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Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah has urged the Civil Defense, as well as the contracting company responsible for the Grand Mosque expansion project, to adopt safety measures to prevent any...
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Jeddah Corniche ready for summer holidays

Jeddah Corniche is ready to receive visitors who like to spend their summer holidays on Jeddah beaches, according to Mohammad Al-Baqmi, official spokesman for Jeddah Municipality.



Animal shelter offers hope to feral cats, abandoned pets

Gus’s Hope is promising a new lease of life for the stray cats found in every part of Jeddah.



NWC: Jeddah to have propersewerage by end of 2018

The National Water Company (NWC) has promised to provide the densely populated neighborhoods of Jeddah a sewerage network by the end of 2018.



Fakeih: 80% drop in MERS infections

There has been an 80 percent decrease in the number of MERS coronavirus cases during the past six weeks due to the preventive measures, Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih has told the Shoura Council.<



Housing boom might reduce rents

Saudis and expats are still waiting for completion of projects of the Ministry of Housing, which will contribute to reducing prices of housing units in major cities such as Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.



Welcome to the future: Feasting on scorpions, grasshoppers

WASHINGTON: Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate — a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers — to be surprisingly tasty.



Car scheme delay irks disabled

People with disabilities here are angry over delays in the SR1.5 billion scheme that would provide them with specially modified cars.




5-year ban on runaways urged

Recruitment firms here want the government to blacklist and ban runaway domestic workers for five years.



Visit visa conversion not a rule

The conversion of a visit visa into a permanent residency permit for family members of expatriates is not a rule and can only be done in the rarest of rare cases only with the approval of the Interior

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