Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country`s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Syria regime warns against any foreign ground `aggression`

Syria`s government warned Saturday against any foreign ground intervention in its war after reports that Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which both support rebel forces, could send in troops.

As Syria rebels face rout, allies Saudi, Turkey may send troops: experts

With rebel forces facing the prospect of a crushing defeat by Syria`s Russian-backed regime, their allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey may send in limited numbers of ground troops, analysts say.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter welcomes Saudi offer on troops in Syria

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter welcomed on Thursday a Saudi offer to participate in any ground operations in Syria launched by the US-led coalition.

Saudi based Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abdul Aziz arrested by Uttar Pradesh ATS

Saudi based Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abdul Aziz arrested by Uttar Pradesh ATS

Uttar Pradesh ATS arrested Saudi-based LeT commander Abdul Aziz was arrested from Lucknow airport late Tuesday night.

Yemeni strikes killed 376 in Saudi border zone: Coalition

 Yemeni rebels and their allies have killed more than 370 civilians in Saudi border regions since a Saudi-led military operation began against the rebels last March, the coalition said Tuesday.

NRI booked for rape in Gurgaon

An NRI, working with a private airline in Saudi Arabia, has been booked on charges of raping a divorcee in Gurgaon on the pretext of marrying her, police said on Monday.

Datta Padsalgikar takes charge as Mumbai Police Commissioner

 Datta Padsalgikar, a Maharashtra-Cadre 1982-batch IPS officer, on Sunday took charge as the new Mumbai Police Commissioner.

CBSE to provide counselling to students from next month

CBSE to provide counselling to students from next month

 CBSE will provide online counselling and through telephone and newspapers from next month to students appearing for boards examination to help them overcome exam-related stress.

'Tsunami of money' from Saudi Arabia funding 24,000 madrassas in Pakistan

'Tsunami of money' from Saudi Arabia funding 24,000 madrassas in Pakistan

About 24,000 'madrassas' in Pakistan are funded by Saudi Arabia which has unleashed a "tsunami of money" to "export intolerance", a top American senator has said adding that the US needs to end its effective acquiescence to the Saudi sponsorship of radical Islamism.

UN insists shaky Syria peace talks to go ahead

UN insists shaky Syria peace talks to go ahead

The UN insisted that high-stakes peace talks aimed at ending the brutal, five-year-old Syrian conflict would still begin in Switzerland later Friday despite uncertainty over whether key groups would even attend.

4 dead, 18 hurt in Saudi mosque bombing: State TV

The Al-Ekhbariya news channel quoted an interior ministry spokesman as giving the new toll, up from two dead and seven wounded earlier.

Shooting kills 3 at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

The attack struck the Imam Reza Mosque in the neighbourhood of Mehasin during prayers. 

UN says Syria talks `cannot fail`, opposition to miss start

Key Syrian opposition members said on Thursday they will miss the start of crucial talks in Geneva aimed at ending the devastating war, as the UN warned the negotiations must not fail.

Syrian Opposition leaders Manna says no peace talks without Kurds

Syrian Opposition leaders Manna says no peace talks without Kurds

The co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Council, Haytham Manna, on Wednesday he would not take part in peace talks in Geneva unless two Kurdish leaders, Saleh Muslim and Ilham Ahmed, were also invited to participate.

Police give all clear after Saudi, Qatar missions to UN evacuated

A building opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York was evacuated on Tuesday over a suspicious package.

Oil prices rise on talk of Russia, OPEC coordination

Oil prices were lifted Tuesday by talk of possible coordination between Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut petroleum output.

Iraq summons Saudi envoy over Shi`ite militia comments

Baghdad on Sunday summoned the Saudi envoy to protest his comments on Shi`ite militia forces fighting the Islamic State group, which were deemed as an interference in Iraq`s internal affairs.

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Bahrain for 1st India-Arab ministerial meeting

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Bahrain for 1st India-Arab ministerial meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of a number of Arab League countries.

John Kerry in Riyadh as Saudi-Iran tensions simmer

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday hoping for an easing of tensions between the Sunni power and its predominantly Shi'ite rival Iran.