2,20,000 Indians granted Saudi visa in one month

Over 2,20,000 Indians, mostly domestic helpers and labourers, have been granted visas by Saudi Arabia in one month, officials said.

Islamic State fears make Gulf monarchies set aside differences

Advances by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and US calls for a coalition against them have made Gulf monarchies set aside disputes over Qatar`s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say.

Saudi Arabia launches Gaza food aid programme

Saudi Arabia has launched a food aid programme for the people in besieged areas of Gaza, an official said Sunday.

Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad

Saudi Arabia`s Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom`s religious establishment.

Ancient stone artifacts may shed light on how humans 'dispersed' out of Africa

Researchers have recently excavated ancient stone artifacts in Saudi Arabia that might provide deeper insight into how humans dispersed out of Africa.

First Haj flight from India arrives in Saudi Arabia

The first Haj flight from India carrying 235 pilgrims has arrived in Madinah in Saudi Arabia.

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs

The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia.

Indian pilgrim missing in Saudi Arabia

An 82-year-old Indian man who went to pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia three months ago has gone missing, a media report said on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia sentences 18 over terror attacks

A specialised criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to varied prison terms for participating in terrorist attacks within the country, media reported.

Saudi Arabia sentences 18 to jail for militant offences

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced 18 men to prison terms of 10 months to 25 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets between 2003-06, state media reported late on Wednesday.

Indian Haj pilgrims to go hi-tech this year

More than 136,000 Indian Haj pilgrims coming to Saudi Arabia this year will be benefited by several high-tech apps, including Google Maps, to facilitate hassle-free pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia`s Grand Mufti denounces Iraq`s Islamic State group

Saudi Arabia`s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda were "enemy number one of Islam" and not in any way part of the faith.

Saudi beheaded for murder as Amnesty urges halt to executions

A Saudi national convicted of murder was decapitated by the sword in the southwest of the Gulf kingdom on Tuesday, the interior ministry said.

Saudi Arabia executes four for drug possession

Saudi Arabia has executed four men for possession of hashish, domestic media reported, taking to 17 the number of people put to death in the conservative Islamic kingdom in two weeks and prompting disquiet from international rights groups.

Gunmen attack Saudi prince`s motorcade in Paris

Kalashnikov-wielding robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros (USD 335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing "sensitive" documents, French police said on Monday.

Two Saudis beheaded for murdering compatriots

Two Saudi men were decapitated by sword on Sunday for separate murder charges, the interior ministry said.

Ist batch of Hajj pilgrims to leave on Aug 27

The first batch of 275 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will leave for Saudi Arabia on a direct flight from the city airport here on August 27, an official said on Sunday.

Saudi beheads convicted Pakistani drug trafficker

Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani on Thursday after sentencing him to death for drug trafficking, the interior ministry said, taking to 25 the number of executions announced this year.

Saudi Arabia gives UN $100 mn to fight terrorism

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday gave USD 100 million to the United Nations to support counter-terrorism efforts and called on other countries to do the same.

13 Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia to return soon

Thirteen Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia after being duped by an Indian job agent are set to leave the country with their Saudi agent agreeing to pay for their return journey.