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Lebanon PM Saad Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was on Friday preparing to leave Saudi Arabia for France, a move aimed at defusing political turmoil sparked by his shock resignation in Riyadh.

Nov 17, 2017, 19:22 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's King Salman to hand over crown to his son, Mohammed bin Salman, next week: Report

Saudi Arabia's King Salman to hand over crown to his son, Mohammed bin Salman, next week: Report

This would be the first time in 64 years that the crown of Saudi Arabia will pass from one generation to the next.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

Saudis holding PM Hariri hostage, says Lebanon President

Lebanese President on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining its Prime Minister.

Nov 15, 2017, 20:09 PM IST
Hezbollah chief calls Lebanese PM Saad Hariri `detained` in Saudi Arabia

Hezbollah chief calls Lebanese PM Saad Hariri `detained` in Saudi Arabia

The head of Lebanon`s powerful Hezbollah movement on Friday said Saad Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister from Riyadh last week, was "detained" by Saudi Arabia.

Nov 10, 2017, 21:32 PM IST
Saudi-led coalition calls missile 'dangerous escalation' of Yemen conflict

Saudi-led coalition calls missile 'dangerous escalation' of Yemen conflict

Saudi air defence forces had intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards Riyadh on Sunday.

Nov 06, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over Riyadh after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, with debris landing inside the capital's international airport, officials said.

Nov 05, 2017, 07:15 AM IST

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi wins Iran support as forces battle ISIS, Kurds

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose forces Thursday battled jihadists in the west of the country and Kurds in the north, won the support of Iranian leaders at talks in Tehran.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:50 PM IST
Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi arrives on Saudi visit

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi arrives on Saudi visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Riyadh in a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations between the Arab neighbours.

Oct 22, 2017, 06:13 AM IST
Saudi women to be fined before lifting of driving ban

Saudi women to be fined before lifting of driving ban

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered in September to allow women to drive cars after decades of restricting driving only to male citizens and residents. 

Oct 11, 2017, 15:51 PM IST
Saudi king makes historic visit to Russia

Saudi king makes historic visit to Russia

The Saudi king`s Kremlin meeting with Putin was expected to begin at 1000 GMT, to be followed by a state dinner.

Oct 05, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
'Battle of the sexes': Saudi men react to women driving

'Battle of the sexes': Saudi men react to women driving

The decision was led by Prince Mohammed, who styles himself as a reformer who will set the country on the road to modernity and civil liberty.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
Saudi women rejoice at end of driving ban long backed by clerics

Saudi women rejoice at end of driving ban long backed by clerics

The Saudi ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday women would not need their guardians` permission to get a licence, nor to have a guardian in the car when driving.

Sep 27, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride, part of reform push

Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride, part of reform push

The festivities are part of a government bid to boost national pride and improve the quality of life for Saudis.

Sep 23, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

Saudi pilot killed in Yemen operation against Al-Qaeda

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, when Hadi fled into exile as the rebels threatened to overrun his last stronghold.

Sep 14, 2017, 19:25 PM IST
Indian woman facing sexual harassment in Riyadh, brought back home

Indian woman facing sexual harassment in Riyadh, brought back home

A woman hailing from Hyderabad, who allegedly faced mental and sexual harassment from her employer in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh, has been brought back home safely.

Sep 10, 2017, 11:50 AM IST

35 Egyptian pilgrims die during Haj pilgrimage

The pilgrimage started on August 31, with more than two million pilgrims, including 1.8 million foreigners, expected to participate.

Sep 03, 2017, 10:41 AM IST

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5 in what has become the worst political crisis to grip the Gulf region in decades.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Indian woman faces sexual harassment in Riyadh, sister seeks Sushma Swaraj's help

 The family of a woman, hailing from Hyderabad, who allegedly faced mental and sexual harassment from her employer in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh, has sought the help of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Aug 17, 2017, 09:58 AM IST

Saudi Arabia's airline says US laptop ban lifted

Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, was the last carrier to have its ban lifted.

Jul 19, 2017, 18:20 PM IST

Saudi Arabia's Police arrest woman for skirt video

Home to Islam`s holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the kingdom cleaves to a strict interpretation of Islam and requires Saudi women to wear a conservative dress.

Jul 18, 2017, 22:34 PM IST