversary of India’s Republic Day and paid tribute to the country’s freedom fighters. Bollywood singer Mohammed Ayaz and actor and host

Prince Faisal, Makkah Forum praised for creative initiative

The Makkah Cultural Forum, launched by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, gathered at least 61 cultural and humanitarian groups from the public and private sectors under a united vision in the Makkah region. Praising the participants in the forum for

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