Articles about Saudi Arabia

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

23 May 2022

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

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

Peaceful Sweden witnesses riots sparked by Quran burnings, dozens arrested

19 Apr 2022

World
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.

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

15 Apr 2022

Business
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.

Everything to know about world's fastest F1 street circuit

29 Nov 2021

Auto
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.

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

23 Aug 2021

Entertainment
'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.

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

28 Jul 2021

World
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.

Saudi Arabia: Grave of Hindu man buried as Muslim located

15 Apr 2021

India
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.

Wife seeks mortal remains of Hindu man buried in Saudi

16 Mar 2021

India
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.

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

27 Feb 2021

World
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.

Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder

26 Feb 2021

World
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.

Yemen rebel attack on Saudi airport sets plane on fire

11 Feb 2021

World
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.

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

24 Jan 2021

India
Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

As the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations is underway in India, nearly 16 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been inoculated, government data showed.

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

11 Jan 2021

World
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."

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

07 Jan 2021

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.

Arrangements being made to vaccinate Haj pilgrims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

05 Jan 2021

India
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.

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

29 Dec 2020

World
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.

Saudi Arabia's $100bn investment plan in India is on track

21 Dec 2020

Business
Saudi Arabia's $100bn investment plan in India is on track

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that its investment plans in India have not derailed and predicted that the Indian economy has the strength to bounce back from the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

18 Dec 2020

World
United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the United States, outgoing President Donald Trump announced ahead of the nation's drug regulator.

Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

15 Dec 2020

Technology
Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been found safe and effective, the United States Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Tuesday.

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

13 Dec 2020

Sports
ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Sunday, announced the rescheduled qualification pathway to the Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2022.

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

12 Dec 2020

World
US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for its mass rollout across the United States.

ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

04 Dec 2020

Technology
ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

ZTE has launched its Axon 20 5G model in the global markets. The handset was introduced in China in September as the world's first commercial smartphone with an under-display camera.

India will host G20 Summit in 2023

23 Nov 2020

World
India will host G20 Summit in 2023

On Sunday, G20 leaders announced that India will host the prestigious summit in 2023, a year later than what was decided earlier.

Lenovo K12 Note, with Snapdragon 662 chipset, goes official

05 Nov 2020

Technology
Lenovo K12 Note, with Snapdragon 662 chipset, goes official

Expanding its range of affordable smartphones, Lenovo has launched the K12 Note model. It comes as a rebranded version of the Moto G9 that was launched in India in August.

Honor 10X Lite to be launched globally on November 10

05 Nov 2020

Technology
Honor 10X Lite to be launched globally on November 10

Honor is all set to launch its budget-friendly 10X Lite model in the global markets on November 10. To recall, it was announced in Saudi Arabia last month.

Gilgit-Baltistan is India's integral part, Pakistan must vacate it: MEA

02 Nov 2020

India
Gilgit-Baltistan is India's integral part, Pakistan must vacate it: MEA

Hours after a provisional provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan was announced by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Ministry of External Affairs released a strong statement saying the territory is India's integral part and Islamabad has no locus standi.

Honor 10X Lite, with Kirin 710 chipset, goes official

31 Oct 2020

Technology
Honor 10X Lite, with Kirin 710 chipset, goes official

As the latest addition to its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, Honor has launched the 10X Lite model.

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

30 Oct 2020

World
France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two others at a church in Nice, France, on Thursday, evoking anger and disbelief in the European country, and condemnation globally.

FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

24 Oct 2020

World
FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list after the country failed to fully comply with a 27-point action plan given to it.

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

07 Sep 2020

India
Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.

Nubia Red Magic 5S goes on sale globally

03 Sep 2020

Technology
Nubia Red Magic 5S goes on sale globally

Nubia's flagship smartphone, the Red Magic 5S has gone on sale in over 40 countries.

Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production

21 Aug 2020

World
Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production

Russia has been in the headlines for its two-month-tested 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.

Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady, draws criticism on Twitter

17 Aug 2020

India
Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady, draws criticism on Twitter

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was targeted by Twitter users (and rightly so) after he met Emine Erdogan, Turkey's First Lady, on a trip to Istanbul while shooting for his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha.

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

07 Aug 2020

World
MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, already facing scrutiny for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, has been now accused of another serious crime by a former intelligence officer, Saad Aljabri.

Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

06 Aug 2020

India
Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

The live telecast of the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya, which took place on Wednesday, was reportedly viewed widely across the world.

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

31 Jul 2020

World
Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

World
Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

03 Jul 2020

Business
Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

01 Jul 2020

Sports
India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

29 Jun 2020

World
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.

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