Saudi Arabia: News

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.

21 Dec 2020


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.

23 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

05 Nov 2020


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.

30 Oct 2020


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.

07 Sep 2020

Russia News

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.

07 Aug 2020


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.

23 Jun 2020

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated

India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

18 Jun 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

26 Mar 2020


G20 summit on #Coronavirus: India to have coordinated, forward-looking approach

An extraordinary virtual G20 leaders' summit will be convened on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and global plans to deal with public health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.

23 Mar 2020

Times of India

Delhi: How a coronavirus positive woman may have infected dozens

Not letting the coronavirus spread through community is the only agenda of the government, but the behavior of some is making the task impossible. Case in point, a woman who returned from Saudi Arabia, who possibly infected a dozen others.

14 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Excise duty on petrol, diesel hiked Rs. 3 per liter

The government on Friday announced an increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 3 per liter, the steepest hike in eight years.

09 Mar 2020

Russia News

Petrol, diesel prices fall; check new rates here

The prices of petrol and diesel fell for the fifth consecutive day on Monday as the global coronavirus outbreak had a ripple effect on crude oil rates.

09 Mar 2020


Sensex crashes 2,300 points; records biggest single-day fall in decade

Market indices Sensex and Nifty crashed on Monday trading 6% lower in the biggest single-day fall in at least a decade.

09 Mar 2020

Russia News

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

Oil prices crashed by 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed prices launching a price war against Russia.

09 Mar 2020


Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

In what is believed to be the latest crackdown by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), a fourth prince was reportedly arrested on Saturday.

13 Feb 2020


In conservative Saudi, youngsters are taking the 'risk' of dating

Saudi Arabia's conservative society bans a lot of things and a relationship before marriage is one of them.

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