First batch of Indian Hajis reach Madina, India introduces pre-allotment of buildings for first time

The 2019 Haj season has begun and will continue till September 14. 

Jul 04, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Mother forgets baby at Jeddah airport, flight returns

The panicked woman alerted the cabin crew that she forgot to bring her child on board.

Mar 12, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Suicide bomber who struck in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah in 2016 was Indian, not Pakistani, DNA tests confirm

India had shared a DNA sample of a terrorist who was behind the 2010 and 2012 Pune blasts. Turns out it was indeed him.

May 01, 2018, 12:22 PM IST

First time ever - Saudi women enter stadium to watch soccer

The university student was among around 300 Saudi women who thronged Pearl stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after the ultra-conservative kingdom eases decades-old rules separating the sexes.

Jan 13, 2018, 08:06 AM IST

Gunman kills two guards at Saudi royal palace

Royal guards killed the gunman, identified by the ministry as a 28-year-old Saudi national armed with a Kalashnikov and three grenades.

Oct 08, 2017, 06:54 AM IST

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir leave for Jeddah

The annual pilgrimage of Haj begins on Tuesday and 840 passengers left from Haj House in Srinagar to board a flight to Jeddah from the Srinagar Airport.



Jul 25, 2017, 11:28 AM IST

Saudi Arabia's airline says US laptop ban lifted

Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, was the last carrier to have its ban lifted.

Jul 19, 2017, 18:20 PM IST

Eleven Indians charred to death as fire breaks out in Saudi's Najran

Eleven Indians have been killed in a fire in the southern Saudi city of Najran and the Indian Consulate in Jeddah is providing all assistance to the families of the deceased and those injured in the tragedy, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:50 PM 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

Are you with us or with Qatar? Saudi Arabia King asks Nawaz Sharif

Amid the current crisis in the Gulf countries involving Qatar, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah on Monday.

Jun 14, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

FAKE viral photo: Angela Merkel's blurred hair pic in Saudi Arabia was actually doctored

When Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she won't cover her head on her visit to Saudi Arabia, it became a headline. 

May 08, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Planning to go to Haj? Pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

The practice of ferrying devotees between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways was stopped from 1995 on account of MV Akbari, the ship which would transport pilgrims, growing old.

Apr 05, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Fire in Iraqi airplane in Saudi airport controlled, 356 passengers evacuated

Saudi firefighting team extinguished on Saturday a limited fire in an airplane of the Iraqi airline at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and 356 passengers were evacuated.

Feb 12, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

Saudi prince flogged in court-ordered punishment: Report

A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Oct 19 after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi.

Nov 02, 2016, 13:15 PM IST

Saudi Police foil mosque suicide bombing: Ministry

Al Qaeda waged a campaign of shootings and bombings against foreigners and Saudi security personnel between 2003 and 2007.

Aug 24, 2016, 19:44 PM IST

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Telangana leave for Jeddah

The first batch of 340 pilgrims left from Telangana for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to perform the Haj pilgrimage.

Aug 21, 2016, 20:27 PM IST

First batch of 25 crisis-hit Indian workers arrives home from Jeddah

The first batch of 25 crisis-hit Indian workers who had left for New Delhi from the King Abdulaziz International Airport arrived home on Thursday evening.

Aug 11, 2016, 17:46 PM IST

Stranded workers: VK Singh leaves for Saudi Arabia

With thousands of Indians reeling under severe financial crisis in Saudi Arabia after losing their jobs, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Tuesday night left for the Gulf nation to assess the situation and finalise modalities to bring back those who want to return to India.

Aug 02, 2016, 22:35 PM IST

Gen VK Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Singh will travel to the Gulf nation in the next few days and it is aimed at resolving the crisis, sources said.

Jul 31, 2016, 20:45 PM IST

10,000 Indians facing food crisis in UAE, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj steps in for help

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has been directed to serve food to them and that she was monitoring the situation on an hourly basis.

Jul 30, 2016, 18:54 PM IST