Saudi Arabia

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
8 Muslim women from UP who wanted to go for Haj without Mehram withdraw application

8 Muslim women from UP who wanted to go for Haj without Mehram withdraw application

At least 32 Muslim women had in past applied to go on Haj without a ‘mehram’.

Apr 23, 2018, 21:02 PM IST
Saudi Aramco signs $44 bn deal for Indian refinery complex

Saudi Aramco signs $44 bn deal for Indian refinery complex

The Indian accord is just the latest in a string of deals -- with French, US and Malaysia companies -- announced by Aramco as it seeks to secure buyers for its oil.

Apr 12, 2018, 00:12 AM IST
Saudi Arabia to make Cannes debut this May

Saudi Arabia to make Cannes debut this May

The move comes a few months after the country lifted its 35-year ban on public cinemas.

Apr 11, 2018, 20:01 PM IST
Now, spying on spouse's phone can put you behind bars in Saudi Arabia

Now, spying on spouse's phone can put you behind bars in Saudi Arabia

The punishment will apply to both men and women in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, according to a statement by the ministry of culture.

Apr 04, 2018, 11:50 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
In major shift from Saudi stance, Crown Prince says Israel has 'rights' to its land

In major shift from Saudi stance, Crown Prince says Israel has 'rights' to its land

 "I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land."

Apr 03, 2018, 08:34 AM IST
SoftBank Vision Fund, Saudi Arabia to create world's biggest solar power firm

SoftBank Vision Fund, Saudi Arabia to create world's biggest solar power firm

Saudi Arabia`s Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to reduce the country`s economic dependence on oil, was a good match for the fund`s long-term vision for innovation.

Mar 28, 2018, 14:43 PM IST
Benjamin Netanyahu hopes for direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mumbai over Saudi airspace

Benjamin Netanyahu hopes for direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mumbai over Saudi airspace

Days after Air India's maiden flight from New Delhi flew over Saudi airspace to Israel's economic hub.

Mar 25, 2018, 21:43 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's purge of 'extremist ideologies' from education system has political undertones

Saudi Arabia's purge of 'extremist ideologies' from education system has political undertones

The purge seems set to target the Muslim Brotherhood, while not mentioning the Wahhabi hardline.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Saudi Crown Prince admits his generation suffered from 'ultraconservative interpretation of Islam'

Saudi Crown Prince admits his generation suffered from 'ultraconservative interpretation of Islam'

Mohammed bin Salman admitted decades of  "ultraconservative interpretation of Islam" has led to many in Saudi Arabia suffering but said that there is a big change coming around.

Mar 19, 2018, 15:54 PM IST
Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt tomorrow on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power.

Mar 03, 2018, 17:05 PM 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

News 50: Saudi Arabia, China and Turkey takes side of Pakistan in FATF meet

Saudi Arabia, China and Turkey takes side of Pakistan in FATF meet in Paris. Watch video to know more.

Feb 23, 2018, 09:51 AM IST
Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council said on its website that fashion week would be held in Riyadh from March 26 to March 31.

Feb 20, 2018, 08:19 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
Muslim women share sexual harassment incidents at Haj, #MosqueMeToo trends on Twitter

Muslim women share sexual harassment incidents at Haj, #MosqueMeToo trends on Twitter

#Mosquemetoo was actually started by Egyptian-American feminist and journalist Mona Eltawy, who first shared her experiences on social media.

Feb 11, 2018, 22:36 PM IST
Maldives crisis: President Gayoom sends envoys to 'friendly nations', excludes India

Maldives crisis: President Gayoom sends envoys to 'friendly nations', excludes India

On Monday, a state of emergency was declared by President Gayoom in Maldives for a period of 15 days, deepening the political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation.

Feb 08, 2018, 13:13 PM IST
'Saudi ka dost Bharat': Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Janadriyah festival, holds bilateral talks with Saudi King

'Saudi ka dost Bharat': Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Janadriyah festival, holds bilateral talks with Saudi King

In her first visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj stressed on the bilateral ties between the two nations on Wednesday. 

Feb 08, 2018, 07:14 AM IST
Saudi Arabia says it has seized over $100 billion in corruption purge

Saudi Arabia says it has seized over $100 billion in corruption purge

Saudi Arabia`s government has arranged to seize more than $100 billion through financial settlements with businessmen and officials detained in its crackdown on corruption.

Jan 31, 2018, 00:39 AM IST