Saudi gets death for role in al Qaeda cell

A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced one man to death and imprisoned several others for involvement in an al Qaeda cell that targeted foreigners, official media said.

Tamil Nadu seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of fishermen in Saudi

Drawing Centre's attention to the "pathetic plight" of 22 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in Saudi Arabia, the state government on Friday sought its intervention in ensuring their well being and also their return home.

Over 2 million Muslims complete Haj pilgrimage

Over two million Muslims, including about 1.5 lakh Indians, completed Haj on Tuesday as Saudi authorities described this year's pilgrimage as the most successful ever and incident-free.

Saudi government to ensure infection free Haj

In the wake of the Ebola and Coronavirus outbreak, the Saudi government has said it will screen Hajj pilgrims this year.

British, Saudi defence chiefs discuss Iraq crisis

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and visiting British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond discussed Tuesday the latest turmoil in Iraq, which borders the oil rich kingdom, state news agency SPA reported.

Saudi hands Shiite protester death sentence

A Saudi court sentenced to death a Shiite protester convicted of opening fire on a police patrol during unrest in the kingdom`s east, local media reported on Tuesday.

Indian driver shot dead by employer`s son in Saudi

A 24-year-old Indian, who had arrived in Saudi Arabia a week ago, was shot dead by his employer`s son in Mecca.

Saudi halts Brazil beef imports over suspected mad cow

Saudi Arabia has suspended beef imports from Brazil over fears of a suspected case of atypical mad cow disease detected in the country, the Gulf kingdom said on Monday.

Saudi MERS death toll reaches 115: Ministry

Saudi health authorities announced on Monday that the death toll from the MERS coronavirus has reached 115 since the respiratory disease first appeared in the kingdom in 2012.

Saudi jailed for 10 years for anti-regime tweet

A Saudi court has jailed a Tweeter for 10 years after convicting him of insulting the kingdom`s political and religious leaders and urging anti-regime protests.

Indian boy dies in Saudi after being run over by vehicle

A three-year-old Indian boy died after being run over by a vehicle in Saudi Arabia`s Makkah province, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Saudi beheads Indian worker for murder

An Indian worker convicted of murdering a Saudi was beheaded by the sword in the Riyadh region today, the interior ministry said.

Saudi Foreign Minister to arrive in Pakistan today

Amid speculation that embattled former dictator Pervez Musharraf might leave the country for medical treatment, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal will arrive here tonight on an official visit for talks with the Pakistani leadership.

Saudi princess free on USD 5 million bail in California

A Saudi princess charged with human trafficking has been freed after posting USD 5 million bail, but authorities imposed strict travel requirements and GPS tracking to keep her in Southern California.

Saudi executes Pakistani for rape, murder

Saudi authorities executed on Friday a Pakistani man convicted of rape and murder, in the northwestern town of Tabuk, the interior ministry said.

Saudi gets life in jail for US bomb plot

A Saudi man who plotted to bomb targets in the US has been sentenced to life in prison.

Saudi beheads Pakistani heroin smuggler

Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani man
Tuesday after he was convicted of smuggling a "large amount" of

Saudi renews call for Taliban to renounce Qaeda

The Taliban have denied reports of planned peace talks in Saudi Arabia, despite claims by Afghan officials that the two sides would hold talks.

Saudi held in Malaysia for insulting Islam

A Saudi Arabian newspaper columnist who fled his country after being accused of insulting Islam has been arrested in Malaysia, said police sources.

‘Aghan Prez Karzai seeks Taliban talks in Saudi’

A member of the Taliban`s leadership council, Quetta Shura, also backed the report of talks
in Saudi Arabia.