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18 Sep 2017Snapchat
Qatar crisis: Saudi forces Snapchat to block Al Jazeera access
Snapchat has blocked access to broadcaster Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia.
11 Sep 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Fresh evidence indicates alleged Saudi Arabia connection in 9/11 attack
Evidence that was submitted in the 9/11 lawsuit reportedly reveals that the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a "dry run" for the 9/11 attacks.
10 Sep 2017Donald Trump
Saudi Arabia suspends talks with Qatar over protocol row
Saudi Arabia has suspended dialogue with Qatar, shortly after a phone call between Qatar's emir and the Saudi crown prince.
25 Aug 2017West Bengal
Saudi Arabia: 'Saudisation' may affect opportunities for Indians
Indian migrants are likely to be hit by Saudi Arabia's revised 'Nitaqat' scheme, which aims to provide more employment opportunities for Saudi nationals.
20 Aug 2017Abu Dhabi
Leaked emails: UAE envoy calls Saudi leadership "f&*%ing coo coo"
In several now-leaked emails, UAE's envoy to the US Yousef Otaiba has called Saudi Arabia's leadership "f%$&ing coo coo".
11 Aug 2017India
7,620 Indians behind bars in foreign countries, highest in Saudi
The Pew Research Centre recently revealed that India is one of the top sources of immigration: one in 20 migrants globally is from India.
09 Aug 2017World
Saudi Arabian airlines' dress code sparks outrage
That Saudi Arabia has strict rules for social behavior, especially for women, isn't new. But a dress code issued by Saudia Airlines, its national carrier, has sparked outrage.
08 Aug 2017World
Saudi Arabia plans cities on sand to stop oil reliance
Saudi Arabia is now turning over a new leaf. After years of using its vast oil reserves as the primary source for fuelling its economy, the world's biggest oil exporter has now decided to focus on its other abundant natural resource - deserts.
04 Aug 2017Qatar
Qatar okays law to give permanent residency to its expats
To counter boycott from the Saudi-led alliance, Qatar has now okayed a draft law that grants permanent residency cards to certain foreigners.
27 Jul 2017Security
US to introduce stricter screening measures for tablets, e-readers
Passengers traveling in US airlines will be required to take out their tablets, e-readers and other large electronic devices from carry-on luggage for inspection.
25 Jul 2017Karnataka
Karnataka: Engineering colleges raise their cut-off ranks this year
Anxiety gripped engineering aspirants in Karnataka as several engineering colleges raised their cut-off ranks this year. RV College of Engineering, for instance, raised its cut-off rank to 310 from 450 in 2016.
24 Jul 2017Ministry Of External Affairs
Indian immigration to Gulf dips, so do remittances
The number of Indian workers immigrating to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has declined to 507,296 in 2016 from 775,845 in 2014.
23 Jul 2017World
'Forbidden': A guide for Indian job seekers in Saudi
Cut it out! That is what a government advisory states to Indian job seekers in Saudi Arabia. Obscene clips on your mobile or laptop or anything which suggests black magic must be ruled out before you hop off on a plane to Saudi.
20 Jul 2017Jared Kushner
Drug addiction: Reason why Saudi Arabia's heir apparent was replaced
Mohammad bin Nayef, known as MbN in Saudi Arabia's power corridors, was recently asked to step aside by King Salman making his favourite son Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) the successor.
19 Jul 2017Mohammed Bin Salman
Woman arrested in Saudi Arabia for wearing skirt and top
A woman identified as 'Khulood' has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for wearing "immodest clothes": a skirt and top.
13 Jul 2017Sushma Swaraj
10 Indians killed in major house fire in Saudi Arabia
A major fire broke out in a windowless house in Saudi Arabia and killed at least 10 Indians, 1 Bangladeshi national and left 6 others injured.
10 Jul 2017Qatar Airways
US laptop ban on Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian lifted
Restrictions on passengers on US-bound flights carrying laptops in the cabin have been lifted for Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian.
05 Jul 2017ISIS
Amid diplomatic crisis, Qatar increases LNG production capacity by 30%
Even as Doha said it is trying to reach an agreement in the ongoing diplomatic crisis, it announced a steep increase in LNG production capacity, hinting it isn't ruling out a prolonged dispute.
03 Jul 2017ISIS
Middle-East crisis: Qatar gets another 48 hours to accept demands
Four Arab states including Saudi Arabia have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept 13 demands within 48 hours, or there will be further sanctions, they warned.
29 Jun 2017United States of America
US announces new flight security measures to avoid laptop ban
The US Department of Homeland Security has unveiled enhanced security measures for all flights entering the US.
28 Jun 2017Qatar
Saudi Arabia unrelenting on harsh demands against Qatar
Saudi Arabia remained adamant that its demands on Qatar were non-negotiable, as the US and Kuwait mediated talks between the various parties in ongoing Qatar crisis in Washington, DC.
24 Jun 2017Karnataka
Karnataka CET topper gets an AIR-4 in NEET
Sankeerth Sadananda has done it yet again. He has not only topped in Common Entrance Test, 2017 in Karnataka but also secured an all India rank of 4 in NEET, 2017.
21 Jun 2017India
Will Saudi's family tax force Indians to return?
With Saudi Arabia rolling its family tax plan for the expatriates, it is the 41 lakh Indians who will suffer the most and may eventually end up returning to their homeland.
21 Jun 2017Salman Khan
Mohammed Bin Salman named Saudi Arabia's crown prince
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has promoted his son Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, to crown prince.
16 Jun 2017Donald Trump
US, Qatar ink $12 billion deal on F-15 fighter jets
Against the backdrop of Qatar's isolation in the Middle East, US has inked a $12 billion deal for supply of 36 F-15 fighter jets to Qatar.
10 Jun 2017ISIS
IS warns Saudi Arabia of violence, says 'turn will come'
The IS threatened Saudi Arabia of attacks in the near future.
10 Jun 2017ISIS
US calls on Arab countries to ease Qatar blockade
The US has called on Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain to ease their blockade on Qatar.
09 Jun 2017India
Middle East diplomacy- Indians in Qatar urged to 'stay alert'
The Indian embassy in Doha has urged the 630,000 nationals living there to "stay alert", even as four Arab countries severed all relations with Qatar.
08 Jun 2017Iran
Iran blames Saudis for Tehran attacks that killed 12
At least 12 people were killed and 43 wounded in simultaneous attacks on Iran's Parliament building and the mausoleum of the republic's founder Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7.
07 Jun 2017ISIS
Qatar's isolation marks the beginning of end to terrorism: Trump
Weighing in on the ongoing Middle East diplomatic crisis, President Trump stated that his trip to Middle East was already paying off, referring to Arab countries hardening stance against funding extremism.
06 Jun 2017India
Middle east diplomatic crisis: What does India stand to lose?
Speaking on the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj called it an intra-Gulf-Co-operation Council affair, with no implications for India.
05 Jun 2017ISIS
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have severed diplomatic, land and air ties with Qatar accusing them of backing terrorist groups including ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
29 May 2017Iran
Growing US-Saudi friendship: Ayatollah calls Saudi Arabia a 'milked cow'
A latest report from Iran's semi-official news agency Fars has reported that its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei termed Saudi Arabia, " a cow milked by the United States".
28 May 2017Islam
Tillerson declines to host Ramzan celebration at State Department
According to US officials, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has broken the tradition by declining a request to host an event to mark the Islamic holy month of Ramzan.
22 May 2017Donald Trump
Trump seeks 'ultimate peace deal' during Israel visit
US President Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestine territories where he's expected to push for "the ultimate deal" to end the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict.
22 May 2017Donald Trump
Step up in fight over 'Islamist-extremism': Trump to Arab leaders
On his first foreign trip as President to Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump revised his anti-Islam rhetoric and classified the fight against terrorism as one between good and evil.
21 May 2017Angela Merkel
Melania Trump refuses to wear headscarf in Saudi
US First Lady Melania Trump refused to wear a headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia, sparking controversy. US President Trump had earlier lambasted former first lady Michelle Obama for making the same choice.
21 May 2017Donald Trump
Trump's Saudi Arabia visit- Signs $110 billion arms deal
US President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on his maiden foreign visit. He will visit West Asia and Europe.
18 May 2017India
Iraq surpasses Saudi to top Indian oil supplies
Iraq has surpassed Saudi Arabia, to become the top supplier of Oil to India, according to Reuters.
13 May 2017Donald 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.