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Beaten, kept hungry for days, Punjab woman alleges torture in Saudi Arabia, asks Bhagwant Mann for help

Beaten, kept hungry for days, Punjab woman alleges torture in Saudi Arabia, asks Bhagwant Mann for help

A video of a woman, who hails from Punjab, has gone viral on the social media. 

Oct 11, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
Centre's draft Haj policy proposes abolishing subsidy, allowing elderly women to travel in group

Centre's draft Haj policy proposes abolishing subsidy, allowing elderly women to travel in group

The draft Haj policy was submitted to Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday.

Oct 07, 2017, 22:09 PM IST
Saudi King's golden escalator breaks down during historic visit to Russia

Saudi King's golden escalator breaks down during historic visit to Russia

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz began his landmark three-day visit to Russia on an embarassing note.

Oct 07, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
US approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

US approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defence system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.

Oct 07, 2017, 07:09 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
'Battle of the sexes': Saudi men react to women driving

'Battle of the sexes': Saudi men react to women driving

The decision was led by Prince Mohammed, who styles himself as a reformer who will set the country on the road to modernity and civil liberty.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Saudi King to visit Russia over cooperation

Saudi Arabian King will visit Russia on Thursday.

Oct 03, 2017, 06:50 AM IST

Saudi university to set up driving school for women

Saudi University is set to open a driving school for women after ban on women driving was lifted. watch to know more.

Oct 01, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Saudi university to open driving school for women

Saudi university to open driving school for women

A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women.

Oct 01, 2017, 15:03 PM IST

Arrest warrant against Twitter user who threatened women drivers in Saudi Arabia

An arrest warrant has been issued by Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor against a Twitter user who has called for the killing of those who have supported lifting of ban from women driving cars.

Oct 01, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women's driving threat

Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women's driving threat

An arrest warrant has been issued against a Twitter user who had urged Saudi Arabia to take back its royal decree allowing women in the country to drive.

Oct 01, 2017, 07:26 AM IST
Islamic State releases new Baghdadi audio, indicates he is alive

Islamic State releases new Baghdadi audio, indicates he is alive

In what may put all the speculations about the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to rest, the Islamic State group released a new audio indicating that its top leader is still alive and healthy. 

Sep 29, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive: State media

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive: State media

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive, state media reported on Tuesday.

Sep 27, 2017, 00:48 AM IST
Saudi official axed over king image with 'Star Wars' icon

Saudi official axed over king image with 'Star Wars' icon

The black-and-white image shows King Faisal, Saudi Arabia`s third monarch, signing the United Nations Charter in 1945, with the diminutive Jedi master Yoda perched next to him.

Sep 26, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
'Tortured like an animal,' says trafficked Indian 'slave' rescued from Saudi

'Tortured like an animal,' says trafficked Indian 'slave' rescued from Saudi

The employers even refused to give her water, she alleges.

Sep 25, 2017, 08:57 AM IST
Saudi Arabia to join 'brotherly' Pakistan in CPEC project

Saudi Arabia to join 'brotherly' Pakistan in CPEC project

Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy said his country will invest in Gwadar Port for the progress and prosperity of Pakistanis.

Sep 24, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride, part of reform push

Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride, part of reform push

The festivities are part of a government bid to boost national pride and improve the quality of life for Saudis.

Sep 23, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

Saudi Arabia to allow women into stadium for National Day

This marks a shift from previous celebrations in the kingdom where women are effectively barred from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public.

Sep 20, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls

Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls

Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue.

Sep 20, 2017, 15:03 PM IST