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Saudi Arabia says it does not need Turkish military base

Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed".

Are you with us or with Qatar? Saudi Arabia King asks Nawaz Sharif

Are you with us or with Qatar? Saudi Arabia King asks Nawaz Sharif

Amid the current crisis in the Gulf countries involving Qatar, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah on Monday.

FAKE viral photo: Angela Merkel's blurred hair pic in Saudi Arabia was actually doctored

FAKE viral photo: Angela Merkel's blurred hair pic in Saudi Arabia was actually doctored

When Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she won't cover her head on her visit to Saudi Arabia, it became a headline. 

Planning to go to Haj? Pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

Planning to go to Haj? Pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

The practice of ferrying devotees between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways was stopped from 1995 on account of MV Akbari, the ship which would transport pilgrims, growing old.

Fire in Iraqi airplane in Saudi airport controlled, 356 passengers evacuated

Saudi firefighting team extinguished on Saturday a limited fire in an airplane of the Iraqi airline at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and 356 passengers were evacuated.

Saudi prince flogged in court-ordered punishment: Report

A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Oct 19 after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi.

Saudi Police foil mosque suicide bombing: Ministry

Al Qaeda waged a campaign of shootings and bombings against foreigners and Saudi security personnel between 2003 and 2007.

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Telangana leave for Jeddah

The first batch of 340 pilgrims left from Telangana for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to perform the Haj pilgrimage.

First batch of 25 crisis-hit Indian workers arrives home from Jeddah

First batch of 25 crisis-hit Indian workers arrives home from Jeddah

The first batch of 25 crisis-hit Indian workers who had left for New Delhi from the King Abdulaziz International Airport arrived home on Thursday evening.

Stranded workers: VK Singh leaves for Saudi Arabia

With thousands of Indians reeling under severe financial crisis in Saudi Arabia after losing their jobs, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Tuesday night left for the Gulf nation to assess the situation and finalise modalities to bring back those who want to return to India.

Gen VK Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Gen VK Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Singh will travel to the Gulf nation in the next few days and it is aimed at resolving the crisis, sources said.

10,000 Indians facing food crisis in UAE, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj steps in for help

10,000 Indians facing food crisis in UAE, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj steps in for help

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has been directed to serve food to them and that she was monitoring the situation on an hourly basis.

Pakistani PM urges international response after Saudi attacks

The Pakistani Prime Minister stressed that the international community in general and the Muslims in particular need to forge unity.

Multiple suicide blasts hit Saudi Arabia's Medina, Jeddah, Qatif

Multiple suicide blasts hit Saudi Arabia's Medina, Jeddah, Qatif

A suicide bomber detonated a device near the security headquarters of the Prophet`s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, the second-holiest site in Islam, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Monday. 

Suicide bombing near US consulate in Saudi: Report

Suicide bombing near US consulate in Saudi: Report

An explosion was heard on Monday near the US consulate general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Al Jazeera cited local media as saying.

Saudi Arabia unveils first targets in sweeping reform plan

Saudi Arabia unveils first targets in sweeping reform plan

In a press conference in the early hours of Tuesday in Jeddah, officials revealed sweeping plans to create some 450,000 non-government jobs by 2020, boost non-oil revenues and cut the cost of public wages.

Saudi, Iran agree to repatriate dead pilgrims: Reports

 Saudi and Iranian health ministers have agreed to repatriate Iranian pilgrims killed in last week's Hajj stampede, Saudi state media said, after Tehran threatened a "fierce" response over delays.

Two Hyderabad women among those killed in Hajj stampede

Another woman from Hyderabad is among those killed in the stampede during Hajj at Mina near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, officials said.

Grand Mosque accident: Nine Indian pilgrims injured, says MEA

Grand Mosque accident: Nine Indian pilgrims injured, says MEA

Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday night that they had received reports of nine Indian pilgrims being injured in in the mishap that happened at Mecca`s Grand Mosque.