Saudi-Egypt power link project to start in new year

A project to link the electricity grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia will start next year at a cost of at least $1.5 billion, officials said on Monday.

Dec 16, 2014, 06:01 AM IST

Dummy stun-grenade on plane, probe on; Minister contradicts Air India

Rebuffing Air India's attempts at cover-up, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the wee hours.

Oct 04, 2014, 21:43 PM IST

Defused grenade found on PM Modi's standby aircraft?

In a security scare, the Air India crew on Friday night found a defused grenade in the business class of an Air India jumbo aircraft, which was kept as a standby for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's

Oct 04, 2014, 11:41 AM IST

`Defused grenade` found on PM Narendra Modi's standby aircraft turns out to be `plastic wrapper`

A suspected explosive device on board a standby Air India VVIP aircraft has turned out to be a plastic wrapper, an airline official said in New Delhi on Saturday.

Oct 04, 2014, 10:20 AM IST

Two BJP leaders to represent India at Haj pilgrimage

Two senior BJP politicians will represent India at this year's Haj where over 1.3 lakh Indian pilgrims are scheduled to take part.

Sep 28, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

Haj pilgrims tested for Ebola at Jeddah airport

 Haj pilgrims arriving at Jeddah`s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) are being screened, tested and given preventive medication against the Ebola virus, media reported Monday.

Sep 22, 2014, 17:17 PM IST

Indian dies of MERS in Saudi Arabia; family refuses to claim body

An Indian worker has died in Saudi Arabia after contracting MERS coronavirus and his family is reluctant to repatriate the remains back home amid fears that they might get infected if they came in contact with the body.

Sep 13, 2014, 23:15 PM IST

Pakistani beheaded in Saudi for drug trafficking

A Pakistani national was on Thursday beheaded in Saudi Arabia for smuggling large quantity of heroin into the country, the second execution of a citizen from the South Asian nation in three weeks.

Sep 04, 2014, 18:12 PM IST

OIC condemns church attacks in Nigeria

Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the killing of at least 56 people and the destruction of churches in Nigeria.

Jul 02, 2014, 17:36 PM IST

Kerry arrives in Saudi to discuss Syria, Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Friday to meet the Syrian opposition as Washington unveiled plans to provide some $500 million in arms and training to the rebels.

Jun 27, 2014, 17:41 PM IST

Russia concerned Ukraine military operation has `intensified`

Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation against pro-Russian rebels despite having called a unilateral ceasefire, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

Jun 21, 2014, 18:33 PM IST

India flays OIC references to Jammu and Kashmir

India on Friday criticised mentioning of "misleading references" to Jammu and Kashmir in a resolution by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in its meeting in Jeddah.

Jun 21, 2014, 00:50 AM IST

Relatives identify Indian`s body in Jeddah

An Indian, whose body was found in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, has been identified by his relatives.

Feb 25, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Human Body Parts `Fall From Sky` In Saudi Arabia: Report

Human body parts fell from the sky in the city of Jeddah Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of a person trapped in an airplane`s wheel bay.

Jan 06, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

Human body parts `fall from sky` in Saudi Arabia

Human body parts fell from the sky in the city of Jeddah on Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of a person trapped in an airplane`s wheel bay.

Jan 05, 2014, 23:12 PM IST

Rare downpours and floods hit Saudi capital

Rare heavy downpours triggered flash floods in the Saudi capital on Sunday forcing schools and universities to close and prompting calls by the authorities for citizens to remain indoors.

Nov 17, 2013, 21:18 PM IST

Mid-air scare as AI plane door not properly locked

Passengers of an Air India flight from Jeddah to Mumbai on Friday had a mid-air scare when it was flown back after a cockpit panel showed that one of the doors was not properly locked.

Nov 15, 2013, 22:09 PM IST

Indian dupes some 500 Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

An Indian national in Saudi Arabia has allegedly duped some 500 pilgrims of nearly USD 400,000 through a fake Hajj campaign here, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for him.

Nov 04, 2013, 20:39 PM IST

Bangladeshis held with fake passports in Lucknow

Two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested at the Lucknow airport when they tried to board a flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on fake Indian passports, officials said on Thursday.

Sep 12, 2013, 11:07 AM IST

`Dawood Ibrahim in Jeddah, will return to Pakistan soon`

The statement of Shahryar Khan that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan is only partially true.

Aug 10, 2013, 10:50 AM IST