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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without permission, grants more control over family matters

A series of royal decrees stipulated that a Saudi passport should be issued to any citizen who applies for it and that any person above the age of 21 does not need permission to travel.

Aug 02, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

American woman loses custody of daughter in Saudi Arabia after ex-husband shows bikini pics to judge

The court rejected Bethany Vierra's testimony, in part, because no male witness turned up to back her claim.

Jul 18, 2019, 22:08 PM IST

37 countries, including Pakistan and Saudi, defend China in UN letter over Xinjiang

UN ambassadors from 37 countries, including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, have released a letter defending China`s "contribution to the international human rights cause" in the Xinjiang region, in direct response to Western criticism earlier this week.

Jul 13, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi meets global leaders at G20; discusses oil prices with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince

With the Saudi Crown Prince, PM Modi discussed the current Gulf situation.

Jun 28, 2019, 22:40 PM IST

Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State

The leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajer, as well as other members of the organisation including its chief financial officer, were captured on June 3 in a raid on a house carried out by Saudi and Yemeni forces

Jun 25, 2019, 23:01 PM IST

US' Mike Pompeo to travel to Saudi Arabia, UAE for Iran crisis talks

"We`re prepared to negotiate with no preconditions. They know precisely where to find us," Pompeo told reporters before boarding his plane.

Jun 23, 2019, 23:59 PM IST

Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis: court

The United Nations has described the conflict in Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of people including thousands of civilians, as the world`s worst humanitarian crisis. 

Jun 20, 2019, 22:53 PM IST

US Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump

A handful of Republicans voted with Democrats to support the resolutions, as Congress pushes the Trump administration to react more strongly to what lawmakers see as human rights abuses by Saudi.

Jun 20, 2019, 22:37 PM IST

Has 'the sacrificial lamb' arrived? UN cites new recordings in Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia`s minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, rejected the report as "nothing new", adding in a tweet that it contains "baseless allegations".

Jun 20, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

UN report sees credible evidence linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder

After the killing of Jamal Khashoggi some Western executives pulled out of a major investment forum in Riyadh,

Jun 19, 2019, 23:29 PM IST

Iran accuses Saudis of militaristic approach in Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier on Sunday called on the international community to take a “decisive stand” over the attacks

Jun 17, 2019, 20:29 PM IST

Saudi Arabia celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr today

The Shawwal crescent moon was sighted in Tumair region of Saudi Arabia on Monday evening.

Jun 04, 2019, 08:20 AM IST

Saudi Arabia gathers Arab leaders over attacks on oil assets

Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf told a gathering of his counterparts in Jeddah ahead of the summits that the attacks must be addressed with "strength and firmness".

May 30, 2019, 13:57 PM IST

Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemen's Houthis towards Jizan: Reports

Saudi Arabia`s air defence forces intercepted a drone armed with explosives which had been launched by Yemen`s Houthis and aimed at an airport in the south of the kingdom, state news agency SPA said on Sunday.

May 26, 2019, 22:43 PM IST

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

Riyadh, which emphasized that it does not want a war, has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday`s drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom.

May 20, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Two days earlier, four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. 

May 19, 2019, 13:06 PM IST

Arab activist says Norway warned him of potential Saudi threat

Iyad el-Baghdadi is a Palestinian human rights campaigner and writer who won prominence during the 2011 Arab uprisings and has written critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

May 09, 2019, 23:49 PM IST

Two Punjabi men beheaded in Saudi Arabia; Punjab CM Amarinder Singh calls it barbaric

The two men -- Satwinder Kumar of Safdarpur Kallian village in Hoshiarpur district and Harjit Singh of Ludhiana district -- were executed by Saudi authorities on February 28 this year.

Apr 18, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

Supporters of Saudi women activists detained, including two US citizens: sources

The 11 women on trial had campaigned for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom`s male guardianship system. 

Apr 07, 2019, 07:48 AM IST

British Airways to launch its shortest flight soon

The 54-mile, 50-minute flight will fly from Bahrain International Airport to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Mar 23, 2019, 09:22 AM IST