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Saudi king Salman to launch 'entertainment city' near Riyadh

Saudi king Salman to launch 'entertainment city' near Riyadh

The 334-square kilometre project in Qiddiya, southwest of Riyadh, would rival Walt Disney and include high-end theme parks, motor sport facilities and a safari park, officials say.

Apr 24, 2018, 07:16 AM IST
Saudi Arabia allows women to join military

Saudi Arabia allows women to join military

Saudi Arabia has for the very first time opened applications for women to enlist in the military as the kingdom continues to enact reforms granting females more access to a wide range of previously forbidden careers.

Feb 27, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
Saudi Arabia to recruit female investigators

Saudi Arabia to recruit female investigators

Saudi Arabia has launched the recruitment of female investigators, according to a local media report.

Feb 12, 2018, 09:18 AM IST
Missile attack `proves` Iran backing Yemen rebels: Saudi-led coalition

Missile attack `proves` Iran backing Yemen rebels: Saudi-led coalition

In December, Riyadh warned "Iranian-manufactured ballistic weapons" threatened the kingdom`s security following a foiled ballistic missile attack from Yemen.

Jan 05, 2018, 17:43 PM IST
'Losing only one game at World Blitz Championship is huge achievement,' feels chess ace Viswanathan Anand

'Losing only one game at World Blitz Championship is huge achievement,' feels chess ace Viswanathan Anand

Anand has endured a tough year which included an early exit in the Chess World Cup in Georgia and finishing last in the recent London Chess Classic, before the turnaround towards the end of 2017.

Dec 31, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid title, calls it a 'wonderful surprise'

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid title, calls it a 'wonderful surprise'

Chess icon Viswanathan Anand hit back at his critics in style by winning the World Rapid title in Riyadh on Friday, his first in the format since 2003. The 48-year-old had of late been drawing flak for a string of sub-par performances.   

Dec 29, 2017, 11:46 AM IST
Saudi Airlines flight develops technical snag during take-off in Lucknow, all safe

Saudi Airlines flight develops technical snag during take-off in Lucknow, all safe

The Riyadh-bound Saudi Airlines flight number SV895 was carrying 300 passengers.

Dec 27, 2017, 21:13 PM IST

20 Saudi officials, princes accused of corruption released

Around 20 Saudi Arabian princes and officials accused of corruption were released after accepting financial settlement, local media reported on Monday.

Dec 26, 2017, 12:14 PM IST
Saudi says it intercepted Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh

Saudi says it intercepted Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh

An AFP correspondent heard a loud explosion at 1050 GMT, shortly before the scheduled unveiling of the Saudi budget, which is usually announced by the king from the Yamamah palace, his official residence.

Dec 19, 2017, 21:32 PM IST
Saudi Arabia intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen: State media

Saudi Arabia intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen: State media

The missile targeted the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, but no casualties were reported.

Dec 01, 2017, 06:50 AM IST

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