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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 king underlines support for Palenstinians after Crown Prince's Israel comments

Saudi king underlines support for Palenstinians after Crown Prince's Israel comments

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had said in an interview that Israeli people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland - something Saudi Arabia has long opposed.

Apr 04, 2018, 07:08 AM 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 women will now be allowed to drive motorcycles and trucks

Saudi women will now be allowed to drive motorcycles and trucks

In September, King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June.

Dec 16, 2017, 19:42 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
Donald Trump praises Saudi rulers after mass arrests for corruption

Donald Trump praises Saudi rulers after mass arrests for corruption

US President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a move by Saudi Arabia’s future king who tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors.

Nov 07, 2017, 07:22 AM IST
Saudi king sacks top ministers, gives more power to crown prince

Saudi king sacks top ministers, gives more power to crown prince

Saudi King Salman appointed two new ministers on Saturday to key security and economic posts, removing one of the royal family`s most prominent members as head of the National Guard and boosting the kingdom`s young crown prince.

Nov 05, 2017, 14:54 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's King Salman removes senior royal, 11 princes reportedly arrested

Saudi Arabia's King Salman removes senior royal, 11 princes reportedly arrested

Saudi Arabia's King Salman removed a prominent prince who headed the National Guard, replaced the economy minister and announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee.

Nov 05, 2017, 07:05 AM IST
Saudi King, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals

Saudi King, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin today signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow.

Oct 06, 2017, 00:11 AM 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

Saudi Arabia's King orders arrest of prince for video showing abuse

The sale and consumption of alcohol in Saudi Arabia are forbidden.

Jul 20, 2017, 18:29 PM IST

Saudi Arabia official denies former crown prince confined to palace

In his place as Crown Prince, King Salman appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman who also serves as defence minister and leads an ambitious reform agenda to end Saudi Arabia`s over-reliance on oil. 

Jun 29, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Donald Trump congratulates new Saudi crown prince, raises Qatar row

Donald Trump congratulates new Saudi crown prince, raises Qatar row

Qatar is home to the biggest US air base in the Middle East -- a hub in the war against the Islamic State group.

Jun 22, 2017, 08:47 AM IST
Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as heir in succession shake-up

Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as heir in succession shake-up

Saudi Arabia`s King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman.

Jun 21, 2017, 23:36 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman appointed Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman appointed Crown Prince

Although Mohammed bin Salman`s promotion was expected among close circles, it came as a surprise at a time the Saudi kingdom is facing escalating tensions with Qatar and Iran.

Jun 21, 2017, 09:44 AM IST

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".

Jun 17, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Saudi Arabia king strips crown prince of prosecution oversight

Saudi Arabia king strips crown prince of prosecution oversight

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a royal decree that restructures the country's system for prosecutions, essentially stripping the crown prince of longstanding powers overseeing criminal investigations.

Jun 17, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

Saudi Arabia and allies including the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Monday cut diplomatic ties with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member Qatar over claims that Doha supports extremism.

Jun 08, 2017, 08:28 AM IST
Making America Great Again? Donald Trump didn't bow to Saudi King but Obama did so - Here is VIDEO PROOF

Making America Great Again? Donald Trump didn't bow to Saudi King but Obama did so - Here is VIDEO PROOF

These two videos are going viral on social media and netizens are praising US Donald Trump.

May 22, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

Donald Trump's Saudi Arabia visit: Fighting radical Islam on agenda

Donald Trump will also inaugurate a new center intended to fight radicalism and promote moderation.

May 17, 2017, 10:13 AM IST

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