Riyadh: News

26 Mar 2024

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to participate in Miss Universe for first time!

In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia has declared its first-ever participation in the esteemed Miss Universe pageant.

13 Feb 2020


In conservative Saudi, youngsters are taking the 'risk' of dating

Saudi Arabia's conservative society bans a lot of things and a relationship before marriage is one of them.

01 Nov 2019

Saudi Arabia

WWE Crown Jewel 2019: Analyzing the major takeaways

The Riyadh sports season had an epic start, as WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view presented a spectacular event at the King Fahd International Stadium on Sunday.

02 Oct 2019


Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move

In what qualifies as a diplomatic win for India, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday told National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that the Kingdom understands New Delhi's Jammu and Kashmir move.

Saudi authorities strip US-Saudi doctor, torture him with electric shocks

In a hair-raising news, a US-Saudi doctor was tortured in Riyadh using electric shocks.

11 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is: Foreign Affairs official

Riyadh doesn't know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi's body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview with CBS that was broadcasted yesterday.

30 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia promised 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Jim Mattis

Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain.

22 Oct 2018


Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it didn't know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him.

18 Oct 2018


French Minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi's disappearance

Two weeks after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said he was pulling out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

03 Aug 2018

Jet Airways

Jet Airways flight skids beyond runway in Riyadh, no casualties

As many as 149 people on board a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight from Riyadh escaped unhurt after the aircraft went off the runway following an aborted take-off from Riyadh airport on Friday, the airline said.

06 Jan 2018

Saudi Arabia

11 Saudi princes arrested for protesting outside king's palace

Saudi Arabia on Saturday arrested 11 princes for staging a protest outside one of king's palaces, Qasr a-Hokm, and refusing to leave despite royal orders. All of them will face trial shortly.

20 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia intercepts rebel-fired ballistic missiles from Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition forces fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen have reportedly intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the latter above Saudi Arabia's capital city, Riyadh.

30 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia

When Riyadh's Hotel Ritz became a five-star prison

Riyadh's world-famous luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel is now a detention centre.

13 May 2017

Donald Trump

US may close $100bn defence deal with Saudi Arabia

A senior White House official said the US is close to sealing a series of arms deals with its ally Saudi Arabia worth a total of $100 billion.