Saudi Arabia: News

19 May 2024

Benjamin Netanyahu

Cracks in Israeli War Cabinet: Key member threatens to resign 

Benny Gantz, a crucial member of Israel's three-man war cabinet, has issued an ultimatum to the Benjamin Netanyahu government over its current strategy in the ongoing war with Hamas.

16 Apr 2024


Pakistani woman summoned as 1st husband goes to Noida court

Seema Haider, a Pakistani national who unlawfully entered India last year, has been summoned to appear before a family court in Noida.

26 Mar 2024


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.

23 Mar 2024


Saudi Arabia announces first-ever 'Dragon Ball' theme park

Following the tragic demise of Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, Saudi Arabia is set to construct a theme park inspired by the Dragon Ball universe.

Saudi Arabia plans $40B fund to invest in artificial intelligence

Saudi Arabia is reportedly preparing to set up a $40 billion fund dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) investments.

30 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Saudi Arabia announces luxury train service, 'Dream of the Desert'

Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) is teaming up with Italy's Arsenale Group to launch the Middle East's premier luxury train experience, called 'Dream of the Desert.'

24 Jan 2024

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia to open its first alcohol store for diplomats

Saudi Arabia is planning to open its first alcohol store in its capital, Riyadh, exclusively for non-Muslim diplomats, Reuters reported.

02 Jan 2024


India turns to Saudi amid lower Russian oil imports

In December, India saw a 4% increase in oil imports from Saudi Arabia, while oil purchases from Russia dropped to their lowest in 11 months due to payment issues, as reported by vessel tracking agencies.

21 Dec 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Wife donates kidney to sick brother, gets 'talaq' from husband

In a shocking development from Uttar Pradesh, a man reportedly gave "triple talaq" to his wife over WhatsApp after she informed him that she donated a kidney to her sick brother.

10 Dec 2023

Heathrow Airport

Saudi Arabia may gain majority control of London's Heathrow Airport

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) and investment company Ardian are eyeing majority control of London's Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, The Times has reported.

09 Dec 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP woman shot in head by cop inside police station

In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh (UP), a woman was shot in the head from close range with a pistol by a police officer, reports said on Saturday.

08 Dec 2023


Oil prices face 7th consecutive weekly decline: Here's why

Oil prices are bouncing back after a seven-week slump, thanks to Saudi Arabia and Russia encouraging more OPEC+ members to reduce output.

02 Dec 2023

Katrina Kaif

Ranveer to Katrina: India at Red Sea Film Festival 2023

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Film Festival 2023 is underway in Jeddah.

28 Nov 2023

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi plans to 'hook' poor countries on oil, boost demand

Saudi Arabia plans to boost demand for its oil in poor countries through an investment initiative—the Oil Demand Sustainability Programme (ODSP)—revealed an investigation by the Centre for Climate Reporting and Channel 4 News.

23 Nov 2023


India's crude oil imports touched 4-month high this October

India experienced a 5.9% increase in crude oil imports in October, totaling 18.53 million metric tons, as reported by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC).

IEA raises oil demand growth forecasts for 2023 and 2024

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revised its oil demand growth projections for 2023 and 2024 upward, despite a slowdown in economic growth among major economies.

07 Nov 2023


Oil prices fall below $80 amid US Fed rate concerns

For the first time in over two months, oil prices have dipped under $80 a barrel.

07 Nov 2023

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco's Q3 profits down 23% amid falling crude prices

Saudi Aramco reported a 23% decrease in net profit for the third quarter, with earnings dropping to $32.6 billion from $42.4 billion in the same period last year.

Saudi Arabia is exploring a multibillion-dollar investment in IPL

Saudi Arabia is reportedly considering a multibillion-dollar stake in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world's most lucrative cricket league, as per Bloomberg.

28 Oct 2023


India has 'limited options' against Qatar executing 8 ex-Navy officers 

India reportedly has "limited options" in its efforts to commute the death sentences of eight former Indian Navy officers convicted in Qatar, as the exact nature of their charges remains uncertain.

Oil prices jump as US strikes Iran-linked targets in Syria

Oil prices surged by over $1 per barrel on Friday after the Pentagon said the United States hit targets in Syria affiliated with Iran, Reuters reported.

23 Oct 2023

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia to host Esports World Cup in 2024

Saudi Arabia on Monday revealed plans for conducting an annual Esports World Cup featuring the world's most popular games and boasting the largest prize pool in the history of esports.

15 Oct 2023


Islamic nations' body calls emergency meeting to discuss Israel-Hamas conflict

A top grouping of Islamic nations has called for an "urgent" meeting in Saudi Arabia to discuss the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be addressing the "military escalation" and "threat to defenseless civilians in Gaza."

14 Oct 2023


US, Saudi working closely to protect civilians in Gaza: Blinken

United States (US) Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated on Saturday that America was working closely with Saudi Arabia to provide safety for civilians in the Gaza Strip amid the ongoing war between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

10 Oct 2023


Israel conflict: Saudi crown prince assures unwavering support to Palestine

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised to stand for the Palestinian people's legitimate rights amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, Saudi state media reported on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2023

Pakistan News

Debt-ridden Pakistan seeks $11 billion aid from China, Saudi Arabia

Pakistan's caretaker government is reportedly in talks with China and Saudi Arabia to secure $11 billion in aid, aiming to keep the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout program on track and avoid an economic crisis.

26 Sep 2023

Film Festival

Baz Luhrmann to lead Red Sea International Film Festival jury

Acclaimed filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has been named the head of the features competition jury at the Red Sea International Film Festival.

17 Sep 2023

Movie Review

#NewsBytesRecommends: 'Wadjda'—explorative meditation of nonexistent female freedom, authority, tragic lives

Wadjda—streaming on MUBI and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour—is the first film to be entirely shot in Saudi Arabia, an achievement bejeweled with considerable significance.

11 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Saudi's Mohammed bin Salman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Saudi Arabian counterpart and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Monday at the Hyderabad House in Delhi.

10 Sep 2023

Amitabh Kant

'200 hours of negotiations': Hard work behind India's G20 consensus

India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant and his team have been lauded for their efforts in helping the country secure a 100% consensus on the New Delhi declaration on the first day of the G20 Summit despite contentious issues.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

India-Middle East-Europe connectivity corridor to be launched soon: PM Modi

An agreement has been reached to build an India-Middle East-Europe connectivity corridor for economic integration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday at the G20 Summit in New Delhi.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

G20 Summit: PM Modi speaks with 'Bharat' placard in front

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday welcomed G20 leaders upon their arrival at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.

06 Sep 2023


Oil prices surge as Saudi Arabia, Russia extend supply cuts

Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday as the market grew concerned about a supply shortage following the extension of voluntary supply cuts by Saudi Arabia and Russia until the end of the year.

23 Aug 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping's mysterious absence at BRICS Business Forum raises questions

Chinese President Xi Jinping's "unexplained" absence from a scheduled key speech at the BRICS Business Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, has sparked rumors about his health and political standing.

22 Aug 2023


Why 40+ countries want to join BRICS

BRICS—a coalition of large emerging economies comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—reportedly aims to expand nearly 22 years after its inception.

30 Jul 2023


Saudi Arabia to host Ukraine peace talks in August: Report

Saudi Arabia is reportedly set to host peace talks in August over the Ukraine crisis and invite Kyiv, numerous Western states, and major developing nations like India and Brazil.

UAE reports new MERS case: Know causes, symptoms, precautions

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said a man in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

24 Jul 2023

Kylian Mbappe

Saudi Arabia bails PSG, Mbappe out in transfer saga: Details

A couple of days ago, Paris Saint-Germain left out Kylian Mbappe from their pre-season tour in Asia, whilst putting him up on sale.

15 Jul 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo

Presenting the top footballers to join the Saudi Pro League

The transfer window is well and truly open and it is the Saudi Pro League outfits, who are splashing the cash for the big fishes in the European market.

06 Jul 2023

Ajit Doval

Muslim World League chief to visit India, meet NSA Doval

The Muslim World League's (MWL) secretary general and the former minister of justice of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, will visit Delhi on Monday.

04 Jul 2023

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia executes 5, including Egyptian, for terrorism

In its biggest group execution this year, Saudi Arabia has reportedly put five people to death for allegedly carrying out a terror attack on a house of worship that killed five people and injured an unknown number of people.

15 Jun 2023


Trans flag: 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' banned in Gulf countries 

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has emerged to become one of the biggest money spinners of 2023. The film received rave reviews from critics and viewers.

13 Jun 2023

OTT releases

When and where to watch Gerard Butler-Ali Fazal's 'Kandahar'

Kandahar starring action star Gerard Butler is set for its OTT release. It will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday (June 16).

07 Jun 2023

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema joins Saudi Arabia champions Al-Ittihad: Decoding his stats

Football superstar Karim Benzema has joined Saudi Arabia champions Al-Ittihad, ending his 14-year stay at Real Madrid.

06 Jun 2023


Grab these 5 souvenirs when returning from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is among the richest Islamic countries when it comes to traditions, culture, and of course, shopping.

01 Jun 2023

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema set to leave Real Madrid: Decoding his stats

Football superstar Karim Benzema is set to leave Real Madrid after a 14-year stay.

18 May 2023


These 8,000-year-old stone engravings may be the world's oldest 'blueprints'

Scientists have come across stone engravings of ancient megastructures in Jordan and Saudi Arabia that may be the world's oldest "blueprints."

Pakistan: IMF's bailout package stalled amid debt, unmet loan conditions 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly likely to hold up the already agreed bailout package for cash-strapped Pakistan.

03 May 2023

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi handed a two-week suspension by PSG: Here's why

Lionel Messi has been handed a two-week suspension by Paris Saint-Germain.

30 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri: 229 Indians reach home as Sudan conflict rages

India brought back home 229 citizens stranded in strife-torn Sudan on Saturday under Operation Kaveri as the army-paramilitary conflict entered its third week.

27 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri: 1,100 Indians evacuated from Sudan, 360 reach Delhi

Nearly 1,100 Indians stranded in Sudan have been evacuated from the country in six batches so far under Operation Kaveri, which was launched to rescue Indians from the strife-torn Northeast African nation.

25 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri to evacuate Indians marooned in violence-hit Sudan

India on Monday launched Operation Kaveri to bring back its nearly 3,000 citizens stranded in Sudan, which is in turmoil due to a power struggle between the country's army and a paramilitary force.

19 Apr 2023

S Jaishankar

Saudi, UAE assure support for Indian citizens' safety in Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have assured their support for the safety and security of Indians in violence-torn Sudan following discussions between External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his counterparts, India Today reported.

18 Apr 2023

Antonio Guterres

Sudan: 185 killed in army-paramilitary clashes, UN appeals for ceasefire

The death toll from three days of severe battle between the regular army and paramilitaries in Sudan has risen to at least 185, with more than 1,800 injured, according to the United Nations Special Representative for Sudan Volker Perthes.

03 Apr 2023


OPEC+ cuts oil output: Know its impact on India

A surprise cut in oil output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, or OPEC+, has sent the global market into a frenzy.

28 Mar 2023


Saudi Arabia: 20 Umrah pilgrims killed in bus accident

At least 20 people were killed and 29 were injured after a bus hit a bridge, overturned, and burst into flames in Saudi Arabia's Asir province on Monday, AFP reported, quoting state media.

22 Mar 2023


Ramzan 2023: 5 series to watch this holy month

The holy month of Ramzan is here. The one that's filled with prayers, fasting, the time spent with family during iftar, and all those lip-smacking delicacies, too.

02 Mar 2023


What is so special about these futuristic, ultra-modern cities

We are in an age where every single day a new technology is invented.

Saudi Arabia to soon send first woman astronaut to space

Saudi Arabia is set to send its first-ever woman astronaut to space later this year.

08 Feb 2023

Real Madrid

FIFA Club World Cup: Saudi side Al Hilal stun Flamengo

Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal earned a 3-2 victory over Brazilian giants Flamengo in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup in the Moroccan city of Tangier.

28 Nov 2022

Camil flu

Camel flu threat looms over FIFA World Cup; advisory issued

Football fever has gripped the world with the FIFA World Cup 2022—one of the largest global events—in full swing in Qatar.