Saudi Arabia: News

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.

19 Nov 2022

Narendra Modi

On immunity to Saudi Crown Prince, US cites PM Modi

The United States (US) has cited Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi as an example while advancing immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accused of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's assassination.

19 Oct 2022

Mohammed Bin Salman

Anti-kingdom tweets: Saudi Arabia jails US citizen for 16 years

Saudi Arabia sentenced an elderly US citizen of Saudi origin to 16 years for his old tweets critical of the kingdom.

First Saudi woman astronaut will go to space in 2023

It seems that the Middle-Eastern space push has caught some real steam. Saudi Arabia is the latest to join the party.

23 Sep 2022


Saudi Arabia: Huge gold, copper deposits discovered in Medina city

The gulf nation of Saudi Arabia has discovered large deposits of gold and copper in the holy city of Medina, an official release said this week.

29 Aug 2022

Andhra Pradesh

Aged Indian couple creates history by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro together

Ravi Kishore Mallapragada's childhood hobby of climbing small hills in Visakhapatnam became an obsession for him as he recently climbed Gilman's Point in Kilimanjaro along with his wife Sowdamini.

21 Aug 2022


IIT goes global: UK, Egypt, Malaysia among 7 countries identified

A committee for expanding IITs abroad has identified the UK, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Malaysia as prospective countries.

31 Jul 2022


Meet the women DJs making Saudis groove to their beats

Women DJs, a once unthinkable phenomenon in Saudi Arabia, are taking the country by storm.

16 Jul 2022

Mohammed Bin Salman

You're to blame for Khashoggi's murder: Biden tells Saudi prince

US President Joe Biden stated on Friday that he informed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) that he held him accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, briefly after sharing greetings with the kingdom's de-facto ruler.

08 Jun 2022


Prophet remarks: Reasons why India can't ignore Gulf outrage

The ongoing controversy over former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma making insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad has provoked negative reactions from Gulf countries.

COVID-19 re-emergence: Saudi bans travel to India, 15 other countries

Saudi Arabia has barred its citizens from traveling to 16 countries, including India, following the re-emergence of COVID-19 cases.

19 Apr 2022


Peaceful Sweden witnesses riots sparked by Quran burnings, dozens arrested

Sweden is witnessing violent clashes across many cities between police and protesters opposing a far-right party's plans to burn copies of the sacred Islamic book—the Quran.

15 Apr 2022


Saudi Prince rejects Musk's Twitter offer; Vanguard becomes largest shareholder

Elon Musk's offer to buy 100% of Twitter for $43 billion was rejected by Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal—who owns a stake in Twitter through Kingdom Holding Company.

29 Nov 2021

Formula 1

Everything to know about world's fastest F1 street circuit

The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be held in the city of Jeddah on December 5.

23 Aug 2021

Akshay Kumar

'Bell Bottom': Saudi Arabia, Qatar ban Akshay Kumar's espionage thriller

Akshay Kumar's period film Bell Bottom was the first major theatrical release, massively boosting the suffering movie industry of the country.

28 Jul 2021


Saudi: Three-year travel ban for citizens visiting 'red list' countries

Saudi Arabia has announced a three-year travel ban and hefty penalties on citizens who visit countries on the Kingdom's COVID-19 red list, including India.

15 Apr 2021


Saudi Arabia: Grave of Hindu man buried as Muslim located

The Saudi Arabian government has located the grave of a Hindu man who was buried there as per Muslim rights and is considering repatriation of the remains, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

16 Mar 2021

Delhi High Court

Wife seeks mortal remains of Hindu man buried in Saudi

A peculiar case came up before the Delhi HC on Tuesday wherein the mortal remains of a Hindu man, an Indian citizen, were wrongly buried in Saudi Arabia as per Muslim rites due to incorrect translation of his religion on the death certificate by Indian Consulate officials in Jeddah.

27 Feb 2021

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi prince MbS approved operation to capture, kill Khashoggi: US

The United States on Friday, for the first time, publicly accused Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) of ordering the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote for The Washington Post, in 2018.

26 Feb 2021

Joe Biden

Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder

United States President Joe Biden held a telephonic conversation with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, before an intelligence report on the murder of a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is to be released.

11 Feb 2021


Yemen rebel attack on Saudi airport sets plane on fire

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia with bomb-laden drones, causing a civilian plane on the tarmac to catch fire, the kingdom's state television reported. The attack threatened to escalate Yemen's grinding war.

11 Jan 2021

Mohammed Bin Salman

The Line: Saudi Arabia unveils city with no roads, cars

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has unveiled plans for a future city 'The Line,' which is part of the $500 billion project called "Neom."

07 Jan 2021

Motor Sports

India's CS Santosh suffers crash in Dakar Rally: Details here

India's renowned motorcycle racer CS Santosh suffered a crash during the ongoing Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

05 Jan 2021

Haj Committee

Arrangements being made to vaccinate Haj pilgrims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said arrangements are being made to administer coronavirus vaccines to those going from India for the Haj pilgrimage.

29 Dec 2020

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term

Prominent women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to nearly six years in jail by a Saudi court on Monday, her family said.

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