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Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman`s increasingly powerful son against a royal rival and to bolster ties with Washington, analysts and diplomats say.


Apr 26, 2017, 17:10 PM IST

Jordan summons Iran envoy over comments on king

Jordan summoned Iran`s ambassador to Amman at the weekend, the foreign ministry said, after an Iranian official slammed comments by King Abdullah in an American newspaper as "silly and careless".

Apr 10, 2017, 15:45 PM IST

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan`s King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal.

Mar 29, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

Four charged with plotting to assassinate late Saudi king Abdullah

Saudi Arabia overcame an al Qaeda insurgency almost a decade ago but has suffered several deadly attacks on mosques and security forces claimed by Islamic State.

Nov 22, 2016, 21:11 PM IST

Saudi King Salman marks tumultuous first year

It was Mohammed, as much as Salman himself, who became the face of the monarchy presiding over one surprise after another during a tumultuous 12 months.

Jan 20, 2016, 09:56 AM IST

Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to vote in elections for the first time in history

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to caste their vote in the elections.

Dec 02, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

President Mukherjee in landmark visit to Jordan

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here on Saturday in what he termed a landmark visit to push ties with Jordan. It is the first visit by an Indian head of state to this Hashemite kingdom.

Oct 10, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

Delink terror from religion: PM Narendra Modi

Making a strong pitch for delinking terrorism from religion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that a global response was required to effectively combat international terrorism propagated by outfits like the Islamic State (IS).

Sep 26, 2015, 10:35 AM IST

King of Jordan meets Modi in New York

King Abdullah of Jordan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Sep 25, 2015, 22:11 PM IST

US moving to resupply Jordan''s military with munitions: Officials

The United States is readying plans to resupply Jordan with munitions in the coming weeks, possibly including precision-guided arms, expediting support for the kingdom as it expands its role in airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), officials say.

Feb 14, 2015, 08:13 AM IST

Islamic radicalisation in UK frightening: Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles has described as "frightening" the growing radicalisation of British Muslim youth who have been joining the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, partly due to "crazy stuff" available on the internet.

Feb 08, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

UN chief in Riyadh to meet new Saudi king

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on his first visit since King Salman acceded to the throne following last month`s death of his half-brother Abdullah.

Feb 07, 2015, 23:14 PM IST

Jordan military jets pound IS as King comforts pilot's family

Jordanian fighter jets pounded Islamic State targets in Syria on Thursday, before roaring over the hometown of the pilot killed by the militants while King Abdullah consoled the victim`s family.

Feb 06, 2015, 10:33 AM IST

Jordanian king vows "relentless" war on Islamic State's own ground

Jordan`s King Abdullah vowed a "relentless" war against Islamic State on their own territory on Wednesday in response to a video published by the hard-line group showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.

Feb 04, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Jordanian King says pilot's killing is act of "cowardly terror"

Jordan`s King Abdullah said on Tuesday the killing of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh by Islamic State militants was an act of cowardly terror by a group that had nothing to do with Islam.

Feb 04, 2015, 03:08 AM IST

King Salman is friend of India, says Indian diplomat

India is looking forward to having stronger relations with Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman, who is a friend of India like King Abdullah, said Indian Consul General BS Mubarak.

Jan 30, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes

Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.

Jan 30, 2015, 06:27 AM IST

Pakistan refuses to allow Musharraf to travel abroad

Pakistan has refused to allow former president Pervez Musharraf to visit Saudi Arabia to offer condolences over the death of Saudi King Abdullah, officials said Thursday.

Jan 29, 2015, 23:17 PM IST

Govt rejects Musharraf's request for Saudi Arabia visit

Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf, facing a slew of court cases, was denied permission Thursday by the government to travel to Saudi Arabia to condole King Abdullah's death.

Jan 29, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

Jan 28, 2015, 01:40 AM IST