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18 Sep 2017


Qatar crisis: Saudi forces Snapchat to block Al Jazeera access

Snapchat has blocked access to broadcaster Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia.

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 2017

Donald 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 2017

West 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 2017

Abu 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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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.

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 2017


'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 2017

Jared 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 2017

Mohammed 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 2017

Sushma 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 2017

Qatar 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 2017


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 2017


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.

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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017

Salman 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 2017

Donald 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 2017


IS warns Saudi Arabia of violence, says 'turn will come'

The IS threatened Saudi Arabia of attacks in the near future.

10 Jun 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017

Donald 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 2017

Donald 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 2017

Angela 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 2017

Donald 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 2017


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 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.

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