Day: May 15, 2011

Professor upsets Saudi students

By ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: An inappropriate choice of a photo to clarify a point by a visiting US academic led to the abrupt end of his lecture following the protest of the audience at Taif University on Tuesday. The audience was deeply upset by the photo of a dog wearing […]

“We want to return to Palestine” …

By Mohammad Ben Hussein AMMAN – Chanting: “We want to return to Palestine” thousands gathered in the Jordan Valley town of Karameh on Friday to mark the anniversary of the Nakbeh (catastrophe) in 1948 when the state of Israel was created. Around 5,000 people from across the Kingdom, including refugee […]

Death toll mounts in Syria despite talks offer

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syrian security forces killed at least four people on Saturday in a border town, witnesses said, as the death toll rose in anti-regime protests despite a no-shoot order, dialogue offer and troop pullouts. “The security forces, who had been encircling Tall Kalakh since the morning, fired machineguns. […]

202km/h driver caught by brother-in-law

A Hastings man clocked driving at 202km/h was pulled over by a police constable who turned out to be his brother-in-law. Officers who pulled over James Stanley Buckrell, 36, on January 29, said the late-model V8 Holden Commodore sounded like a “rocket” as it headed towards their parked patrol cars […]

Hotchin is a lucky shopper

He avoided prison by being allowed to serve home detention in a $4.7 million mansion, with a swimming pool and a tennis court. Now, disgraced financier John Hotchin has been spotted in his local Countdown doing the family shopping. But the Probation Service says Hotchin, who was convicted of breaches […]