Indian paid Rs 36 lakh to rescue compatriot in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi-based Indian businessman has secured the release of a compatriot serving a jail term in the Gulf Kingdom for killing a local resident in Jeddah by paying blood money to the family of the victim.

Jul 08, 2013, 15:07 PM IST

Merchant vessel splits into two off Mumbai coast; crew rescued

A Singapore-bound merchant vessel from Jeddah split into two around 840 nautical miles off the coast in Mumbai.

Jun 17, 2013, 23:41 PM IST

Saudi king replaces interior minister

The Saudi monarch has removed Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz from the post of interior minister and replaced him with Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz.

Nov 06, 2012, 10:21 AM IST

Saudi Arabia foils ‘terror plots’

Saudi authorities have reportedly foiled a “terror” plot and busted two extremist cells in Riyadh and Jeddah.

Aug 27, 2012, 13:42 PM IST

Saudi Arabia: 78 Indians left high and dry

The issue of the 78 Indian workers is now being heard in a labour court in Tabuk and the Indian consulate from Jeddah is providing them legal assistance.

Jul 04, 2012, 14:37 PM IST

Saudi activists sue government over driving ban

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is the only country where women are not allowed to drive.

Feb 05, 2012, 10:10 AM IST

Stranded Indian deported from Saudi Arabia

Ranganathan, who hails from Ponparappi village of Perambalur Taluk in Tamil Nadu, came to work as shepherd in the Hail region of Saudi Arabia in 2002.

Feb 02, 2012, 15:32 PM IST

Now, Saudi Arabian women can watch football

Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islam prohibits unrelated men and women from mingling.

Jan 29, 2012, 16:27 PM IST

Flight with Bangla Hajis makes unscheduled landing

The GMG Airlines` flight was carrying Haj pilgrims who were returning to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia.

Nov 24, 2011, 15:42 PM IST

Indian brothers shot dead by Saudi national

Two Indian expatriate brothers have
been shot dead by a Saudi Arabian national following an
argument at a workshop in the kingdom`s Taif region.

Oct 07, 2011, 11:59 AM IST

‘Efforts on to bring back stranded Haj pilgrims’

Government says steps are being taken to bring back Haj pilgrims, who are stranded in Jeddah due to non-availability of flights.

Nov 30, 2010, 16:05 PM IST

Gehlot writes to PM to help Haj pilgrims stranded in Jeddah

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has
sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s intervention to ensure
safe return of Haj pilgrims from the state who, he said, are
stranded at the Jeddah airport.

Nov 24, 2010, 23:08 PM IST

Pilot steers plane to safety after smoke detected in engine

A Jeddah-bound Saudi Airlines flight with 182 passengers on board was aborted on Monday just before take off after the pilot detected smoke in one of its
engines and steered the plane to safety, airport officials said.

Jul 26, 2010, 15:29 PM IST