Saudis welcoming Iran deal with reservations: Carter

Saudi King Salman welcomed the Iran nuclear deal in a meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter but expressed reservations about how effectively it will be enforced, Carter said on Wednesday.

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi`s old Jeddah
Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi`s old Jeddah

Residents of the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah are slowly returning to its historic centre, where a Ramadan cultural festival and UN heritage status are giving new life to the old quarter.

'Several' Americans held in Yemen: State Dept

Several Americans have been detained in Yemen, a State Department official said Sunday, amid reports that at least four US citizens are being held by Shiite rebels.

India in touch with Saudi Arabia over Indians in Najran

India on Wednesday said it is in touch with Saudi Arabia where over 100 Indians were caught in the crossfire in the Saudi town of Najran, bordering Yemen.

Saudi navy evacuates diplomats from Yemen`s Aden

Saudi warships evacuated dozens of foreign diplomats from Yemen`s main southern city Aden hours before the kingdom launched an air war on advancing Shiite rebels, state media announced on Saturday.

Woman gets 70 lashes for insulting Saudi man on WhatsApp

A 32-year-old woman will receive 70 lashes and have to pay USD 5,332 fine for defaming a Saudi man on an instant messaging application.

Indian arrested in Saudi Arabia for posting blasphemous image

An Indian has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, a media report here said on Thursday.

India's Haj quota fixed at 136,020 for this year

The Haj quota for India for 2015 has been fixed at 136,020 pilgrims following the conclusion of the annual Haj agreement between India and Saudi Arabia.

Pan-Muslim body urges restraint after cartoon 'hatred'

A pan-Islamic human rights body on Sunday urged Muslims to show restraint despite what it called the "hatred" displayed by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

'Saudi postpones blogger lashing on medical grounds'

Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday`s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received the first 50 of 1,000-lash sentence, his wife said.

Saudi-Egypt power link project to start in new year

A project to link the electricity grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia will start next year at a cost of at least $1.5 billion, officials said on Monday.

Dummy stun-grenade on plane, probe on; Minister contradicts Air India

Rebuffing Air India's attempts at cover-up, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the wee hours.

Defused grenade found on PM Modi's standby aircraft?

In a security scare, the Air India crew on Friday night found a defused grenade in the business class of an Air India jumbo aircraft, which was kept as a standby for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent US visit.

`Defused grenade` found on PM Narendra Modi's standby aircraft turns out to be `plastic wrapper`
`Defused grenade` found on PM Narendra Modi's standby aircraft turns out to be `plastic wrapper`

A suspected explosive device on board a standby Air India VVIP aircraft has turned out to be a plastic wrapper, an airline official said in New Delhi on Saturday.

Two BJP leaders to represent India at Haj pilgrimage

Two senior BJP politicians will represent India at this year's Haj where over 1.3 lakh Indian pilgrims are scheduled to take part.

Haj pilgrims tested for Ebola at Jeddah airport

 Haj pilgrims arriving at Jeddah`s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) are being screened, tested and given preventive medication against the Ebola virus, media reported Monday.

Indian dies of MERS in Saudi Arabia; family refuses to claim body

An Indian worker has died in Saudi Arabia after contracting MERS coronavirus and his family is reluctant to repatriate the remains back home amid fears that they might get infected if they came in contact with the body.

Pakistani beheaded in Saudi for drug trafficking

A Pakistani national was on Thursday beheaded in Saudi Arabia for smuggling large quantity of heroin into the country, the second execution of a citizen from the South Asian nation in three weeks.

OIC condemns church attacks in Nigeria

Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the killing of at least 56 people and the destruction of churches in Nigeria.

Kerry arrives in Saudi to discuss Syria, Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Friday to meet the Syrian opposition as Washington unveiled plans to provide some $500 million in arms and training to the rebels.